MARBIGEN Researcher awarded with Encyclopedia of Life Rubenstein Fellowship


Washington, D.C. - January 28, 2013 - The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 EOL Rubenstein Research Fellowship awards.  The seven awardees will lead research teams seeking to answer novel research questions not readily addressable without the extensive data resources served by EOL.  EOL Rubenstein Research Fellow awards are made possible by a generous gift to EOL by David M. Rubenstein through the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

Introductory course to the Principles of Coalescent Theory and Applications

Event Date: 
Mon, 2012-02-20 15:00 - Fri, 2012-02-24 18:00

The course is intended for students, researchers and/other academic personnel with minimal or no programming knowledge who wish to obtain a basic understanding Coalescent theory and its applications and hands-on experience in using R as a programming language applied to coalescent theory models. Courses are scheduled for the period of the 20th to the 24th of February 2012 and will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 at the seminar room of HCMR. The course will comprise five (5) 3-hour sessions (incl. theory and practicals). The topics that will be covered are:

Workshop on “Next Generation Sequencing technologies and informatics tools for studying marine biodiversity and adaptation”

Event Date: 
Mon, 2012-10-01 00:00 - Wed, 2012-10-03 00:00

IMBG – HCMR, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Workshop official site:

Workshop: Genomics in Biodiversity

The workshop targeted mainly PhD students and post-docs, but also researchers interested in high-throughput DNA analysis methods were welcome. Basic knowledge in informatics was required but not mandatory. Through this workshop IMBG facilities promoted possible new collaborations. In addition, IMBG personnel had also the opportunity to follow lectures comprising new DNA analysis methods and their integration to applied research as lectures of top ranked institutes were invited to give lectures. Within this framework Dr.

"Microbial Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics"

Event Date: 
Tue, 2011-12-13 00:00 - Fri, 2011-12-16 00:00

Workshop on "Microbial Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics"

IMBG – HCMR, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
13 December – 16 December 2011

Introduction to Systems Biology: Gene networks, Metabolic networks, Protein Networks, The future of Biology

Event Date: 
Wed, 2011-11-16 09:00 - Sat, 2011-11-19 18:00

Introduction to Systems Biology
by Prof. Christos Ouzounis
Principal Investigator, CERTH Thessalonica, Greece &
Visiting Professor, The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular
& Biomolecular Research (CCBR), University of Toronto, Canada


1. Thursday 17/11/2011
09:30 - 11:00 - Gene networks
12:00 - 13:30 - Metabolic networks

2. Friday 18/11/2011
09:30 - 11:00 - Protein Networks
12:00 - 13:30 - The future of Biology

Video gallery of MicroCT scans

A video gallery of organisms scanned with the SkyScan 1172 MicroCT is available at the MARBIGEN site.

The videos are also available in a 3D version, for which red-blue 3D glasses are needed.

MicroCT Seminar by SkyScan

From 11.-14. October 2011, Jeroen Hostens of SkyScan gave a 3-day training seminar on the usage of the SkyScan 1172 MicroCT scanner installed in the facilities of IMBG. The training covered the handling and staining of specimens, scanning parameters, reconstruction of 3D images, creation of 3D models and the analyis software.

Genomics in Biodiversity

Event Date: 
Fri, 2011-09-16 00:00 - 18:00

DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies are advancing very fast, with the development
of novel methodologies and machinery and the utilization of new types of molecular markers

MicroCT arrived!

Our brand new Micro-Computertomograph (a SkyScan 1172) arrived! It has already been installed and the first test scans have been run! Dates for a public seminar will be announced soon.

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