Pooling brains and oysters for a joint project!

CACHE Early Stage Researchers, Kirti Ramesh and Kirsikka Sillanpaa, join forces in their research……… ‘In December 2014, Kirti came over to Germany from Sweden for a joint two-week experiment. The aim of this experiment is to identify which tissues are the most important in shell formation after damage occurs to the shell. We are interested… Read more »

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Mytilus adaptation to climate change – we need your help!

The cultivation of Blue mussels Mytilus edulis is of considerable commercial importance for Scotland. In times of more frequent environmental extremes it is important to understand how this species reacts to changing conditions, including potential impacts on the quality of mussel products. This will be of relevance for both aquaculture research and local mussel farmers… Read more »

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Marie Curie Experienced Researcher post available

  Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (CACHE network) Vacancy Ref: : 032142 Closing Date : 21-Jan-2015 Contact Person : Dr Karim Gharbi Contact Number : Contact Email : Karim.Gharbi@ed.ac.uk School of Biological Sciences Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (CACHE network) We are seeking a research-trained and highly motivated bioinformatician (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher) to provide bioinformatics support… Read more »

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Meet Katie, the last of the ten researchers!

We’re pleased to introduce the last of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) recruited to the CACHE project. Katie Fawcett will be researching ‘Quantification of natural variation in shell thickness and production across a latitudinal gradient and relation to environmental parameters and the underlying population genetics.’ Katie is originally from the UK and will be… Read more »

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The CACHE project’s first BIG meeting!

Kirti Ramesh, CACHE-ITN Early Stage Researcher (ESR), shares her experience of the project’s recent inaugural meeting in Olhão, Portugal. My week in Olhão.…… With a renewed inspiration for communicating what I do, I am happy to share some of the highlights of the first Annual CACHE meeting and masterclass. Despite the quick pace of the… Read more »

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Introducing Kati Michalek

CACHE is pleased to introduce Kati Michalek. Kati is another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project and will be researching ‘Levels of calcification and selection in naturally varying pH habitats in farmed vs wild species.’ Kati is originally from Germany and will be conducting her PhD… Read more »

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Meet researcher Kirsikka Sillanpaa

CACHE is pleased to introduce Kirsikka Sillanpaa. Kirsikka is another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project and will be researching ‘Ion transport in the outer mantle epithelium of bivalves. Mechanistical studies using in vitro Ussing chamber techniques.’ Kirsikka is originally from Finland and will be conducting… Read more »

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Introducing Luca Telesca

CACHE is pleased to introduce Luca Telesca. Luca is one of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Luca will be researching ‘variation in shell composition and thickness with latitude and historical time’. Luca is originally from Italy and will be conducting his PhD at Cambridge University in… Read more »

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Introducing CACHE researcher Alexander Ventura!

CACHE is pleased to introduce Alexander Ventura. Alexander is another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project and will be researching ‘Assessing adaptation potential and selection of resilient strains.’ Alexander is originally from Italy and will be conducting his PhD in at the University of Gothenburg in… Read more »

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Scouts in Portugal shown the wonders of science!

Recently, CACHE partner Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), in collaboration with University of the Algarve – Portugal, presented a fun scientific education day for local scouts. The children, who were aged seven to ten, were given a tour of the University and CCMAR facilities. The scouts were treated to some fun interactive science-based activities including extracting… Read more »

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