STEM CELLS OF MARINE/AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES: FROM BASIC RESEARCH TO INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS

The “stem cells” discipline represents one of the most dynamic areas in biology and biomedicine. Marine and aquatic invertebrate stem cell (MISC) biology is of prime research and medical interest. The aim of this COST Action is to consolidate and promote an interdisciplinary network of the European community working on MISC. This will help to develop novel MISC tools and methodologies, promote the MISC discipline in the front interest of biomedical disciplines and establishing collaborations with industries.

Management Committee:

 NAMELOCATIONCONTACT
MC ChairProf Loriano BALLARINUniversita degli Studi di Padova
University of Padova
Department of Biology
via Ugo Bassi 58/B
35121 Padova
Italy
Tel. +390498276197
Fax +390498276199
Loriano.ballarin@unipd.it
MC Vice ChairProf Baruch RINKEVICH National Institute of Oceanography
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
Israel
Tel. +97248565275
Fax +97248511911
buki@ocean.org.il
Science Officer Dr Lucia Forzi COST Office
Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussels
Belgium
Tel. +32 2 533 38 58
Fax +32 2 533 38 90
lucia.forzi@cost.eu
Administrative Officer Ms Svetlana Voinova COST Office
Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussels
Belgium
Tel. +32 2 533 38 48
Fax +32 2 533 38 90
svetlana.voinova@cost.eu
Administrative OfficerLuisa TalamoUniversita degli Studi di Padova
University of Padova
Department of Biology
via Ugo Bassi 58/B
35121 Padova
Italy
Tel. +39 049 827 6242
ricerca.biologia@unipd.it

Working group leaders:

 NAMELOCATIONCONTACT
WG LeaderDr Isabelle DOMART-COULONMuseum National d'Histoire Naturelle
57 rue Cuvier
75005 Paris
France
Tel. +33140794808
icoulon@mnhn.fr
WG LeaderDr Ana VARELA COELHOInstituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica Antonio Xavier
Av Republica, EAN
Apartado 127
2781-901 Oeiras Oeiras
Portugal
Tel. +351214469451
varela@itqb.unl.pt
WG LeaderDr Paola OLIVERIUniversity College London
Darwin Building
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Tel. +442076793719
p.oliveri@ucl.ac.uk
WG LeaderProf Artur BURZYNSKIInstitute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
Poland
Tel. +48587311764
aburzynski@iopan.gda.pl
SMTS coordinatorProf Matteo CammarataUniversity of Palermo
Via Archirafi,22
90123 palermo
Italy
Tel. +09123891805
matteo.cammarata@unipa.it

Science Communication Committee (SCC):

 NAMELOCATIONCONTACT
CoordinatorProf Juanma EncinasAchucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience
Edif. Sede. Campus UPV/EHU
Barrio Sarriena s/n
48940 Leioa
Spain
Tel. +34946018138
jm.encinas@ikerbasque.org
Dr Pedro MartinezUniversitat de Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Departament de Genetica
Av. Diagonal, 643
08028 Barcelona
Spain
Tel. +34934035302
Pedro.martinez@ub.edu
Dr Simon BLANCHOUDUniversity of Fribourg
Chemin du Musee 10
1700 Fribourg
Switzerland
Tel. +41263008906
simon.blanchoud@unifr.ch

COST participants:

COUNTRYMC MemberLOCATIONCONTACT
AustriaProf Bert HOBMAYERInstitute of Zoology
Technikerstr. 25
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Tel. +4351250751840
bert.hobmayer@uibk.ac.at
BelgiumDr Jerome DelroisseUniversity of Mons
Universite de Mons, Biologie des Organismes Marins et Biomimetisme
Avenue du champs de Mars 6
Pentagone Aile 2B
7000 Mons
Belgium
Tel. +3265373433
Fax +3265373434
jerome.delroisse@umons.ac.be
BelgiumProf Dmitri KRYSKOGhent University
Technologiepark 927
9052 Ghent
Belgium
Tel. +3293323396
dmitri.krysko@ugent.be
Bosnia and HerzegovinaDr Belma KALAMUJIC STROILUniversity of Sarajevo - Institute for Engineering and Biotehnology
Zmaja od Bosne 8 Kampus
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel. +38733220926
Fax +38733442891
belma.kalamujic@ingeb.unsa.ba
CroatiaDr Daniel LYONSRudjer Boskovic Institute
Center for Marine Research
G. Paliaga 5
52210 Rovinj
Croatia
Tel. 0038552804725
Fax 0038552804780
lyons@irb.hr
CroatiaDr Lorena PERICRUDJER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Bijenicka cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel. +38514680943
Lorena.Peric@irb.hr
DenmarkDr Ricardo CARDOSO NEVES
DenmarkDr Nikolaj BLOMTechnical University of Denmark(DTU)
Soeltofts plads 229
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Tel. +4551801564
nblom@kt.dtu.dk
EstoniaDr Helike LÕHELAIDTallinna Tehnikaulikool
Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn
Estonia
Tel. +3726204386
helike.lohelaid@ttu.ee
FranceDr Anne-Marie GENEVIERECNRS
Observatoire Oceanologique Banyuls
66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer
France
Tel. +468881127
anne-marie.geneviere@obs-banyuls.fr
FranceDr Isabelle DOMART-COULONMuseum National d'Histoire Naturelle
57 rue Cuvier
75005 Paris
France
Tel. +33140794808
icoulon@mnhn.fr
GermanyDr Kerstin BARTSCHERERMax Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
Von-Esmarch-Str. 54
48149 Munster
Germany
Tel. +492518346846
kerstin.bartscherer@mpi-muenster.mpg.de
GermanyDr Sebastian RAKERSFraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology
Moenkhofer Weg 239a
23562 Luebeck
Germany
Tel. +4945138444857
sebastian.rakers@emb.fraunhofer.de
GreeceDr Zoe ZiakaHOU
14 Km Thessaloniki-Moudania
Thermi-Greece
57001 Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel. +302310807533
Fax +302310474590
bookeng@hotmail.com
GreeceDr Savvas VasileiadisHellenic Open University
Ethnikis Aminis 34
54621 Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel. +302310-275473
vas250@live.com
IrelandProf Uri FRANKNational University of Ireland, Galway
School of Natural Sciences
00000 Galway
Ireland
Tel. +35391492334
uri.frank@nuigalway.ie
IsraelProf Baruch RINKEVICHNational Institute of Oceanography
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
Israel
Tel. +97248565275
Fax +97248511911
buki@ocean.org.il
IsraelDr Amalia (Amelia) ROSNERIsrael Oceanographic and Limnological Research
IOLR
Tel shikmona
31080 Haifa
Israel
Tel. +97248565233
Fax +9738511911
amalia@ocean.org.il
ItalyProf Stefano PIRAINOCONISMA
via Monteroni
Campus Ecotekne
building A
73100 Lecce
Italy
Tel. +390832298616
Fax +390832298615
stefano.piraino@unisalento.it
ItalyProf Matteo CAMMARATAUniversity of Palermo
Via Archirafi,22
90123 palermo
Italy
Tel. +09123891805
matteo.cammarata@unipa.it
LuxembourgDr Sebastien CAMBIERLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
41 rue du Brill
L-4422 Belvaux
Luxembourg
Tel. +352470261436
sebastien.cambier@list.lu
MaltaMr Sherif SULEIMANUniversity of Malta
Anatomy Dept
University of Malta
MSD2080 Msida
Malta
Tel. +23403825
sherif.s.suleiman@um.edu.mt
NorwayProf Klara STENSVAG
NorwayDr Fabian RENTZSCHUniversity of Bergen
Thormoehlensgt 55
5006 Bergen
Norway
Tel. +4755584304
fabian.rentzsch@uib.no
PolandProf Artur BURZYNSKIInstitute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
Poland
Tel. +48587311764
aburzynski@iopan.gda.pl
PortugalDr Ana VARELA COELHOInstituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica Antonio Xavier
Av Republica, EAN
Apartado 127
2781-901 Oeiras Oeiras
Portugal
Tel. +351214469451
varela@itqb.unl.pt
PortugalDr Tiago H. SILVAUniversity of Minho
Avepark - Parque de Ciencia e Tecnologia
Zona Industrial da Gandra
4805-017 Barco - Guimaraes
Portugal
Tel. +351964412238
tiago.quinteiros@gmail.com
SloveniaDr Andreja RAMŠAKNational Institute of Biology
Fornace 41
6330 Piran
Slovenia
Tel. +38615685771
ramsak@mbss.org
SloveniaProf Damjana DROBNEUniversity of Ljubljana
Vecna pot 111
1111 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel. +38642353891
damjana.drobne@bf.uni-lj.si
SpainProf Juanma ENCINASAchucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience
Edif. Sede. Campus UPV/EHU
Barrio Sarriena s/n
48940 Leioa
Spain
Tel. +34946018138
jm.encinas@ikerbasque.org
SpainDr Pedro MARTINEZUniversitat de Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Departament de Genetica
Av. Diagonal, 643
08028 Barcelona
Spain
Tel. +34934035302
Pedro.martinez@ub.edu
SwitzerlandDr Simon BLANCHOUDUniversity of Fribourg
Chemin du Musee 10
1700 Fribourg
Switzerland
Tel. +41263008906
simon.blanchoud@unifr.ch
SwitzerlandProf Brigitte GALLIOTFaculty of Sciences
Sciences III
30 quai Ernest Ansermet
CH-1211 Geneva-04
Switzerland
Tel. +41223796774
brigitte.galliot@unige.ch
TurkeyDr Arzu KarahanMiddle East Technical Univesity, Institute of Marine Sciences
Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Deniz Bilimleri Enstitusu, Erdemli-Mersin
33731 Mersin
Turkey
Tel. +90 324 521 34 34, ofice:1171, lab:
arzuukarahan@gmail.com
United KingdomDr Paola OLIVERIUniversity College London
Darwin Building
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Tel. +442076793719
p.oliveri@ucl.ac.uk
United KingdomDr Ildiko SOMORJAIUniversity of St Andrews
School of Biology
University of St Andrews
Ky168LB St Andrews
United Kingdom
Tel. +4401334463628
imls@st-andrews.ac.uk

COST participants – Substitutes:

COUNTRYMC SubstituteLOCATIONCONTACT
FranceDr Christophe LelongUNICAEN University of Caen Normandy
UFR des Sciences
Departement de Biologie et Sciences de la Terre
Esplanade de la Paix
14032 CAEN
France
Tel. +33231565293
christophe.lelong@unicaen.fr
FranceDr Stephanie AUZOUX-BORDENAVEMuseum national d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
Place de la Croix
29900 Concarneau
France
Tel. +33298504288
Fax +33298978124
stephanie.auzoux-bordenave@mnhn.fr
IsraelDr Tamar LotanThe Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences
199 Aba Khoushy Ave
31905 Haifa
Israel
Tel. +528723535
lotant@univ.haifa.ac.il
IsraelDr Tali MASS
ItalyDr Antonietta SpagnuoloStazione Zoologica A. Dohrn
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli
Italy
Tel. +390815833252
Fax +390817641355
nietta.spagnuolo@szn.it
ItalyDr Michela SUGNI
NorwayDr Denis KhnykinInstitute of Pathology
Sognsvannsveien 20
0327 Oslo
Norway
Tel. +4792624110
denis.khnykin@medisin.uio.no
PortugalDr Federico HerreraInstituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica
Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica (ITQB-UNL)
Av. da Republica, Estacao Agronomica Nacional
2781-901 Oeiras
Portugal
Tel. +351210181856
fherrera@itqb.unl.pt
SloveniaDr Patricija MozeticNational Institute of Biology
Fornace 41
6330 Piran
Slovenia
Tel. +38659232914
patricija.mozetic@nib.si
SpainDr Younes SmaniInstitute of Biomedicine of Seville
Institute of Biomedicine of Seville
41013w Seville
Spain
Tel. +34955923100
y_smani@hotmail.com
SwitzerlandProfessor Simon SprecherUniversity of Fribourg
Chemin du Musee 10
1700 Fribourg
Switzerland
Tel. 0041263008901
simon.sprecher@unifr.ch
COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

Chairman: Prof. Loriano Ballarin

Vice-Chairman: Prof. Buki Rinkevich

Web Coordinator: Dr. Paola Oliveri