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Call for PlyMSEF Grant-in-Aid 2017 applications

Posted November 18 2016

PlyMSEF latest call for grant-in-aid for attending conferences, symposia, workshops or advanced training courses in 2017.  Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 20th  January 2017. Click here for details.

Our phone numbers have changed!

Posted September 07 2016

New staff numbers are here or you can contact us using our old numbers using 01752 426540

MBA research that led to legislation banning TBT

Posted January 27 2017

This week NERC published its annual Impact Report which highlighted a surge in shellfish production and recovery of marine ecosystems. The report says: “The UK has seen £908m in positive net impacts as a result of a ban on anti-fouling chemicals. The bans were based on evidence produced by NERC researchers into the effects of chemicals […]

MBA student wins prestigious Manton Prize

Posted January 23 2017

Congratulations to Charlotte Walker, MBA Spitfire PhD student for winning the Manton Prize for the best student oral presentation at the 2017 Winter Meeting of the British Phycolgical Society, held in Bangor, 11-13th January.  Charlotte’s talk was entitled, ‘Plenty more coccolithophores in the sea; exploring calcification in different species’ and described her new findings on […]

‘Christmas reef’ designed by Young Marine Biologist

Posted December 21 2016

The beautifully designed marine-themed image entitled ‘Christmas Reef’ decorating our website Home page was created by 16-year old Young Marine Biologist Natasha Gausden, winner of our very first YMB Christmas card competition. Natasha received a signed copy of the Great British Marine Animals, kindly donated by Professional Member Paul Naylor, and runner-ups were awarded MBA seahorse pins. […]

Sea Change competition winner visits MBA

Posted December 08 2016

The UK winner of an international competition to make a video about marine conservation visited us at the Citadel Hill laboratory. As part of the EU Sea Change project people from all over Europe were invited to share their ideas about how to increase awareness of European citizens regarding the importance of the ocean for […]

34th Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology Workshop is now open for applications!

Posted November 29 2016

Now in its 34th year, the ever-popular 2-week residential Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology Workshop, at the MBA at the end of next summer is now open for applications! Please see the web page for further details.

PlyMSEF invites you to its annual student conference 2017

Posted November 25 2016

PLYMSEF invites you to its annual student conference 2017. See the PlyMSEF page for more information.

Video: Are there solutions to the global environmental problem of marine debris?

Posted November 16 2016

We were delighted to host a fascinating talk at the MBA by Professor Richard Thompson on microplastics and how society can tackle this huge problem.

Study highlights a new threat to bees worldwide

Posted November 01 2016

A recent study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports highlights a newly identified virus – named Moku after the Hawaiian Island from which it was isolated – in the invasive wasp, Vespula pensylvanica. The study also warns that transmission of these kinds of viruses, especially from invasive species which can spread viruses to new […]

New online course offers educators innovative ways to teach ocean literacy!

Posted October 31 2016

Experienced educators, tutors, professors, and researchers from the EU Horizon 2020-funded Sea Change project have developed a novel Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with the aim to create a deeper understanding amongst European citizens of how their health depends on the health of our seas and ocean, and to create a community of teachers and […]

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