IMPRESS researchers together with international collaborators recently published a paper in Scientific Reports, demonstrating how MinION sequencing can be used to efficiently generate the genome sequence of the European eel.
During the Tour de France leg on Sunday 16 July 2017 a nearly 280 meter long salmon was depicted on the ground. The event was performed to raise awareness around the preservation of the Loire-Allier river and its salmon population.
8th International Symposium on Sturgeons September 10th - 16th, 2017 - Vienna/Austria. ISS8 provides the unique opportunity to bring together sturgeon experts from all over the world to discuss and share their ideas and concepts to further improve the management of sturgeons along with their essential habitats.
A song accompanying the book that is currently in the printer is available on Youtube, both a Spanish and an English version is available.
A video explaining the IMPRESS project for the conservation and management of endangered freshwater fish species in Spanish on UPV TV.
IMPRESS Researchers participate in the yearly event World Fish Migration day.
At the Annual Meeting of the Intergovernmental Organisation North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO), held in Sweden, June 2017, professor Arlinghaus with the substantial help by Sophia Kochalski, Early Career Researcher in IMPRESS, held an invited keynote presentation based on findings in the IMPRESS Subprogram 5, about the social dimensions of successful migratory fish conservation.
The 4th IMPRESS training school will be arranged in Chanteuges, France, 12-21 June 2017.
IMPRESS ESR Hannah Harrison has been accepted to compete in the Researcher Grand Prix. Chosen out of many applicants from Oslo and Akershus, Harrison will compete with nine other PhD candidates to present her research in a compelling and informative way in just four minutes in front of a live audience. The competition will be held in Oslo on September 26. Between now and then, Harrison will receive several days of training in presentation, public speaking, and other communication skills.
IMPRESS in the EU Research and Innovation magazine Horizon
The ESRs in IMPRESS have written a joint paper on the main concepts of the project that recently was published in Euroscientist. Congratulations!
IMPRESS is looking for a highly motivated and talented scientist to apply for a PhD position at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University, Israel. This specific PhD project will determine the interaction between the gonadotropins and their receptors in sturgeon, towards the development of novel methods for enhancement of reproduction.
The next IMPRESS training school will be arranged in Vodnany in the Czech Republic 17-27 October 2016. This training school covers fish husbandry and entrepreneurship and commercialisation.
ZF-Screens B.V. won the Get on the Map contest from Bio Nano Genomics with the sturgeon part of IMPRESS.
This training school includes a 5-day course in computer imaging techniques and cryopreservation and a 4-day course in personal development and career plan.
A 4-day genomics course will be arranged in Leiden, The Netherlands, in the end of October. The course will cover the basics of bioinformatics and computational biology, including hands-on experience. Open for 15 external participants, outside of the IMPRESS network.