COST Action FA1406 (2015-2019)

Funded STSMs



Number of funded STSM: 25

WG1: 5
WG2: 4
WG3: 9
WG4: 7
Female grant recipients     12 (48%)
Male grant recipients     13 (52%)
Early Career Investigators     21 (84%)


Fourth Grant Period (May 2018-March 2019)

Planned total budget : 10 000€

Christos Katsaros
Univ Athens (GR) Station Biologique Roscoff (FR) 09 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018 Development of modified immunolocalisation techniques for the study of actin organization in different mutants of the model brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus
Aziz Ben Ghedifa INSTM (TN) Univ Malaga (ES) 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018  Effects of some culture factors on the growth and the biochemical composition of Gracilaria verrucosa
Kenny Bogaert
Univ Gent (BE) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE) 17 Feb 2019 - 16 Mar 2019 Identification of the polarisation inhibiting pheromone in Dictyota dichotoma
José Pintado IIM-CSIC (ES) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE) >09 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018 Exo-metabolomic profiling in the study of the effect of light on Phaeobacter gallaeciensis biofilms on Ulva ohnoi (Ulvales, Chlorophyta)



Third Grant Period (May 2017-April 2018)

Planned total budget: 16 500€

Omri Nahor Tel Abiv Univ (IL) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE) 14 Jan 2018 - 07 Feb 2018 Investigations of starch production during gametogenesis in Ulva: applications in economical and sustainable Ulva cultivations
Adeel Nasir Univ Erlangen (DE) Station Biologique Roscoff (FR) 14 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018 Establishment of gene silencing method for Ectocarpus sp by utilizing RNA interference
Radwa Saad Univ Alexandria (EG) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena 14 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018 Effects of ocean acidification on signaling molecules produced by macroalgae-associated bacteria



Second Grant Period (May 2016-April 2017)

Planned total budget : 15 000€

Jessica Knoop Swansea University (UK) ALGA+ (PT) 08 Aug 2016 - 04 Sep 2016 Improving the cultivation of early life stages of Porphyra dioica and its use for Integrated Multi-Trophic
Marina Linardic University of Cam bridge (UK) Ghent University (BE) 05 Sep 2016 - 27 Sep 2016 Investigating the role of the cell wall in Dictyota dichotoma embryo patterning
Patricia Oliveira CIIMAR Porto (PT) University of Trieste (IT) 05 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016 Effects of temperature variation on the reprodutive stages of Fucus sp. populations
Hervé Rabillé Station Biologique Roscoff (FR) University of Athenes (HE) 12 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 Immunolocalisation of actin cytoskeleton in vegetative cells of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus
Daniele Grech IT ES 23 Feb 2017 - 12 Mar 2017 Cystocarps development as affected by phytohormones and osmotic conditions in the Pneophyllum cetinaense sp. nov. coralline alga
Sara Kaleb IT UK 25 Jan 2017 - 14 Feb 2017 Developmental patterns of the freshwater coralline alga Pneophyllum cetinaense sporelings
Mahasweta Saha UK DE 15 Feb 2017 - 15 Mar 2017 Characterizing and investigating the morphogen role of volatile metabolome of Ulva mutabilis epibacteria
Aude Le Bail DE FR 20 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017 Genetic transformation of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus: PEG and electro‐transformation with a range of reporter genes.
Pol Carbò Mestre ES IL 13 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 Assessing cryopreservation as a tool for the seaweed industry: development of seaweed spores, germlings and tissues following long and short-term storage
Meiron Zollmann IL NL 20 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017 Nutrient analysis methods for seaweed growth and development



First Grant Period (July 2015-April 2016)

Planned total budget: 15 000€

Fatemeh Ghaderiardakani University of Birmingham (UK) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE) 01 Jul 2015 - 01 Aug 2015 Know-how of cultivation of Ulva mutabilis : axenicity, gametes and spores release and purification of sporulation inhibitor
Yacine Badis Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban (UK) Station Biologique Roscoff (FR) 08 Feb 2016 - 27 Feb 2016 Towards piloting lipid mediated delivery of functional Cas9/sgRNA complexes in Ectocarpus gametes
Bénédicte Charrier Station Biologique Roscoff (FR) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE) 24 Jan 2016 - 30 Jan 2016 Handling transgenic lines of Ulva mutabilis
Fatemeh Ghaderiardakani University of Birmingham (UK) ALGAPlus (PT) 01 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016 Optimising chemical composition for enhanced yields of Ulva sp.
Xiaojie Liu Ghent University (BE) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE) 11 Jan 2016 - 06 Feb 2016 Culturing and crossing of Ulva mutabilis
Neusa Martins CCMAR Faro (PT) Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Bremehaven (DE) 19 Jan 2016 - 10 Mar 2016 Optimization of gametophyte culture conditions to address the discovery of transcriptional networks involved in gametogenesis of kelp species
Tania Pereira CCMAR Faro (PT) Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Bremehaven (DE) 19 Jan 2016 - 10 Mar 2016 Responses of kelp species from different thermal regions to heat stress
Mark Polikovsky Tel-Aviv University (IL) Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE) 01 Feb 2016 - 10 Mar 2016 Preparing axenic Ulva spp. and bacterial isolation and cultivation