Just a final reminder that the deadline for registration to EMBS54 is this Friday, the 9th of August. We hope to see you in Dublin on 25-29 August for a great scientific and social programme (www.embs54.org)!
On behalf of the scientific and organising committees
Professor Tasman Crowe UCD Earth Institute & School of Biology and Environmental Science Science Centre West University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland
A draft of the full programme for EMBS 54 is now available at www.marinestations.org/embs-european-marine-biology-symposium/. There is a really great line up of speakers and posters from all over the world covering a broad range of marine biological topics, habitats and taxa in our themed and general sessions.
Registration will remain open until 9 August, but we ask all presenters to register before 30 July if possible so that we can finalise the programme. Note that the slots for talks are 10 minutes including questions.
When registering, note also that there is a limited number of places for the kayaking excursions and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit on places for the Dublin Bay cruise or the Glendalough trip.
We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you to Dublin in a few weeks’ time!
On behalf of the organising and scientific steering committees.
— Professor Tasman Crowe Director, UCD Earth Institute School of Biology and Environmental Science Science Centre West University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland
Open University – Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn International Ph.D. Program 2019 – 2020
NEW CALLS – closing date 15 July 2019
Positions on offer
Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Naples Italy. Applications are invited from qualified postgraduate candidates to work on the following topics:
1. Impact of microbe-Jellyfish associations on the Carbon and NItrogen Cycles in coastal marine Ecosystems (JuICE) Director of Studies: Ulisse Cardini Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
2. Biosynthesis of long chain aliphatic compounds from Nannochloropsis spp. Director of Studies: Sergio Balzano Department of Marine Biotechnology
3. Nitrate sensing and uptake in diatoms: from molecular evolution to functional characterization Director of Studies: Alessandra Rogato Internal Supervisor: Maria I. Ferrante Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
4. Copepods as model organisms to evaluate the toxicity of emerging contaminants: an ecotoxicogenomic approach Director of Studies: Isabella Buttino Internal Supervisor: Ylenia Carotenuto Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
5. ‘SFerOASys’ Sponges as Fertilizing agents in Ocean Acidified Systems: Who’s in the Loop? Director of Studies: Laura Núñez Pons Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
We now have a great set of talks and posters lined up for the 54th EMBS in Dublin on 25-29 August 2019, spanning all four themes of the symposium and the general session (www.embs54.org). We are looking forward to welcoming presenters from all over Europe and the wider world, including Canada, Japan, Chile, Mozambique, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. I hope you can join us to enjoy the science, the social programme and the Yellow Submarine. Registration is open and the deadline for early bird rates has been extended to 30 May.
In addition to the great speakers, we are working on a great programme of social events and excursions for the 54th European Marie Biology Symposium in Dublin on 25-29 August this year. Options will include a cruise around Dublin Bay, a visit to scenic Glendalough and its ancient monastic settlement, and canoe excursions on the Liffey in Dublin itself or out on Dublin Bay. The Yellow Submarine competition will have its roots in Irish traditions and there will be a ceilidh after the conference dinner.
The April 3rd deadline for abstract submission is approaching and abstracts are being accepted via the website – www.embs54.org.
As well as a general session on any aspect of marine biology, the themes this year will focus on blue growth, rapid change, fundamental traits and movement and redistribution of species.
Details of registration are also available on the website. We have aimed to keep the costs low and flexible and really hope that you will be tempted to join us in Dublin this August!
On behalf of the organising and scientific steering commitees
Prof. Tasman Crowe UCD Earth Institute School of Biology and Environmental Science Science Centre West University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland
A great line up of keynote speakers is now confirmed for EMBS 54, to be held in Dublin on 25-29 August2019. Details are available atthe website.
We hope you will consider joining us for what should be an excellent symposium, with sessions on Blue Growth, Rapid Change, Movement and Redistribution of Species and Fundamental Biological Traits, as well as a General Session on any aspect of marine biology (visit www.embs54.org for details).
The EMBS series has been running annually since 1966. It attracts delegates from all over the world, who come to discuss high quality marine biological research in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. EMBS54 is organized by University College Dublin.
I am delighted to be able to provide you with the MARS newsletter with details on the launch of our brand new strategy “Supporting a decade of Marine Science in Europe and beyond”. The new strategy supports our vision for “a network of connected marine stations across Europe, which are well-positioned to meet the future scientific and societal challenges for the marine environment from the national to the global level”.
This is an exciting time for MARS and we would therefore welcome feedback on the contents of this newsletter and on the new strategy in general.
If you are not currently a member of MARS and would like to be then please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Matt Frost
More information on MARS membership can be found here.
The next MARS Directors meeting will be held at HCMR, Crete, November 27th to the 29th 2018. MARS has been bringing together marine stations and institute directors for over two decades (since 1995) and in 2017 MARS members supported the development of a new strategy. The MARS strategy entitled, “A new Strategy for MARS: Supporting a Decade of Marine Science in Europe and Beyond”, was developed in the context of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The draft of this strategy is now available for discussion at the meeting along with ideas on its implementation.
In addition, there will also be important discussions on – the World Association of Marine Stations (WAMS); – general science and policy updates; and – models of sustainability for marine stations and institutes; – as well as the chance to network with directors from across Europe and beyond.
Positions on offer Open University – Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn International Ph.D. Program 2018 – 2019
3-years fellowships are available to carry out PhD level research in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica ‘Anton Dohrn’ Naples, Italy. Applications are invited from qualified postgraduate candidates to work on the following topics: 1. Multilevel assessment of seagrass response to main climatic and anthropogenic stressors: epigenetic changes and early warning indicators of mortality Director of Studies: Gabriele Procaccini, Department of Integrative Marine Ecology 2. Dietary composition of scyphomedusae in the Gulf of Naples Director of Studies: Isabella D’Ambra, Department of Integrative Marine Ecology 3. Evolution of the TRH neuropeptide pathway and its growth regulation function in echinoderms Director of Studies: Maria I. Arnone, Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Animals 4. Plankton-benthos coupling at different time scales Director of Studies: Marina Montresor, Department of Integrative Marine Ecology 5. Interactions between microalgae and bacteria during growth in photobioreactor: Modulation and biotechnological implications Director of Studies: Christophe Brunet, Department of Integrative Marine Ecology 6. Microalgal enzymes with biotechnological applications Director of Studies: Chiara Lauritano, Department of Integrative Marine Ecology 7. Pigment cell gene regulatory networks in the Ciona robusta nervous system Director of Studies: Filomena Ristoratore, Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Animals 8. Modelling cell response and molecular mechanisms of extracellular self-DNA inhibition Director of Studies: Maria Luisa Chiusano, Department of Research Infrastructures for marine biological resources 9. Sea urchin as a model for development of new ecosafety nanoremediation Director of Studies: Elisabetta Tosti, Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Animals
The closing date for applications is July 20th 2018 – h. 12.00. APPLY NOW ON WWW.SZN.IT