Exchange opportunity MIND02:

Microscopic characterization of different samples (clays, radionuclide/bacteria samples, radionuclide/bacteria/organic samples, etc.)

Different microscopic facilities are available at the Technical Instrumentation Centre which include STEM/HAADF, FESEM, ESEM, HRTEM, etc. to be used by the MIND partners. These techniques are good tools to study the speciation of radionuclides within mineralogical and microbiological samples.


• To study the cellular localization of radionuclides within biological samples treated with these elements
• Element mapping of different mineralogical, microbiological samples
• Study the structural bentonites of bentonites, etc.


1 week – 10 days

The Candidate

Exchange opportunity for Master, PhD or Professional.

The candidate needs to have a background in basic microbiology

Practical modalities

The University of Granada possess a Guest House where the  visitors could be lodged (when free rooms are available). Cheap hostels and hotels are also available in the city centre.

Application modalities, other than those specified below

The mentor should know in advance the date of stay in order to book the different microscopic facilities.

Additional information

Host: University of Granada-Department of Microbiology

Country: Spain

Language: English

Mentor: Mohamed L. Merroun

Contact email: merroun[at]

MIND reference: MIND02

Host reference: MIND-URG-1


Applications should be submitted by email to mind.project[at] and should contain

– a motivation letter with MIND-reference to the opportunity as mentioned on this website;

– a CV of the candidate.

Approval of your request will be subject to the evaluation of your application file by a Jury composed by members of the MIND project WP3, as well as the host institution. You will be informed about the status of your application via email.

In case of questions, please contact us via mind.project[at] and always mention the MIND reference number of the opportunity.