The second MIND Project Annual Meeting and Project Executive Committee meeting are scheduled to take place in Prague, Czech Republic on the 3rd to 5th of May. The complete MIND 2017 Workshop will be hosted by the Technical University of Liberec and Centrum Vyzkumu in Rez. Read more about the Workshop.
These first 18 months have been very exciting due to the enthusiasm of all partners to start producing results and when compiling the quarterly reports of all WPs it becomes obvious that we have already accomplished a lot!
Between 24th and 28th of October 2016 Micans taught a course about how microorganisms can influence future final repositories for radioactive waste.Six participants from across Europe attended the course. For more information, please see: http://micans.se/microbiology-and-radwaste-course. The photo shows Methanosarcina barkeri visualised using FISH, fluorecent in situ hybridisation, using the CY-3 DNA probe specific for Archaea. Photo: Linda Johansson.
The second newsletter from the MIND-project is now available. Content of this Newsletter: 1.Work Package 1: ILW Organic Polymer Degradation 2.Work Package 2: HLW Waste Form Degradation 3.Work Package 3: Evaluating and Sharing the Knowledge 4.Work Package 4: Project Management Download the newsletter.
Within the MIND project, there is a PhD opportunity at SCK•CEN (Mol, Belgium). The aim of this project is to unravel the impact of microbial processes on cement in repository-like conditions and on bitumen (derivatives) at a high, cement-derived, pH. The expected outcome of both parts of the project is a detailed characterisation of microbial […]
A new section has been introduced on the website – Exchange Opportunities. In this section you will find the exchange opportunities in microbiology and nuclear waste that is available within the MIND-project. You will reach the new section via a new headline in the topmenu. Exchange opportunities
Miguel Angel Ruiz Fresneda, PhD student working in the MIND Project, was awarded by Carl- Zeiss Company with the excellent presentation at the 10th International Biometals Symposium 2016 in Dresden, Germany. He presented the results obtained in the MIND Project. Biometals certificate and abstract (pdf)
The course is initiated by two pan-European programmes, Petrus-III and Microbiology In Nuclear waste Disposal (MIND). One important aim of the MIND project, granted by European Commission, is to raise awareness of the relevance of microbial issues in otherwise typically abiotic fields of ex-pertise, and to dissipate the knowledge gained in the MIND project to […]