V BIODEEP Meeting (Short summary)

Marsiglia

April 13th 15th 2002

Saturday, April 13th

► Arrival and accommodation at the hotel

► Dinner

Sunday, April 14th

► Approval of the meeting agenda

► Introduction by C. Corselli (CoNISMa Milano-Bicocca)

June cruise

Comparison between planned and used of manpower and financial resources about the first year of the project by all partner 

Overview of WP Deliverables and Milestones achieved in the first year and planned for the second year.

► WP8: Management - part 1- Coordinator C. Corselli

Discussion on cost statements

Presentation of Urania Cruise Report 

► WP1: Development of new technology - H. Gerber (contributions by TFH, TUB, TEC) - 

Expected milestones and deliverables for the first year of the project

Problems solved for the next Cruise

New possible developments

► Discussion 

► Presentation by C. Fragakis (EU Representative) on the VI Framework Programme 

► Discussion

► WP2: Calibration and optimisation of sampling methods and sample analysis procedures; results - G. de Lange
Presentation of milestones and deliverables of WP2 and introduction of contributions by partners (UU, CoNISMa, UP, NERC):

E. Malinverno (CoNISMa) Presentation of cores collected in the DHABs area during the Urania 2001 Cruise 

S. Varnavas (NERC) Presentation of the geochemical results on the sediments (BC02, Discovery Basin) and water sampling in the DHABs

Discussion 

► WP3: Calibration and optimisation of sampling methods and sample analysis procedures; Global overview of bio-diversity - H. Bolhuis  
Presentation of deliverable and milestones of WP3 and introduction of contributions by partners (RUG, CoNISMa, UESSEX, IMBC, CNRMessina):

D. Daffonchio (CoNISMa Milano) Results on microbiology from the DHABs 

P. van der Wielen (RUG) Results on microbiology from the DHABs

A. Sass (ESSEX University, UK) Results on microbiology from the DHABs

G. D'Auria (CoNISMa Messina) Results on microbiology from the DHABs

T. Tselepides and N. Lampadariou (IMBC Crete) Results on macrobiology from the DHABs

H. Bolhius (RUG) Results on microbiology from the DHABs

► Discussion 

Monday, April 15th

► WP4: Optimised culture techniques; samples taken; results on distribution, taxonomy and diversity - T. McGenity
Presentation of deliverable and milestones and introduction of contributions from the partners (UESSEX, CoNISMa, CNRS Marseilles, CNRMessina) 

► WP5: Kinetics parameters on naturally occurring microbial populations; Physiological characterisation of bacterial isolates - A. Bianchi 
Presentation of deliverable and milestones and introduction of contributions from the partners (CNRS Marsiglia, CoNISMa, UESSEX, TUBS) and presentation about some preliminary results: - description of two different approaches to achieve the main aims

C. Tamburini (CNRS Marsiglia) Results from the DHABs 

D. Marty (CNRS Marsiglia) Results from the DHABs 

F. Morelle (CNRS Marsiglia) Results from the DHABs 

A. Sass (ESSEX University) Results from the DHABs 

S. Borin (CoNISMa, Milano) Results from the DHABs 

G. D'Auria (CoNISMa Messina) Results from the DHABs 

P. Golyshin (GBF) Results from the DHABs 

► Discussion and conclusions

► Definition of samples, people and instrumentats for the Urania Cruise in June

► The next meeting is scheduled for October 30-31 in Messina, after the SAME meeting of microbiology in Taormina

END OF THE MEETING