The AQUAGAMETE COST Action has officially ended. During its 4 years of duration, we have managed to achieve our main milestones, involving 450 researchers from 27 countries.
As most notable successes, we have continued the series of biennial International Workshop on the Biology of Fish Gametes (IWBFG), which started in 2007 and was the origin of this Action. Within the Action, the 4th and 5th editions were organized in Albufeira (Portugal, 2013) and in Ancona (Italy, 2015), respectively, showing a nice increase in the number of participants and number of countries involved.
The organization of 7 Training Schools has enabled 124 students and company representatives to learn about different topics related to fish gametes.
We have published, by now, a total of 44 scientific papers and one dissemination article. And we still have to finish the publication of the Proceedings of the 5th IWBFG in General and Comparative Endocrinology, 10 review articles in Aquaculture, 7 videos with different protocols in JoVE, and a dissemination article with the main conclusions achieved during the Action.
Moreover, we have bet the COST record in number of Short Term Scientific Missions performed per Action period, with a total of 105 missions (personally, I think we should feel especially proud of these chances offered to our younger researchers).
We will continue updating the AQUAGAMETE webpage whenever we have news.