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15th Issue of MaCuMBA Project News Now Available

The 15th issue of the MaCuMBA (Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Applications) project newsletter is now available to download from the project’s website: MaCuMBA is a four-year EC FP7-funded project that aims to uncover the untold diversity of marine microbes using cultivation-dependent strategies.

This issue of MaCuMBA Project News focuses on two new videos produced by MaCuMBA project partners MicroDish BV and eCOAST. MicroDish BV have created an animated short video to illustrate the use of the MicroDish Culture Chip (MDCC) to screen marine microorganisms. Meanwhile, the creative team at eCOAST have been engaged in shadowing the work of MaCuMBA researchers for a series of short films to showcase the work of MaCuMBA. Of foremost importance to the concluding phase of the project is MaCuMBA’s final event, a joint science and industry conference entitled ‘The Marine Microbiome – Discovery & Innovation.’ The updated conference programme is highlighted in this issue of MaCuMBA Project News in anticipation of the event which takes place next week (27-30 June 2016) in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany. Other interesting information outlined in this issue includes details of the most recent scientific publications acknowledging MaCuMBA and marine microorganism-relevant news items. For more information about MaCuMBA and its final conference, please visit: or contact Marieke Reuver, email: For all the latest updates from the project please follow MaCuMBA on Twitter (@MaCuMBAProject) and like it on Facebook ( Note for Editors MaCuMBA is coordinated by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and is a joint venture of 22 partner institutions from 11 EU countries. MaCuMBA aims to improve the isolation rate and growth efficiency of marine microorganisms from conventional and extreme habitats by applying innovative methods and using automated high-throughput procedures. AquaTT is the communication and dissemination partner for the project. For more information and press queries, contact Marieke Reuver, AquaTT Programme Manager, E-mail: Detailed partner profiles are available on request.


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