ASSEMBLE Plus (Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded) invites researchers from science, industry and policy to apply to access over 30 marine installations offering experimental facilities (tanks, mesocosms, bioreactors, wet & dry labs), technology platforms (molecular biology and -omics, imaging, bioassays, etc.), for accessing to ecosystems (research vessels, SCUBA diving facilities, submersibles) and many others.

The call for project submissions opens on 21 January 2019. Deadline: 17 February 2019.

In this initiative, ASSEMBLE Plus will cover the costs for a maximum of two persons per project to gain access to laboratories, research services, and standard disposables, for a maximum of 30 days.  In addition, the Access Provider will cover the costs of shipping biological resources, and costs of the visit (travel, accommodation and meals).

The MBA is a partner in the EU Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures project ASSEMBLE Plus (Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded).  This European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) consortium  project brings together 30  marine stations and institutes from some 15 countries.  The aims of ASSEMBLE Plus, achieved though  Access provision, Networking and Joint Research activities, is to increase long term sustainability of the partner marine stations and institutes.  Through this project, access grants are being awarded to researchers to undertake research projects in key marine biological stations across Europe.

Under this open call the  MBA is offering Access to the following research facilities:

  • Ecosystems in the vicinity of MBA via including via Research Vessel MBA Sepia
  • MBA Culture Collection
  • Cell and Molecular Suite
  • Live cell imaging
  • Circulating seawater systems and Aquaria
  • National Marine Biological Library

For the full press release and to download the announcement flyer visit:

http://www.assembleplus.eu/3rd_call_for_access
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Dec 20, 2018 By guba