The Computer-Biologist


Notes from ESR 6, Andreas Norlin.October 2019 Being a biologist can mean many things. For me, when I started studying biology, it meant that I would be able to study the natural world and hopefully…

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Sailing on familiar yet unknown waters


Joost Mansour and Andreas Norlin report from on board RV Thalassa their experiences on ship. Giving everyone some insights on shipboard research and live away from land.

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Art & Maths in Modelling Plankton


Claudia Traboni, MixITiN’s ESR9, reports on her secondment at Swansea University Short but sWEeT I feel very happy to have tasted a small bite of the Welsh life in Swansea. While I was there for my…

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It is time to put everything in the right box!


Guilherme Ferreira, MixITiN’s ESR3, reporting from Helsingør, Denmark about his adventures in Crete May 2019 When was the last time that you ever felt that you did not know how to read? Probably some years…

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Computer games and Prymnesium parvum?!


Nikola Medić, MixITiN ESR 2, reports from Swansea, UK March 2019 In February 2019, I left my cultures and laboratory equipment at the Københavns Universitet Marine Biological Section in Helsingør (Denmark) and travelled from one…

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A great opportunity to combine science and culture


Konstantinos Anestis, MixITiN’s ESR1, reports from the town of San Sebastián in the Basque Country. February 2019 Last January I travelled to Pasaia, a small town close to San Sebastián in Spain. The purpose of…

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Mingling in a Microworld


Notes by MixITiN’s ESR 11, Lisa Schneider January 2019 For nine months now, I have been mingling in a world that is invisible to the naked eye. I have a background in physical oceanography/hydraulic engineering…

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The stars of Villefranche-Sur-Mer


Joost Mansour and Andreas Norlin, MixITiN ESRs, report from the French Riviera November 2018 After weeks of drafting up experiments and planning for all possibilities, we found ourselves on the brink of autumn when the…

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From the sea along the coast of Belgium to the molecular laboratories in Germany


Jon Lapeyra, MixITiN’s ESR10, reports from RV Simon Stevin October 2018 Running away from the European capital of Brussels, on an early morning in summer we arrive at the port of Oostende. Fresh air! The…

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Plant or Animal? Why Not Both!


Filomena Romano, MixITiN’s ESR5, took the mixotroph paradigm to the 2018 MSCA Researcher’s night celebrations at Crete. September 2018 The Hellenic Center for the Marine Research (HCMR), Crete I attended the MSCA Researcher’s night at…

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