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Microbial ecosystem services, an international training school at the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center


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As residents of the Dead Sea region, we are all aware of the services we receive from our natural environment, and of the difficuties we face when these services become threatened.  This may include our drinking water, the very infrastructure upon which we wish to build and develop agriculture and many other services.  
The living environment is a major service provider, including animals, plants and a large diversity of microbes. A working group dedicated to the delivery of advanced molecular tools to nature conservation practitioners was established a year ago, as a part of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).
Researchers from the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center (DSASC) and the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute (ILOR) represent Israel in this group. As a part of the group’s activity, the DSASC hosted an international online training school earlier this month, dedicated to the use of advanced molecular tools for the study of microbial ecosystem services. The trainers in this school included Dr. Shiri Freilichand Dr. Dana Ment from Volcani Center, Dr. Shira Ninio from ILOR, Dr. Ashraf Al-Ashhab, Rivka Alexander Shani , Yosef Avrahami and Dr. Amir Szitenbergfrom DSASC. Twenty one researchers and students from Europe, America and Africa participated in this three day training school, and were exposed to relevant field and lab methods and to current analytical approaches. 

For further information please visit the following links:

The GBiKE website: https://sites.google.com/fmach.it/g-bike-genetics-eu/

The COST action website: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18134/#tabs|Name:overview

The training school website: https://sites.google.com/adssc.org/mesedes

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