The Ecology of Marine Microorganisms Research group was created in 1997 to join scientists interested in understanding how the marine microbial plankton functions and how is affected by environmental gradients. Today, the group studies the full microbial food web (viruses, prokaryotes and microbial eukaryotes) and apply complementary tools to data acquired from: (i) oceanographic cruises, (ii) a permanent sampling station (Blanes Bay Microbial Observatory), and (iii) experiments in the lab. The EMM Research group includes 9 senior scientists, 11 postdocs, 14 PhD students and 7 technicians and has a longstanding track record in training students and researchers from a variety of levels and backgrounds. The group is continuously funded by National and EU projects, and has participated in the global Malaspina and TaraOceans circumnavigation programs.

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Former Members

Ina Deutschamnn, PhD Student, 2016-2021

Mireia Burnat, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2018-2020

Aurelie Labarre, PhD Student, 2016-2020

Yaiza M. Castillo, PhD Student, 2017-2020

Elena Torrecilla, Project Manager, 2015-2020

Imer Muhovich, Early Stage Researcher H2020 SINGEK ITN Project, 2016-2020

Jean-François Mangot, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014-2018

Caterina Rodriguez Giner, PhD Student and Research Assistant, 2011-2018

Carolina Antequera Bellorín, Lab Technician, 2011-2018