Is this clam wearing lipstick?!

Dr Melody Clark, CACHE Project Co-ordinator, reports from Antarctica – Blog #1 “Below you’ll see a laternula elliptica photographed under fluorescent light. Laternula elliptica is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Laternulidae, the lantern shells. It is the largest bivalve found under the surface of the seabed in the… Read more »

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Expanding knowledge

CACHE researcher, Yan Wang-Duffort reports on a visit to the Collège de France: Blog #1 “One gloomy Tuesday, I arrived in Collège de France in Paris to visit Professor Jacques Livage. Professor Livage has been involved in the development of “Sol-Gel” synthesis. This “soft” chemistry, inspired from the biomineralisation process, enables the development of hybrid organic/mineral… Read more »

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Experienced Researcher in Impacts of Climate Change on Aquaculture

We are seeking a highly motivated Experienced Researcher (ER) to join the EU-FP7 Marie Curie CACHE project (Calcium in a CHanging Environment – https://www.cache-itn.eu/) to determine the impacts of climate change on the European shellfish industry based in Oban, Scotland. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th April 2016. Interviews will take place on Friday 29th April… Read more »

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Introducing Carlos! Another important recruit!

Here’s introducing Carlos Caurcel, a new recruit to CACHE project. Carlos will be developing a bioinformatics hub: 1. Tell us a little bit about the research you’ll be doing for CACHE. My role withing the CACHE network is to provide bioinformatics support to the Early Stage Resarchers (ESRs), that includes teaching them some bioinformatics, helping them… Read more »

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The CACHE researchers’ film on how global change may harm seafood

Recently, the CACHE network from across Europe met in Olhão, near Faro (Portugal) to discuss how global environmental changes are likely to affect commercial shellfish production. A constant increase in dissolved carbon dioxide is making seawater more acidic, with potentially dramatic consequences for protective shells. The ten PhD students and three post-doctoral researchers on the… Read more »

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Early stage researcher in bioinformatics vacancy

Vacancy Ref: : 034796 Closing Date : 24-Nov-2015 Contact Person : Karim Gharbi Contact Number : Contact Email : karim.gharbi@ed.ac.uk   We have a job opening for a junior bioinformatician with experience in next-generation genomics to join the CACHE Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) as an Early Stage Researcher. The ESR will be based… Read more »

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Introducing Yan Wang-Duffort.

CACHE is pleased to introduce Dr Yan Wang-Duffort, a new reseacher recruited to the CACHE project. Yan will be researching ‘Developing the field of mollusc shell production as a model for Biomimicry‘. Yan is originally from China and will be based at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Tell us about your role with… Read more »

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CACHE at ‘The West Coast Maritime Week’

Alex recounts his visit a public event in Sweden dedicated to the marine environment: “During the month of August I took part in scientific outreach activities during the “The West Coast Maritime Week” (Västerhavsveckan, http://vasterhavsveckan.se/), a public event dedicated to the marine environment taking place in several locations along the west coast of Sweden. The event… Read more »

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Introducing James Morris! New recruit to CACHE

CACHE is pleased to introduce Jame Morris. James is one of the Experienced Researchers (ERs) being recruited to the project and will be researching ‘Mollusc shell production as a model for biomimicry’. James is originally from England and will be conducting his research from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS). Tell us about your… Read more »

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Two PhD positions in Frankfurt/Germany available

Doctoral position in theoretical population genomics (m/f) (65%)  The BiK-F Molecular Ecology Group, headed by Markus Pfenninger, invites applications for a Doctoral position in experimental population genomics (m/f) (65%) The candidate is expected to work on the DFG project “Rapid seasonal thermal adaptation in Chironomus riparius” as part of the “Rapid Adaptation” Priority Program. Your… Read more »

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