|PARTNER#1||Institut de Ciències del Mar- CMIMA||ICM||Spain|
Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta, 39-47. E08003 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. Phone: 3493 2309500, Fax: 3493 2309555, email: email@example.com. Webpage: http://www.icm.csic.es/bio
The ICM is one of about 90 research institutes of the Spanish CSIC (National Council for Scientific Research). It has recently merged with the UTM (Unidad de Tecnología Marina) in the brand-new CMIMA (Centre Mediterrani de Recerca Medioambiental). Its staff numbers about 190, including 35 staff scientists. It includes Departments of Oceanography, Marine Geology, Marine Resources and Aquaculture, and Marine Biology. The CMIMA manages the research vessels BIO García del Cid (with capacity for 12 scientists) and BIO Hespérides (with capacity for 25 scientists and responsible for the austral summer Spanish programs in Antarctica).
Several scientists at the ICM are involved in marine plankton ecology studies, from microbes up to mesozooplankton and fish. There is a long tradition of studies on plankton dynamics in relation to physical and chemical environmental conditions, in the ocean but also in lakes and coastal lagoons. Several scientists at the ICM are particularly involved in microbial ecology studies of phytoplankton, bacteria, flagellates and ciliates. This group has grown in the last five years to include six staff scientists. A molecular biology laboratory has been recently set up to apply molecular techniques to the study of microbial diversity in aquatic habitats.
The institute has facilities such as a Flow cytometry laboratory, scanning electron microscopy, HPLC, inverted and epifluorescence microscopes, as well as image analysis systems to count and size plankton, and the usual lab facilities for microbiology biochemistry and oceanography. The ICM also has environmental chambers, a nutrient analysis facility, a radioactivity laboratory and other equipment necessary for laboratory work with microorganisms. During the past years, the research activity at the ICM has been funded by several Spanish as well as EU funded projects (MARE, DIADEME, MEDIPELAGOS, MEDEA, MIDAS, MATER, PICODIV, NTAP, BIOHAB). The ICM has hosted several Marie Curie Fellows in the past, and we are currently helping train several European PhD students and postdocs from Germany, Italy, France and Austria.
|Dr. Josep M. Gasol||Research scientist||Project coordination
Group coordination, Flow cytometry, Carbon cycling
|Prof. Carlos Pedrós-Alió||Research professor||Microautoradiography and FISHfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Rafel Simó||Research scientist||Sulfur email@example.com|
|Prof. Marta Estrada||Research professor||Carbon cycling, EOC firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Ramon Massana||Postdoctoral scientist||Supervision of diversity work (DGGE, sequencing)||email@example.com|
|Dr. Jarone Pinhassi||Postdoctoral scientist||Sampling, diversity firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maria Vila||Ph.D. student||Semail@example.com|
|Laura Alonso||Ph.D. student||Cfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vanessa Balagué||Technitian||Assistant to all of the email@example.com|
|Clara Cardelús||Technitian||Assistant to all of the firstname.lastname@example.org|
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