Neptune is a multidisciplinary training network in evo-devo and neurobiology of marine animal models. Neptune is funded for four years (2013-2017) under the Marie Curie Actions, within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.
Through the use of advanced methods of genetic analysis and imaging technologies, Neptune aims at solving an array of important questions in the evolution, development, neurobiology and ecology of marine invertebrates.
Neptune aims at training a new generation of young researchers by combining the strengths of modern technologies with a real understanding of traditional approaches.
The Neptune consortium involves seven academic institutions and one industrial partner that provides Neptune fellows with expertise, specialized equipment and training on a wide range of approaches and methodologies incorporated in evolutionary developmental biology and marine neurobiology.