Development of harmful algal bloom monitoring methods and forecast system for sustainable aquaculture and coastal fisheries in Chile (Monitoring of algae in Chile)
2018 10.18

Kickoff ceremony was held on 2018.9.5 at Santiago, Chile.

SATREPS MACH English Poster is available!

STREPS-MACH Download .pdf At the middle of January 2021 our SATREPS MACH team has prepared a project poster in English available for all public. SATREPS MACH English Poster (for general public)  

MACH research assistant has entered to FONDECYT Postdoctoral program

    On early January 2021, we have received good news from one of our research assistants. Dr. Ignacio Rilling who works for our project at Universidad de La Frontera has been accepted as postdoctoral program fellow in FONDECYT.     Dr. Rilling has been working with MACH project since November 2018. He mainly works for metabarcoding analysis of samples collected by the relevant institutions.    During his postdoctoral program he will focus on dynamics of antibiotic resistance genes in the soil environment. We would be happy if the experience he gained from the project will be useful in the future. Comment from Dr. Rilling: “I am deeply honored and grateful to […]

Five unit of “Suitcase Lab” have arrived to Chile for rapid and on-site detection of harmful algae in Chilean coastal waters

   During January of 2021, 5 units of “Suitcase Lab” previously introduced in our web sites (, finally have arrived to Chile from Japan to boost our research and outreach activities.    The Suitcase Lab, as we call it, consists of an all-in-one portable field tool that allows extract DNA from a sample of seawater containing microalgae. The extracted DNA will be used to amplify DNA fragments that are unique and distinctive to the species, so the algal species in the water sample can be identified with tools inside the suitcase lab.     Currently, the 5 units are still in an experimental and validation phase at La Frontera University, given […]

We held 2nd UFRO genome informatics course “Introduction to Transcriptomic Analysis 2021”

    On January 2021, we held the 2nd summer course of genomic informatics entitled “Introduction to Transcriptomic Analysis” at University of La Frontera (UFRO) as a training course for experimental biological students and researchers. Course contents covered topics of genome informatics ranging from basic to practical issues. We developed a program that combines lectures, demonstrations, exercises and hands-on session and final presentation so that participants can effectively acquire knowledge and skills.      Professor Andrés Ávila (UFRO), Dr. Mikihiko Kawai (Kyoto University), and Giovanni Larama (UFRO) were in charge of the program, and gave lectures in corporation with invited speakers, Professor Fumito Maruyama (Hiroshima University) and Dr. Enrique Ostria-Gallardo […]

SATREPS MACH Brochures is updated!

   At the beginning of January 2021 our SATREPS MACH team has updated project  brochure in English available for all public.     SATREPS MACH English Brochures (for general public)  

SATREPS MACH Brochures is ready for distribution!

  At the beginning of December 2020 our SATREPS MACH team has prepared project brochures in English and Spanish (two version) available for all public. SATREPS MACH English Brochures SATREPS MACH Spanish Brochures (for general public) SATREPS MACH Spanish Brochures (for researches etc)