From 1-3 July 2020, the International Symposium on Marine Science will take place. Exceptionally, the event will be held virtually this year. At the conference, two PhD students – Giorgia Palladino and Margherita Mussella – from the University of Bologna will present their results from their CIRCLES-related research. They are both conducting microbiome research in the marine environment. Their contributions are highly relevant for CIRCLES where marine organisms are among the 7 food chains studied within the project.

Giorgia Palladino will present the results from her research on the seasonal changes and their effects on microbiome characterisation of sea anemones in the North Adriatic Sea. Sea anemones play an important ecological role within the marine environment. They act as homes for other reef animals and filter the water from other organisms. Margherita Mussella will present a poster based on her research on mussels’ microbiomes farmed in a different area of the Adriatic Sea. Due to the microbial communities living in, on, and inside mussels, they can filter large volumes of water, while concentrating different types of pollutants and microorganisms.

The International Symposium on Marine Science is one of the most important events for marine sciences in the Hispanic world. Since 2007, it has been held every two years. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers, experts, students, and post-graduates to present their research and gain exposure for the results of their research.

You can register for the conference here.