MIRRI-ERIC announces the new Executive Diretor

The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure
– European Research Infrastructure Consortium (MIRRI-ERIC), the pan-European
distributed Research Infrastructure for the preservation, study, provision and valorisation of
microbial resources and biodiversity, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ana
Portugal Melo as its new Executive Director.

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ESFRI survey on cooperation of industry with research infrastructures

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has launched a survey to identify ways to strengthen the depth of cooperation between European Research Infrastructures (European RIs are those open to users from countries other than where the infrastructure is located) and industry as RI users, collaborators or component providers contributing to their sustainability and impact.

MIRRI kindly invites its industrial partners to respond to this survey, which will remain open for a few weeks here: https://www.1ka.si/coop.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

MIRRI inaugurated its new headquarters

On 14 December 2022, MIRRI inaugurated its new headquarters premises, located at the campus of Gualtar of the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal.

The inauguration ceremony started with interventions by the IS_MIRRI21 Project Coordinator and MIRRI-PT Coordinator, Nelson Lima, the Executive  Director of MIRRI, Luís Soares, the Chair of the MIRRI Assembly of Members, Marleen Bosschaerts, the Mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio, the Rector of the University of Minho, Rui Vieira de Castro, the President of the Foundation for Science and Technology, Madalena Alves, and Portugal Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato.

The ceremony later proceeded with the unveiling of the inauguration plaques of the MIRRI-ERIC Headquarters.

Microbial biobanks in Italy launch a €17M project to strengthen their activities in line with the country’s participation in MIRRI-ERIC

The project “Strengthening the MIRRI Italian Research Infrastructure for Sustainable Bioscience and Bioeconomy” (SUS-MIRRI.IT) is launched on 14 November 2022, as part of the actions oriented towards Italy’s membership (The country is currently a prospective Member) of MIRRI-ERIC.

Read the full news realease here.