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A worm named after us?

A worm named after us?

24 April 2019 PLOS One 10.1371/journal.pone.0212073

Colleagues from Sweden described several new species of marine flatworms, also from the Island of Elba. The samples were taken during the international BIOSAND 2010 workshop, organised by HYDRA. We are very honoured that thanks to our colleague Lukas Schärer from the University of Basel two of the new species were named after Miriam Weber and Christian Lott.

Title of the original publication: Atherton S, Jondelius U (2019) A taxonomic review and revisions of Microstomidae (Platyhelminthes: Macrostomorpha). PLoS ONE 14(4): e0212073. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212073

MaBiKu project officially announced

MaBiKu project officially announced

26 March 2019 (FNR e.V., the German agency for renewable resources)

In applications where the loss of plastic into the envrionment is likely or intrinsic to its use alternative materials are urgently needed to mitigate plastic waste in the sea. In this joint research project, together with their colleagues, HYDRA aims to further develop bio-based plastics that meet the required functionalities and degrade under marine conditions.

Partners MaBiKu is a cooperation between the Leibniz University Hannover, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, and HYDRA Marine Sciences. It is partially funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and will run until 2022.