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Annual MASTS Science Meeting

Dave Patterson

The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS)  took place at Heriot-Watt University from the 11th-13th September 2012.

This meeting brought together the Scottish Marine Science community to discuss the science that MASTS supports and ensure integration with relevant policy makers and stakeholders.

Highlights of the meeting included a talk by BBC Scotland Science Correspondent Kenneth Macdonald discussing the importance of communicating science, and talks and e-posters by many members of the CMBB.

Prof. Teresa Fernandes shared her plans as new MASTS theme leader for Marine Biodiversity, Function and Services, Dr Seb Hennige discussed his findings on acclimation of cold-water corals to Lophelia pertusa, and our PhD students presented some of their exciting results. CMBB PhD student Iain Hannah in Dr Mark Hartl's lab (co-supervised by Prof Teresa Fernandes and Prof Nik Christofi), won best ePoster for his work on the impact of nanosilver particles on the bacteria of waste-water treament plants.

The CMBB presentations from the meeting will be available to view on the presentations page of this site soon.