MetaCopepod —

Designing an integrated DNA metabarcoding and image analysis approach to study and monitor biodiversity of zooplanktonic copepods

The aim of the 'MetaCopepod' project is to develop a novel methodology, based on the combination of next generation sequencing technologies and image analysis, to assess and monitor the biodiversity of marine zooplanktonic copepods (and cladocera), in a fast, high-throughput, reliable and quantitative way.

Scientific Coordinator (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Panagiotis Kasapidis

Host Institute
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)

Duration
31 January 2014 – 31 July 2015

Funding
European Social Fund (ESF) and National Funds through the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013, Operational Programme "Education and Life-Long Learning", Action "ARISTEIA II", Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, General Secretary of Research and Technology.

Total Budget
180,000 €