Two new publications: eLife & Acta Physiologica

Two new publications published on pH regulatory mechanisms in sea urchin PMCs (eLife) and pH homeostasis and larval recruitment in the common sea star (Acta Physiologica). Thanks to Marian and the coauthors for the great work. Here are the titles and links:

Hu, M.Y.; Yan, J.J..; Su, Y.H.; Petersen, I.; Himmerkus, N.; Bleich, M.; Stumpp, M. (2018) A SLC4 family bicarbonate transporter is critical for intracellular pH regulation and biomineralization in sea urchin embryos. eLife 2018;7:e36600

Hu, M.Y.; Lein, E.; Bleich, M.; Melzner, F.; Stumpp, M. (2018) Trans-life cycle acclimation to experimental ocean acidification affects gastric pH homeostasis and larval recruitment in the sea star Asterias rubens. Acta Physiologica DOI: 10.1111/apha.13075 (in press)

Visiting Taipei for the Taiwan-Germany Science Day

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Just before Christmas, 11.12.18, me and my husband were invited to present our long-standing collaboration with Yung-Che Tseng and other Taiwanese friends at the 20th anniversary of the DAAD "project related person exchange" programme. Beside me giving a case study talk, it was a great opportunity for us all to see all our friends again, to visit Kenting for a few days, enjoy the weather and the food, and for our kids to be reminded why it is useful to keep speaking Chinese to their dad.

It was great to be back.

A short newsletter on the meeting is presented here - unfortunately only in German.

New publication now in press AND cover picture accepted

Here, we go: our cover picture was accepted in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Great thanks to Etienne Lein, who took the picture of the cover during his Master thesis. It is "my" first picture to be selected as cover for a journal!

And here is the title and url of the featured article “Variability in larval gut pH regulation defines sensitivity to ocean acidification in six species of the Ambulacraria superphylum" by Hu et al. published in this issue: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1066 

Thanks to all co-authors for this nice publication.