Women Scientists

3 Mer-Club women scientist among the top 5000 working in Spain

Three women scientists from the Mer-Club consortium are among the top 5,000 women working in Spanish institutions. This is according to the study carried out by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in its first ranking of the 5,000 Spanish and foreign women scientists doing research in Spanish organisations. This ranking has been carried out […]

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Mer-Club Researcher Carla Pereira at the Mersorcium Organizing Board

Mersorcium is an international network of researchers specialized or interested in research related to mercury cycling in the environment. A platform for researchers interested in mercury research to share information, communicate and harness potential collaborations. The Mersorcium website offer the most useful tool which is the literature survey with more than 200 papers related to mercury […]

Mer-Club at the Societat Catalana de Biologia

Last December, Olga Sánchez, professor at the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) participated on the event “Ús de bacteris i virus per al servei de la comunitat” («Use of bacteria and viruses to serve the community») organised by Societat Catalana de Biologia (Catalan Biology Society) and Institut d’Estudis […]

Isabel Sanz, member of the MER-CLUB team, defends her PhD thesis

February 24, 2021 was a big day for Isabel Sanz, who had the defense of her PhD thesis. Part of the thesis entitled “Contribution of marine heterotrophic bacteria to microbial diversity and mercury detoxification”, has set the basis for developing isolation strategies and identification of bacteria encoding the mercury detoxification system (mer operon).  Her work […]

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The European Commission Maritime Affairs & Fisheries DG MARE newsletter features Mer-Club!

Mer-Club has been featured at the the European Commission Maritime Affairs & Fisheries DG MARE newsletter As the commission is almost going live with the much-anticipated new EU approach to a sustainable blue economy, MER-CLUB is presented as a prime example of how the blue economy can provide innovative solutions and help the EU reach […]

Video: What is going on in #MER_CLUB project?

We want to make Mer-Club as open and understandable as possible and in order to do so, we are making efforts to help the public understand what we do and how it. Following that idea, we have presented the first of what we expect to be a series of videos about Mer-Club, showing the insights […]

Mer-club on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to pay a small tribute to all the women who do science. This small video is our small contribution to aknowledge women in science and support the girls who want to join a scientific career.

David Amoroux (UPPA) at the GMOS-TRAIN event

Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA)/CNRS Senior Scientist and Mer-Club partner David Amoroux took part in the GMOS-TRAIN event held between 6-7 December. He works on capacity building projects for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) at the GMOS-Train programme, as supervisor for the «MMHg sources in coastal ecosystem: new molecular and isotopic experimental […]

Mer-Club at the Spanish Public Radio

The 2nd of May, Dr Andrea G. Bravo (PhD in Environmental Sciences, specialized in mercury biogeochemistry and currently workin at ICM-CSIC), involved in WP2 and WP4 gave an interview in “A hombros de gigantes” a science radio show broadcasted on the Spanish public radio service (Radio Nacional de España). “The aim is to reduce the […]

First MER-CLUB press release published

The press release announcing the launching of the project was published on 23rd of April. It was isssued in Spanish and English and some major Spanish media outlets (both general and specialised) echoed the news publishing it on their websites. Biotechnology to reduce mercury pollution in marine sediments The aim of the MER-CLUB project is […]