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MicroCokit kickoff meeting

11-12 July 2013 JRC Ispra (Italy)

MicroCoKit is a Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (MC-IAPP) project entitled “Microbial Community based sequencing analysis linked to anthropogenic pressures: MicroCoKit to address the water quality”. It is a close cooperation between academic groups with pan-European academic laboratories and leading private enterprises coordinated by CNR-IRSA.

MicroCoKit poster

Microbial community-based indicator of water quality to integrate in a modeling scenario

11-15 May 2014, SETAC congress, Basel (Switzerland)

The river Tiber was chosen as a pilot case study and the sampling sites were selected based on different anthropogenic pressure which they are exposed to. For each site water sample will be analyzed for both microbiological (microarray, metagenomic and fish analysis) and chemica analysis. Following the validation this data could be then integrated in the modeling system to predict, prevent and mitigate the impact of anthropogenic pressure on water management.

SETAC 2014 poster

MicroCokit: microbial community-based sequence analysis linked to antropogenic pressures to address the water quality

26-28 October 2014, Scientific symposium - Small Solutions for Big Water-Related Problems Innovative microarrays and small sensors to cope with water quality and food security, Rome (Italy)

Microbial communities are the base of the food web pyramid, representing about 50% of the total biomass on Earth. They are able to adapt promptly to environmental changes and the presence of a natural microbial community is a necessary prerequisite for an effective response to the various chemicals that can contaminate an ecosystem. However, the recovery from contamination is only possible if toxicity does not hamper microbial activity. The MicroCoKit project has been conceived to investigate and identify aquatic complex stressors indicators based on microbial communities.

Symposium poster

Workshop Entrepreneurship from ideas to success

24-25 September 2015 JRC Ispra (Italy)

The JRC (Ispra, Italy) organized this workshop under the Microbial Community-based sequencing analysis linked to anthropogenic pressures (MicroCoKit), with the framework of the FP7 Marie Curie Action: "Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)" project.

The workshop aimed to:

Provide young scientists with useful tools, information and inspiration
Promote and boost entrepreneurship activities
Motivate young scientists to be proactive in using the wealth of information available to help create jobs based on their ideas.

Leaflet of the workshop

Gallery of the workshop

Analysis of the microbial community of the river Tiber in different contamination points along its course

22-26 May 2016, SETAC congress, Nantes (France)

Collaboration between the JRC (Ispra, Italy), IRSA CNR (Rome, Italy) and LGC (London, United Kingdom)

Abstract of the poster

One of the major issues in freshwater quality assessment is finding a link between the chemical and ecological status of a water system. Filling this gap is a new challenge for finding new biological indicators, by integrating multiple stressors, to describe/assess water quality thoroughly. In this context, the main aim of the MicroCokit FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP Project is to identify microbial community based indicators for monitoring and evaluating different types of anthropogenic and environmental pressures.

Congress poster

Marie Skłodowska-Curie corner at JRC open day

28 May 2016, JRC Ispra (Italy)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie corner was organized to inform the young people about the grant opportunities under the MSC actions Research Fellowship Programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)

Several young researchers visited the corner willing to know more about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action to pursue their career. This event was organized within the dissemination activities of the MicroCokit project.

Corner Poster

Marie Curie Story

MicroCokit Project TRAINING SCHOOL - Methods for detecting and quantifying aquatic microbial communities

4-6 April 2017, Rome (Italy)

The MicroCokit project, coordinated by CNR-IRSA, has been conceived to investigate and identify aquatic indicators based on microbial communities linked to anthropogenic pressures. The project is under the Microbial Community-based sequencing analysis linked to anthropogenic pressures (MicroCoKit), with the framework of the FP7 Marie Curie Action: "Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)" project.

The three day training course aimed to:

Disseminate molecular bio-tools for the characterization of microbial communities under different anthropogenic pressures.

MicroCokit Training School Report

MicroCokit Training School Abstracts

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