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Michael Richardson

Professor of Animal Development, Leiden University

Michael Richardson is a British citizen who carries out research in developmental biology. He was appointed in 2000 to the van der Leeuw chair of evolutionary developmental biology at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. His active research focus is: fundamental developmental biology (the evolutionary developmental biology of vertebrates, mainly reptiles and fish); and applied developmental biology (zebrafish embryos as models for compound screening). These two areas synergise in his future plans to use zebrafish embryos as screening models to study the evolutionary developmental biology of the snake venom delivery system.


  • –present
    Professor of Animal Development, Leiden University