PRO-EEL set out five years ago with the aim to enhance the knowledge base on European eel reproduction and develop the technology needed to produce viable offspring and rear larvae to the first feeding stage.
Recent results of the PRO-EEL project were among other presented at Aquaculture Europe 2014 in San Sebastian, Spain, from
October 14th to 17th which featured a dedicated eel session chaired by PRO-EEL participants Jonna Tomkiewicz, DTU, and Elin Kjørsvik, NTNU. For more information go to PRO-EEL News & Events. This interesting conference, themed Adding Value, featured a series of contributions from the PRO-EEL project. The eel session comprised seven interesting talks on eel research and additionally two short oral presentations of posters. Besides this, a session themed: Biology of aquatic species gametes addressing the COST action AQUAGAMETE was chaired by PRO-EEL participant Juan Asturiano, ICTA, Valencia, Spain, and featured three oral presentations related to eel research in PRO-EEL.
Five poster presentations related to PRO-EEL was presented at the conference of which the poster: Maternal mRNA expression in European eel eggs and embryos and its relationship to offspring developmental competence, by Christoffer Rozenfeld won the EAS Best Student Poster Award. See the conference programme here and the conference summary report here including on page 42 the Eel related summary
Comming up research related to PRO-EEL will be presented also at the Aquaculture Europe 2015 October 20 - 23 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The conference again features a dedicated eel session chaired by PRO-EEL participants Jonna Tomkiewicz, DTU. Abstracts should be submitted to AE2015