mARS workshop 1

The first MARS workshop was organized in Brussels, BELGIUM, and was hosted by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). The main objective of the meeting was to develop the initial design of MARS as an information system dedicated to facilitate the discovery, access and analysis of molecular microbial diversity (meta)data generated by Antarctic researchers. The MARS … Continue reading mARS workshop 1

The MARS workshop: can we get the microbes in?

Next week, from May 7-11, we are welcoming Prof Alison Murray, from the Desert Research Institute for our Microbial Antarctic Resource System (MARS) workshop, which main objective is to delineate an approach to integrate Antarctic microbial diversity data (DNA sequence data) in existing biodiversity information systems, namely the Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF). To reach this objective, … Continue reading The MARS workshop: can we get the microbes in?