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MarineBiotech feature in the MaCuMBA newsletter

Published on 21 August 2014

The latest August edition of the MaCuMBA newsletter is featuring information about the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET. MaCuMBA (Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Applications) is a four-year research project that aims to uncover the untold diversity of marine microbes using cultivation-dependent strategies. This joint venture of 23 partner institutions from 11 EU countries is led by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), and has a budget of more than €12 million, of which €9 million is funded by the EC Seventh Framework Programme.

The MaCuMBA newsletter provides updates on their own project progress and runs a series called ‘Petri Dish Profile’ where other European funded projects that is/has been working in a similar area or in an area of interest to MaCuMBA are presented. In previous newsletters, interviews have been featured with the coordinators of the Micro B3 project (Issue 2), the MICROBES-2-MODEL project (Issue 3), the PharmaSea project (Issue 4), the SeaBioTech project (Issue 5), the BAMMBO project (Issue 6), and the ULIXES project (Issue 7).

The Marine Biotechnology European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) is featured in the eighth issue of MaCuMBA Project News, next to an interview with Marieke Reuver, Programme Manager at AquaTT, Dublin, who is leader of MaCuMBA Work Package 9 (WP9), Dissemination, Knowledge Management and Linkages; MaCuMBA researcher profiles and stories about marine microorganisms that have been making the news.

A special educational publication accompanies the latest newsletter to introduce students aged 8-12 to the fascinating world of marine microbes. This four-page Education Supplement includes: fun marine microbe facts; links to online resources and activities relating to marine microbes; a comic strip entitled MaCuMBA Meltdown; and a marine microbe quiz.

All newsletters and special publications can be downloaded from the MaCuMBA website.

The current newsletter highlights the recent and upcoming activities of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET, including the objectives of the Open Stakeholder Consultation and the Stakeholder Meeting which will be held on 28-29 October 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.


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