Research group

Ecology of Marine Microbes

We study the diversity, function and evolution of marine microbes

The EMM Research Group was created in 1997 to join scientists interested in understanding how the marine microbial plankton functions, how it is affected by environmental gradients, and what is their role in ocean biogeochemical cycles. Today, the group studies the full microbial food web (viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes) and apply complementary tools to data acquired from (i) oceanographic cruises, (ii) a permanent sampling station (Blanes Bay Microbial Observatory), and (iii) experiments in the lab. The EMM Research group includes 10 senior scientists, 11 postdocs, 13 PhD students and 8 technicians and has a longstanding track record in training students and researchers from a variety of levels and backgrounds. The group is continuously funded by National and EU projects, and has participated in the global Malaspina and TaraOceans circumnavigation programs.

Most relevant information

    Destacats

    J.M. Gasol, Severo Ochoa scientific director; R. Massana, R. Logares, S.A. Acinas, garants

    M.M. Sala, elected vice-president of the Societat Catalana de Biologia (IEC)

    D. Vaqué, Task Leader of PolarCSIC-PTI; SG Acinas, M.M Sala, participants

    M.M. Sala, ICM representative of SusPlast-PTI

    S.A. Acinas, Member of the scientific advisory board in the Area Environmental Sciences of the FUNDACION GADEA CIENCIA

    D. Vaqué, Delegate of Life sciences of SCAR-Spain (Steering committe of Antarctic Research) 

    M.M. Sala, Member of the Expert Panel of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium

     

    Publicacions
    • Deutschmann, Ina; Delage, Erwan; Giner, Caterina R.; Sebastián, Marta; Poulain, Julie; Arístegui, Javier; Duarte, Carlos M.; Acinas, Silvia G.; Massana, Ramon; Gasol, Josep M.; Eveillard, Damien; Chaffron, Samuel; Logares, Ramiro;
      2024

      Disentangling microbial networks across pelagic zones in the tropical and subtropical global ocean

      10.1038/s41467-023-44550-y
    • Obiol, Áleix; López-Escardó, David; Salomaki, Eric D.; Wiśniewska, Monika M.; Forn, Irene; Sà, Elisabet L.; Vaqué, Dolors; Kolisko, Martin; Massana, Ramon;
      2023

      Gene expression dynamics of natural assemblages of heterotrophic flagellates during bacterivory

      10.1186/s40168-023-01571-5
    • Coutinho, Felipe Hernandes; Silveira, Cynthia B.; Sebastián, Marta; Sánchez, Pablo; Duarte, Carlos M.; Vaqué, Dolors; Gasol, Josep M.; Acinas, Silvia G.;
      2023

      Water mass age structures the auxiliary metabolic gene content of free-living and particle-attached deep ocean viral communities

      10.1186/s40168-023-01547-5
    • Latorre, Fran; Deutschmann, Ina; Labarre, Aurélie; Obiol, Aleix; Krabberød, Anders K.; Pelletier, Eric; Sieracki, Michael E.; Cruaud, Corinne; Jaillon, Olivier; Massana, Ramon; Logares, Ramiro;
      2021

      Niche adaptation promoted the evolutionary diversification of tiny ocean predators

      http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2020955118
    • Royo-Llonch, Marta; Sánchez, Pablo; Ruiz-González, Clara; Salazar, Guillem; Pedrós-Alió, Carlos; Sebastián, Marta; Labadie, Karine; Paoli, Lucas; Ibarbalz, Federico M.; Zinger, Lucie; Churcheward, Benjamin; Tara Oceans Coordinators; Chaffron, Samuel; Eveillard, Damien; Karsenti, Eric; Sunagawa, Shinichi; Wincker, Patrick; Karp-Boss, Lee; Bowler, Chris; Acinas, Silvia G.;
      2021

      Compendium of 530 metagenome-assembled bacterial and archaeal genomes from the polar Arctic Ocean

      10.1038/s41564-021-00979-9
    Projectes