lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011


He podido encabezar una prepropuesta de una COST Action de la UE (fondos durante 4 años para el establecimiento de redes científicas) titulada "Assessing and improving the quality of aquatic animal gametes to enhance aquatic resources. The need to harmonize and standardize evolving methodologies, and improve transfer from academia to industry" (AQUAGAMETE).

El resumen de la misma es el siguiente:

During the past six years, international workshops on fish gametes showed a rapid development of methodologies that encompass extensive opportunities for promising use in basic reproductive biology, genetics, biotechnology and aquaculture practice. All these can have far-reaching consequences on conservation of endangered species, assessment of anthropogenic and climatic impacts on aquatic species and application in aquaculture, as well as in fisheries management. In particular, it has been recognized that there are many highly diverting details in the practical application of these new methods used by most scientists and laboratories, which can cause highly variable if not contradicting results. The aim of the proposed COST Action is to reach a consensus on protocols and guidelines (internationally defined terminology, units of measurement, format of reporting) that permit the use of results in relational databanks for sound and common application in aquaculture research and practice.

Los detalles sobre la misma se discutieron en una sesión plenaria (ver foto) del 3rd International Workshop on Biology of Fish Gametes, el 9 de septiembre en Godollo, Hungría (ver foto).

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