Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country. They are aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants’ institutions or laboratories. STSM are intended especially for young researchers.

Finished STSMs

Grant Period 1
Name Title of STSM From To
Carla Cruz Paredes Effects of wood ash in fungal and bacterial growth DK SE
Diogo Proenca Molecular Diversity of Endophytic Microbial Community in Pine Trees from Affected Areas with PWD PT DE
Edith Hammer Soil Chip SE NL
Isabella Pentimone Harnessing miRNAs role in host-endophytes interactions to identify soil systems functions IT ES
Jose Francisco Cobo Diaz Analysis of prokaryotic metabolism in the rhizosphere of oaks of Sierra Nevada Protected Area through metagenomic techniques. ES FR
Jovana Devetakovic Linking belowground biodiversity and ecosystem function in European forests RS PL
Lieven Michielsen Introduction to the state of the art in situ root exudation technique BE DE
Maria Sakka Effect of nematicides on the biodiversity of soil fauna and entomopathogenic fungi GR IT
Marina Katanic Identification of ectomycorrhizal types on beech and spruce from different localities in Serbia RS SI
Martina di Lenola BioLink_learning a new molecular method IT PT
Tereza Polacikova Forest soil yeasts – description of diversity and functional potential CZ PT
Yasmin Pinuela Samaniego The role of earthworms (Lumbricus sp.) in seedings inoculations with ectomycorrhizal fungi SI ES
Zhun Mao Root and Biodiversity: links, function, discrepancies, gaps and perspectives FR UK


Grant Period 2
Name Title of STSM From To
Sandrine Malchair Molecular tools for studying microbial diversity BE CZ
Dominika Thiem Molecular approaches in analyzing arbuscular mycorrhizal diversity under saline stress PL SI
Romina Lorenzetti Diversity and ecological value of soil mesofauna during recovery of burned forest stands IT GR
Natasa Sibanc Quantification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity from pristine forests and secondary succes SI UK
Antonio Fernandez-Gonzales Measurement of enzymatic activities of bacteria isolated from oak rhizosphere. ES CZ
Gergely Boros Investigation of enchytraeid diversity in Swiss forest soils HU CH
Nadejda Soudzilovskaia Analysis of global patterns of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi abundance NL SE