Techniques in Reproductive Biology and Cryobanking
Faro (Portugal), 13th – 16th January 2015
More detailed information is now available for the 3rd AQUAGAMETE Training School which will be held at the Centre for Marine Sciences, CCMAR, 13-16th January in Faro, Portugal. This training School is aimed towards young researchers (PhD students, young post-docs and MSc students) as well as representatives from industry. The course will be focused on Techniques in Fish Reproductive Biology and Cryobanking integrating aspects of different expertise and covering topics in theoretical lectures and practical classes.
Epigenetics of sex determination
Epigenetics in development and aquaculture
Cryopreservation damage in germ cells
Diploid genome preservation and regeneration
Germ cell applications in reproductive biology
Standardization of procedures and reporting in cryopreservation
Cryopreservation case studies: seabream, eel and oyster larvae
Sperm cryopreservation in marine fish
Applications of microinjection to egg quality improvement
Germ line isolation and microinjection
The number of participants will be restricted to 15 persons. Registration is available until 1st December and both for students (100 euros) and for industry representatives (300 euros) includes lunches, access to all lectures and laboratorial practices, support material and transport between facilities and main hotel. Complete applications must be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible candidates supported by COST will receive a grant (reimbursed after the course) which may cover travel, accommodation and daily allowance. Grant decisions, including the amount granted, will be communicated to each candidate by 8th December. Registration payment will be done after this date. We will contact you with this information.
For more detailed information please contact Pepa Bayarri (email@example.com) or Elsa Cabrita (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications should include:
• Application form;
• Short Curriculum Vitae in the area (only for students);
• Motivation letter for participating in the training school, which should indicate the academic/professional status of the applicant;
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor or employer
• Financial support justification (brief explanation of expected travel costs derived of the attendance to the Training School)
Local information and organization
The course will be organized by the Aquaculture Research group from CCMAR and will be held at the facilities of the University of Algarve. There will be a bus available from the hotel Faro, downtown to the University (around 6.7 km) in the morning and after finishing the classes.
How to arrive to Faro?
• Directly to Faro. There are several low cost companies operating to this destination.
• Via Lisbon (Portela airport) and then taking a train at Oriente station directly to Faro (3 h) or a flight connection Lisbon-Faro.
• Via Seville and then taking a bus to Faro.
Train schedule can be checked at www.cp.pt
Where to stay in Faro?
Hotel Faro (4 stars)
rates: 57€ / 67€ (single/double with buffet breakfast included)
Hotel Eva (4 stars)
rates: 68€ /78€ (single/double with buffet breakfast included)
Hotel Santa Maria (3 stars)
rates: 39€ (single or double, breakfast not included)
Hospedaria São Filipe
rates: 31 €/36 € (single/double room)
Hotel Dom Bernardo
rates: 33 €/39 € (single/double)
Hostel Residencial Sun Algarve
rates: 32 €/40 € (single/double)
Casa d’Alagoa – Faro Hostel
Bed and Breakfast Azothea
rates: 30 euros single or double
All prices are indicative and were consulted by internet, expect for hotel Eva and Hotel Faro where we agreed a special price.
Transportation to the University
Daily transportation will pick student at the Hotel Faro and leave them at the University facilities each morning and for returning.