Grant Garren January (IBP-CNR) attends the “Marine Genetic Resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction: bridging policy, law, science and research and development” workshop in Brussels

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Between the 21st to 22nd May 2019, the EU Commission hosted the “Marine Genetic Resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction: bridging policy, law, science and research and development” workshop. The workshop provided a unique and valuable opportunity for experts from a variety of fields to learn from one another ahead of the third Intergovernmental Conference…

Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Conference in New York , USA

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From 25th March to the 05th April, the second Intergovernmental Conference (IGC2) on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This was the second of four planned meetings to discuss development of a new, international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on…

‘Science for Solutions: Bringing Stakeholders Together to Improve Ocean Planning and Governance’ – Workshop in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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In March, Jane Collins (ESR8) was invited to participate in a ‘Science for Solutions’ workshop in Ecuador, jointly organised by the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), the STRONG High Seas (‘Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance on the High Seas’) project and the ABNJ Deep Seas project (UNEP-WCMC). This workshop formed part of a series…

Jane Collins (ABS-int, KU Leuven) was seconded to University of Tromso

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Secondment – University of Tromso, Norway (14 January – 01 March 2019) In early 2019, Jane completed a 6-week secondment at the University of Tromso. The purpose of the assignment was to identify and define ‘best practice’ procedures for curating a marine biological sample collection, with a view to transferring these lessons to the ‘biodiversity…

MarPipe attends BIOPROSP_19 in Tromso

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BIOPROSP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOPROSP) is Europe’s leading biennial scientific conference on marine biodiscovery and biotechnologoy, and the application of marine bioactive molecules. In February 2019, MarPipe ESRs travelled to the Capital of the Arctic, Tromso, Norway to present their scientific results and meet top scientists, industry representatives and entrepreneurs from all over the world within the field…

Short Scientific Course 2: Organic Structure Analysis

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In December, MarPipe PhDs attended the second short scientific course in the framework of their training activities on the analysis of organic structures held in Fundación MEDINA (http://www.medinadiscovery.com/) in Granada, Spain. General aim of the course was to introduce the elements of structural elucidation techniques, including HRMS and one-dimensional and multidimensional NMR spectroscopy and how…

Jane Collins (ABS-int, KU Leuven) was seconded to University of Aberdeen

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Secondment – University of Aberdeen, Scotland (02 October – 02 November 2019) Towards the end of 2018, Jane completed a one-month secondment at the University of Aberdeen working with colleagues from the Faculty of Law and the Marine Biodiscovery Centre within the Faculty of Chemistry. The aim of the secondment was to review business, legal…

Short Scientific Course 1: Biodiscovery with zebrafish

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Location: KU Leuven, Belgium Organising committee: Prof. Peter de Witte, Dr. Annellii Ny, Dr. Aleksandra Siekierska All MarPipe Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Principal Investigators (PIs) had the chance to meet for the first time during a welcome dinner at the historical centre of Leuven, organised by the host laboratory of KU Leuven. Day 1.…