CACHE at Aquaculture 2015, Montpellier

Kati Michalek recently attended Aquaculture 2015 and gives us an insight into this big event: “I presented my work in CACHE at the Aquaculture 2015, 23 -26 August 2015, Montpellier, France. The presented poster summarises my field observations from the last month, indicating the remarkable environmental variability in a typical Scottish sea loch and the… Read more »

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My first experience as a ‘supervisor’

David Vendrami, Early Stage Researcher for CACHE, based at the University of Bielefeld, continues his blog: “It’s been a really productive month: I worked hard and I was able to achieve some really nice results in each one of the three different projects that I’m currently working on (all of them related with CACHE of… Read more »

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Good news, bad news!

David Vendrami, CACHE Early Stage Researcher, continues his story from the University of Bielefeld: “Let’s start with the bad news: as I have already mentioned in one of my previous blogs, ‘my colleague and I successfully moved the server we use for our analyses from our office (it was really loud sometimes…) to what I… Read more »

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David and the DNA Mark II

CACHE researcher, David Vendrami, does DNA again! “August was very exciting! First of all, Elena, another undergraduate student, joined the team in the analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences. We went through the whole process together and we are all achieving great results. I’m really proud of us all! Secondly, my microsatellites are working fine, but,… Read more »

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Towards the performance of ‘in-house’ ddRAD sequencing

Recent recruit, David Vendrami, gives an insight into the technicalities of ddRAD sequencing: “A part of my project consists of the exploitation of ‘Next Generation Sequencing’ techniques to produce a huge and highly informative amount of genomic data. Specifically, I have to produce what is known as a ‘ddRAD library’, which is a collection of… Read more »

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All hands on deck at GEOMAR!

CACHE ESR Kirti Ramesh explains about the invaluable help she has received from an intern over the summer: “Every year, GEOMAR offers the opportunity for high school students to take on an internship in its laboratories and learn about what it is like to be a marine biologist firsthand. This year, Lara Kneschke from Freie… Read more »

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David and the DNA!

David Vendrami, recently recruited Early Stage Researcher to the CACHE project, talks mitochondrial DNA: “I’ve had a pretty busy week: in addition to working on my CACHE project, I had to deal with some (tedious) bureaucratic stuff which, of course, I’m not going to talk to you about. In the last few days, I focused… Read more »

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ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting February 2016

CACHE researcher Kirti Ramesh, explains how she and her colleagues will be co-chairing a session at the Ocean Sciences meeting next year: “We are very excited to let you know about our session at the ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting (21-26 February 2016, New Orleans) entitled: ‘Calcification in a changing environment – Do mechanisms define vulnerability?’… Read more »

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CACHE Masterclass – Shellfish Aquaculture and Science Communication

Kati Michalek gives an insight into the recent jam-packed masterclass for the CACHE researchers:   “We proudly present our second CACHE masterclass entitled ‘Shellfish Aquaculture’, which took place from the 6th to the 8th of July at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Oban Scotland. The course included lectures as well as practical sessions,… Read more »

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Long-term study on a Scottish blue mussel farm

Early Stage Researcher, Kati Michalek, gives her account on the start of her long-term study: “Two weeks ago, I started my long-term study at a blue mussel farm in Loch Leven, Scotland. Following my experimental design, I prepared a total of 48 mussel cages using commercial oyster bags and deployed 12 cages (= monthly replicates… Read more »

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