A year to remember!


June 2020 Guilherme Ferreira, MixITiN’s ESR3, reporting from Barcelona, Spain Slightly more than one year has passed since I last communicated with you through my previous post and so many things happened since that time……

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How to become a protist nerd


Lisa Schneider, MixITiN ESR11, unveils her tools to becoming a protist nerd. June 2020 When I started my PhD 2 years ago, I was completely new to the world of plankton, protist physiology, photosynthesis and…

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Home-made plankton research under the Covid-19 scenario


Claudia Traboni, MixITiN ESR9, talks about the new “normal” May 2020 Dear readers, we all know how it feels to stay home for weeks or even months during these hard times due to the outbreak…

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Spring boarding into science communication


Nikola Medić, MixITiN ESR2, talks about his experiences of communicating his research to various audiences April 2020 As a researcher my typical working day includes a range of different tasks – reviewing the scientific literature,…

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Team MixITiN celebrates British Science Week 2020


Andreas Norlin, MixITiN ESR6, reports on his experience of “Being A Marine Scientist” with Ysgol Dewi Sant pupils March 2020 This week it is the British Science Week; this is an annual event held across…

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CRETE: A good slice of Greece


Mena Romano, ESR5, on life as a MixITiN ESR in Creta February 2020 Thanks to the MixITiN experience I have the opportunity to conduct my PhD in Crete (Greece). The history of Crete goes back many millennia, preceding…

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Marinebiologists from MixITiN adventures in the Red Sea


6 February 2020 Being an ESR in an international project gives us the opportunity to meet people we would probably not have met otherwise. In MixITiN we ESRs have built a good relationship among us,…

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Enjoying the little things


Maira Maselli, MixITiN ESR7, finding balance in life through the study of kleptoplastidic mixoplankton December 2019 Studying GNCM helps me understand why biology is defined as a discipline; understanding a discipline only comes with practice….

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Finding poetry in mixoplankton with the help of Shakespeare


Anna-Adriana Anschütz, ESR8, ponders about mixoplankton, Hamlet and Helsingør November 2019 A year has passed since the last time I visited Helsingør, Denmark. That time, I met up with the other MixITiN ESRs to learn…

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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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