The first BALMAS workshop on dinoflagellate cysts was held on 05-06 May 2014 the University of Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’, Department of Biomolecualr Sciences, Section of Environmental Biology
The workshop aimed to improve the extraction methodology of cysts from the marine sediment and their identification at the optical microscope, under the supervision of Dr. Antonella Penna (Dep. Biomolecular Sciences, Università Urbino). One of the main objective of the workshop was to improve and outline the CRIMP protocol section dealing on Dinoflagellate cysts analyses. Partners from Venezia (ISMAR CNR), Slovenia (NIB-MBS) and Cesenatico (Fondazione Centro di Ricerche Marine) took part to the workshop.