Clarence and Clemmie discover Norfolk

Once again the CACHE mascots report from another of their trips….this time, Norfolk: “Once back from Yorkshire, we barely had time to rest our shells and after a brief spell assisting at CACHE HQ in Cambridge, the time was right to spread our wings (or, in our case, shells!) and venture out again. This time… Read more »

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Clarence and Clemmie in Yorkshire

Another installment by the intrepid adventure clams, Clarence and Clemmie: “Well after the excitement of our prolonged ambassadorial role in Portugal, we really felt we wanted to come home to Cambridge for a while and visit Nina. So we managed to hitch a lift with Professor Deborah when she went to meet up with Dr… Read more »

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Discussing Molluscs in Malaysia

James reports on his visit to Malaysia and the World Congress of Malacology: Discussing Molluscs in Malaysia “Sitting in Heathrow Airport waiting for my connection back to Brussels is a perfect time to look back on a fantastic couple of weeks in Malaysia, and jetlag makes 5 am a very productive hour all of a… Read more »

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Talking shells in Kiel

CACHE researcher, James Morris, who is looking at the potential applications of shell waste, reports from his recent visit to the company Coastal Research and Management (CRM) in Kiel, Germany: “My first visit to Kiel and Northern Germany: sunshine and blue water. I was tirelessly informed that the three days I experienced were as atypical… Read more »

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Bioinformatic freestyling in York

CACHE researcher, David Vendrami – Blog #1 2016 – recalls his science visit to York: “2016 is (and hopefully is also going to be) a really exciting and interesting year: many things have already happened and many others are expected to take place! I increased my oyster sample collections with specimens from Japan and British… Read more »

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National aquaculture event

CACHE researcher, Kirsikka Sillanpaa gives a short report on her attendance at a recent event:   “Recently, I attended the Swedish Vattenbrukskonferensen, a national conference about aquaculture activities. There were interesting talks both from the academy and private actors, both organizations and entrepreneurs. Lots of focus was also put on the mussel farming in Sweden,… Read more »

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‘Cutting-edge’ science in Cambridge

CACHE researcher, Kati Michalek, give a scientific account of some of her research: “Recently, I made my way from Oban in Scotland to Cambridge, catching up with my friend and CACHE fellow Luca Telesca for an exciting shellfish calcification experiment. Calcification rates of bivalves have been studied rigorously in the last decades, whilst almost exclusively… Read more »

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A snail tale: Jaison spends a month in France.

CACHE researcher, Jaison Arivalagan reflects on his placement at Haliotis farm in Plouguerneau, France: “Some of my most memorable moments happened during my placement training in Haliotis farm, France Haliotis, Plouguerneau, France. I undertook this placement as part of my training in the CACHE Marie Curie ITN. We are encouraged to spend our placements in commercial… Read more »

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Gumbo, Jazz and Calcification: Ocean Sciences meeting New Orleans

CACHE researcher, Trystan Sanders, gives his account from attending the Ocean Sciences Meeting: “Last week I, and some colleagues, attended the Ocean Sciences meeting in New Orleans. This is a huge conference (over 4,000 people) held annually where scientists from many different fields meet, discuss their research and set up collaborations. Kirti Ramesh and I,… Read more »

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What’s in a larval shell?

CACHE researcher Kirti Ramesh describes her recent secondment at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI): “I have been working with Dr. Gernot Nehrke and learning all about Raman spectroscopy. At the AWI, I have been using an instrument called a confocal Raman microscope that helps me ‘look’ at what exactly my different larval shells are made of… Read more »

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