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Vince Smith

  • PhD
  • Research Scientist
  • Natural History Museum, London, UK
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I leads the Museum’s science informatics activities. These include new approaches to mass digitisation of the Museum’s 80 million specimens and the development of Virtual Research Environments supporting hundreds of taxonomic research communities worldwide. As an entomologist I specialise in the coevolution of parasitic lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) on their avian and mammalian hosts. My recent taxonomic studies include work on the evolutionary history of Galapagos mockingbird lice, dating the diversification of lice across mammals and birds, and the origins and evolution of human lice.

Recent publications

  • Actionable, long-Term stable and semantic web compatible identifiers for access to biological collection objects

    • Güntsch A
    • Hyam R
    • Hagedorn G
    • et al.
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  • Inselect: Automating the digitization of natural history collections

    • Hudson L
    • Blagoderov V
    • Heaton A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Research Scientist

Natural History Museum, London, UK

May 2006 - Present

Research Scientist

Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Campus, USA

May 2004 - May 2006(2 years)

Wellcome Trust Junior Research Fellow (Biodiversity)

University of Glasgow

March 2001 - March 2004(3 years)



University of Glasgow

October 1996 - January 2000(3 years)

B.Sc. (Hon.), Biology

School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol

October 1993 - June 1996(3 years)


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