Introduction 

Bringing the paradigm for marine pelagic production into the 21st century: incorporating mixotrophy into mainstream marine research

The objective of MixITiN is to develop and deploy new methodologies for researching, monitoring and modelling the base of the mixotroph-centric marine food chain to aid in the updating of environmental management tools and policies. The objectives will be delivered by a team of 4 universities (Swansea University, Kobenhavns Universitet, Universite Libre De Bruxelles Universite Pierre et Marie Curie), 3 research institutions (Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research) and 3 non-academic providers (AP Marine, Deltares, Fundacion AZTI), from 9 countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, UK).

MixITiN will train 11 early stage researchers (ESRs) in skill sets from molecular biology, ecophysiology and computer modelling, to environmental management, public and media engagement. The ESRs will thus be trained in multi-national and multi-disciplinary centres of excellence, with comprehensive engagement of academics as well as non-academics, to enable them to gain employment in a range of different sectors such as consultancy, government, academic, or allied industries.  The synergy of training approaches provided to the ESRs will raise their capabilities and progress the field beyond the current state-of-the-art.

General enquires concerning the MixITiN programme should be submitted to the Project Coordinator, Dr Aditee MITRA

General information regarding the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scheme is available here.