This year, the European Researchers’ Night, the Europe-wide public event that brings researchers closer to the general public, went digital due to the exceptional circumstance of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, on November 27, researchers from all over Cyprus met the public online and showcase their work.
IACO was also there! We presented our work on diatoms through digital activities, games and video. This is part of the Eurostars project E-Wat-Dimon, which aims to design and validate DNA metabarcoding methodology for European benthic diatoms identification and to develop a DNA-based analytic test for its standard application in biodiversity assessments of European rivers.