It’s not just oysters that produce pearls!

Pearls from mussels! CACHE PhD student Teja Yarra discovers that it’s not just oysters that produce pearls: “Like most people, I have always associated pearls with oysters. However, when I started this project, I found out that large quantities of pearls are cultured using freshwater mussels. In fact, any shell forming mollusc can produce a… Read more »

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Kirti snaps up some tips on presentations

Kirti reports from the ASLO conference: “Hello from the ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting 2015 in Granada, Spain! If you are wondering what ASLO is, it is the Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography (the study of freshwater and marine ecosystems). This conference had over a 100 sessions, on many subjects and about 2500… Read more »

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Pooling brains and oysters for a joint project!

CACHE Early Stage Researchers, Kirti Ramesh and Kirsikka Sillanpaa, join forces in their research. Kirsikka explains: “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… Read more »

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Oban tales – the shellfish sampling trip!

Tejaswi Yarra is one of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) recently recruited to the CACHE project. Through August and September Teja and her colleagues spent time in Oban, Scotland – a major source of shellfish – to secure samples for project’s research. Teja’s explains the ups and downs of her time in Oban: “Transcriptional Profiling… Read more »

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