May Gómez interviewed by Pura Ciencia

May Gómez was interview in the program PURA CIENCIA of Cadena SER. Among other things, she talks about her career, the phenomenon of microplastics and the current position of the woman in the scientific world.

The interview can be listened in this link.

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Extraordinary doctorate award for Natalia Osma

Natalia Osma has received the Extraordinary Doctorate Award for the thesis she defended at the beginning of last year. This work, which also received the mention of European Doctorate, was directed by Dr. May Gómez and Dr. Ted Packard, and was entitled "ON THE RESPIRATORY METABOLISM OF MARINE PLANKTON: ITS APPLICATION IN ASSESSING CARBON FLUXEX AND THE ROLE OF SUBSTRATES IN ITS BIOCHEMICAL CONTROL '.

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Jellyfish project

In recent days we are starting our jellyfish metabolism studies. In this way, we have the collaboration with the Loro Parque Foundation that already have cultures of several jellyfish species, and they are very interested in collaborating with us in research projects related to these organisms.

For more info, please visit the web of the Loro Parque Foundation here.

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EOMAR participated in 'Arucas y el Mar'

On Friday September 23 we were in Arucas with our talk "Microplastics: a new threat to marine ecosystems." And on Sunday at our stand we did a demonstration of how fish can confuse zooplankton with microplastics. We want to thank the whole organization for inviting us, and all attendees for the interest and concern for our seas.

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XIX Iberian Symposium on marine biology Studies (SIEBM)

In Porto, during the days 5-9 September 2016, held the XIX Iberian Symposium on marine biology. Ico Martínez attended on behalf of OMAR, presenting her work entitled “Evaluation of three protein methodologies for marine plankton".

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More master thesis

In the first week of september, our students Alejandro Marrero and Sara González-Galisteo defended their master thesis. Alejandro talked about the functional response of the mysid Leptomysis lingvura to prey density, while Sara introduced a new production modeled in the Peru upwelling ecosystem, from nitrate reductase activity and light.

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Master thesis and degree work

Between 25 and 26 of July 2016, our master students defended their master thesis. Paloma Garrido and Anna Štindlová dissertations are included in Microtrophic project, analyzing the contamination associated to microplastics. Daniel Bondyale-Juez has specialized in respiration, comparing this parameter in autotroph and heterotroph organisms.

On the other hand, Gádor Muntaner presented her degree work, based on silvertip sharks populations in Revillagigedo archipelago (Mexico).

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V Simposio internacional de Ciencias del Mar

During the days 20-22 of July 2016, our collegues Mayte Tames-Espinosa, Vanesa Romero-Kutzner and Sara González-Galisteo presented their works in the V International Simposium of Marine Science, celebrated in Alicante (Spain).

Maye Tames-Espinosa: Oral presentation entitled “Measuring the plankton CO2 production throughout the water column by the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) activity”

Vanesa Romero-Kutzner: presented her work “Aging and Respiration in the Marine Bacteria, Pseudomonas nautical” in a poster

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