1st Newsletter


                                                                                                                                                                                              Newsletter 1COST | European Cooperation in Science and Technology

European Network On Ecological Functions Of Trace Metals In Anaerobic Biotechnologies    




The Action has had two meetings – the kick-off meeting in November 2013 and a meeting of the MC and the WGs in Porto in March 2014.  

Timage003he kick-off meeting elected WG leaders and basic operation rules and understandings for the operation of the Action, particularly for decision making.


It was the meeting in Porto, however, in the MC’s collective opinion, that the most progress has been made. Thereimage005 was a series of presentations by WG leaders; other WG members; and, importantly, by Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). The WG leaders provided considered and very useful roadmaps for the focus of the individual WG activities and potential opportunities. An opportunity was provided to every attendee to present, even briefly, if they wished, and to contribute to developing a vision for the WG activities.


Which WG are you interested in?

Do you want to know who is involved in each Working Group and get really involved through the Working Groups (MoU)?

Fill out the google doc through this form (just click and fill in it).

You can use any google account to open and fill it. You can use as well the google account created for the COST ES1302

username: anaerobic.metals@gmail.com

Password: portomarch2014



The aim of a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) shall be to contribute to the scientific objectives. These Missions (Exchange Visits) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST Country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for young scientists. Duration between 5 days and 3 months. Budget, duration and rules can be download at: Vademecum. Check Point 6 STSM (Page 32)

There are up to 6 STSM available until November 2014, Apply now!.

In order to apply for it the applicant must:

  1. Obtain the written agreement of the host institution, before submitting an application;
  2. Complete the online application form (see https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm)
  3. Send the attached STSM application (by e-mail as attachment) together with any necessary document which the Applicant may regard as helpful in supporting the application at the evaluation process (such as CV, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institute etc.) to:- The future Host institution of the STSM. (who will send his agreement to host the applicant to the STSM coordinator)STSM coordinator.
  4. Once approved by the STSM Committee (STSM coordinator and WG leader related to the STSM), the Grant Holder will send a grant letter generated from e-COST to the applicant.


Do you want to disseminate something to the COST_ES1302 Network?

Do you want to show your latest publication/product/service? Are you looking for research/industry partners for a specific call? Or just want to show the new webpage of your lab/company? Whatever you want to share within the COST_ES1302 network just send it to the MC Chair to get it included in the next Newsletter.

Send a title and a short paragraph (it is advisable to include a link for further info).

You also can tweet it for faster dissemination.


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Have a fast view about the celebrated meetings


Which WG are you interested in?

Fill out the google doc link


Apply now for a Short Term Scientific Mission

Do you want to disseminate something to the COST_ES1302 Network?

Find out how to do it




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