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1 week TASCMAR workshop @ CNRS for Mines ParisTech biotechnology students

1 week TASCMAR workshop @ CNRS for Mines ParisTech biotechnology students

Students of one of France’s most prestigious Universities – Mines ParisTech (http://www.mines-paristech.fr/), in their second year of a masters degree in Biotechnology, completed a one week TASCMAR training at the CNRS in Gif sur Yvette. The..


Two breakthrough technologies patented!

Two breakthrough technologies patented!

In the context TASCMAR, two breakthrough innovations were recently patented. These technologies are dedicated to the optimal production of microbial metabolites and the trapping of invertebrate metabolites in their natural habitat. UNIFERTEX (UNIversal FERmenTor EXpert) offers a..


TASCMAR @ EU project Common Exploitation Booster event

TASCMAR @ EU project Common Exploitation Booster event

On 25 January 2018, TASCMAR participated in a Common Exploitation Booster event for EU funded projects, held at Université Paris-Saclay, France. The Common Exploitation Booster is a European Commission endorsed initiative to help maximize the..


EURAXESS ASEAN network meets TASCMAR researcher Dr Suchana Apple Chavanich

EURAXESS ASEAN is an initiative backed by the EU to promote researcher mobility and cooperation, focusing on the countries in the Association of South East Asian Nations. Their network includes over 7000 researchers and main activities include providing..


TASCMAR extracts library now completed – major milestone reached!

TASCMAR extracts library now completed – major milestone reached!

The now completed TASCMAR extracts library (EXTLIB) included 189 invertebrate extracts from MACLIB Library (269 specimens), 1208 extracts from the microbial MICLIB library (302 strains), 188 extracts from the mesophotic invertebrates TARMAC library (197 specimens),..


First ever live transmission of a TASCMAR ROV collection mission!

First ever live transmission of a TASCMAR ROV collection mission!

TASCMAR Israeli partners EcoOcean and Tel Aviv University recently organized the first ever online transmission of a TASCMAR collection mission (Eilat, 28/11/17) to 25 elementary school students in a school in Rishon Lezion. The activity was..


Major milestone reached – TASCMAR “TARMIC” library now completed!

Major milestone reached – TASCMAR “TARMIC” library now completed!

The TASCMAR TARMIC (TARget MICrooraganisms) library is now finalized. It is composed of 302 actinomycetes and fungi from marine mesphotic coral ecosystems (30 to 150m depth). Each strain has been grown under the LSF/SPE and..


Thai delegation visits CNRS-ICSN and attends presentation on the TASCMAR project

Thai delegation visits CNRS-ICSN and attends presentation on the TASCMAR project

On 17 October 2017, a group of 22 leading representatives of public and private organisations in Thailand visited the CNRS-ICSN (responsible for coordinating the TASCMAR project). These organisations included public research institutions, such as the Thailand..


TASCMAR steering committee @ EMBS52, Slovenia

TASCMAR steering committee @ EMBS52, Slovenia

The TASCMAR steering committee (group of all work package leaders) met on 27 September, at the Grand Hotel Bernardin in Portorož, Slovenia. The meeting coincided with the 52nd European Marine Biology Symposium, held at the same..


TASCMAR collection mission in Rodrigues island yields a rich collection of sponges, including species new to science

TASCMAR collection mission in Rodrigues island yields a rich collection of sponges, including species new to science

Article provided by Dr Anne Bialecki, Université de la Réunion During a TASCMAR collection mission to Rodrigues island organised in October 2016 by Dr Anne Bialecki of the University of Reunion Island, about 25 sponge..


eu-flag      TASCMAR is a collaborative European research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement N° 634674.