I am a Commissioner of the ICZN since 2007. I gained my PhD (1990) in entomology from the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen. I spent ten years (1994-2004) as senior curator and head of entomology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, and I am now associate professor and head of entomology at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. My research is primarily focused on taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny and evolution of two-winged insects (Diptera). I am a collaborator of the ''Biosystematic Database of World Diptera'', which contains about a quarter of a million name records representing some 150,000 valid species. See further on the homepage for Thomas Pape.