MarPipe Secondment with ABSint

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Between 09 – 16 October, all eleven MarPipe PhD students attended a secondment with ABSint in Bruges, Belgium. The majority of students in this international training network conduct scientific research and spend a large proportion of their time working in the lab. Therefore, the aim of the secondment was to familiarize participants with the non-scientific…

Short Scientific Course 3: Bioinformatics tools for new natural products discovery

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This summer, MarPipe ESRs attended a 1-day Bioinformatics workshop organised by the School of Microbiology at the University of Cork (UCC) in Ireland. The workshop was held by two tutors, Dr. Marcus Claesson from UCC (http://apc.ucc.ie/marcus-claesson/) and Professor Marnix Medema from Wageningen University (https://www.wur.nl/en/Persons/Marnix-dr.-MH-Marnix-Medema.htm), who covered major topics, such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technologies, microbiome…

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…

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.…