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IMPRESS – Improved production strategies for endangered freshwater species




Proiser in the news

IMPRESS beneficiary Proiser in the news of University de Valencia: Studies of fish fertility to reduce the extinction of freshwater species

Recently published papers from IMPRESS

The list of scientific publications of the IMPRESS project have recently been updated.

IMPRESS promoted at food and technology festival in Norway

The IMPRESS project was promoted at a food and technology festival at NMBU Campus Ås on October 13th 2018.

IMPRESS at Oslo Science fair September 2018

The research group of Professor Finn-Arne Weltzien particiapted at the science fair Forskningstorget in Oslo September 21. and 22. 2018

IMPRESS conference

The IMPRESS conference "Sustaining iconic diadromous species: Potential and pitfalls of cultivation" was arranged in Arendal, Norway, June 17th - 19th 2018. The conference focused on fish cultivation for conservation and sustainable use of wild diadromous species, with a special focus on the three key species of IMPRESS: eel, salmon and sturgeon.

Short and sweet stories from the IMPRESS ESRs

The IMPRESS early stage researchers have made short stories of their individual projects. Click the link of each students name below to read the story, and also watch the cartoon that explains their PhD work in approximately 2 minutes.

IMPRESS 2018 Conference

June 17-20, 2018 in Arendal, Norway. "Sustaining iconic diadromous fishes: The potential and pitfalls of cultivation". Please note that registration deadline is April 30th 2018.

World Fish Migration Day 2018 - Valencia event

World Fish Migration Day is a global - local event taking place on the 21st of April 2018 to create awareness about the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.

IMPRESS ESR received travel grant from Iberian Ichthyology Society

IMPRESS ESR Christoffer Rozenfeld received a travel grant from the Iberian Ichthyology Society.

IMPRESS ESR selected for Green Talents 2017

IMPRESS ESR Hannah Harrison is selected for the presetigeous Green Talents 2017.

Eel genome paper published in Scientific Reports

IMPRESS researchers together with international collaborators recently published a paper in Scientific Reports, demonstrating how MinION sequencing can be used to efficiently generate the genome sequence of the European eel.

IMPRESS promoted during Tour de France

During the Tour de France leg on Sunday 16 July 2017 a nearly 280 meter long salmon was depicted on the ground. The event was performed to raise awareness around the preservation of the Loire-Allier river and its salmon population.

ISS8 - 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons

8th International Symposium on Sturgeons September 10th - 16th, 2017 - Vienna/Austria. ISS8 provides the unique opportunity to bring together sturgeon experts from all over the world to discuss and share their ideas and concepts to further improve the management of sturgeons along with their essential habitats.

Ann the eel - a story for Children about the European eel

A song accompanying the book that is currently in the printer is available on Youtube, both a Spanish and an English version is available.

IMPRESS project explained at UPV TV

A video explaining the IMPRESS project for the conservation and management of endangered freshwater fish species in Spanish on UPV TV.

World Fish Migration Day

IMPRESS Researchers participate in the yearly event World Fish Migration day.

IMPRESS SP5 Principal Investigator Prof Dr Robert Arlinghaus keynote speaker NASCO Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting of the Intergovernmental Organisation North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO), held in Sweden, June 2017, professor Arlinghaus with the substantial help by Sophia Kochalski, Early Career Researcher in IMPRESS, held an invited keynote presentation based on findings in the IMPRESS Subprogram 5, about the social dimensions of successful migratory fish conservation.

IMPRESS training school in France June 2017

The 4th IMPRESS training school will be arranged in Chanteuges, France, 12-21 June 2017.

IMPRESS PhD student to Researcher Grand Prix

IMPRESS ESR Hannah Harrison has been accepted to compete in the Researcher Grand Prix. Chosen out of many applicants from Oslo and Akershus, Harrison will compete with nine other PhD candidates to present her research in a compelling and informative way in just four minutes in front of a live audience. The competition will be held in Oslo on September 26. Between now and then, Harrison will receive several days of training in presentation, public speaking, and other communication skills.

IMPRESS in the Horizon magazine

IMPRESS in the EU Research and Innovation magazine Horizon

IMPRESS paper published in Euroscientist

The ESRs in IMPRESS have written a joint paper on the main concepts of the project that recently was published in Euroscientist. Congratulations!

Available PhD position in fish biology

IMPRESS is looking for a highly motivated and talented scientist to apply for a PhD position at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University, Israel. This specific PhD project will determine the interaction between the gonadotropins and their receptors in sturgeon, towards the development of novel methods for enhancement of reproduction.

Training school in the Czech Republic in October 2016

The next IMPRESS training school will be arranged in Vodnany in the Czech Republic 17-27 October 2016. This training school covers fish husbandry and entrepreneurship and commercialisation.

IMPRESS participant won Bio Nano Genomics contest

ZF-Screens B.V. won the Get on the Map contest from Bio Nano Genomics with the sturgeon part of IMPRESS.

Training school in Valencia 2-11 March 2016

This training school includes a 5-day course in computer imaging techniques and cryopreservation and a 4-day course in personal development and career plan.

Genomics and bioinformatics workshop – October 2015, Leiden, The Netherlands

A 4-day genomics course will be arranged in Leiden, The Netherlands, in the end of October. The course will cover the basics of bioinformatics and computational biology, including hands-on experience. Open for 15 external participants, outside of the IMPRESS network.