Due to the financial support of the Helmholtz-Alliance “Planetary Evolution and Life” the work on data obtained by previous experiments within the project LIFE (Lichen and fungi experiment) on the International Space Station (ISS) during the EXPOSE-EuTEF was finalized (Onofri et al. 2012, de Vera et al. 2012).
A new experiment, named BIOMEX is running on the ISS (de Vera 2012, Baqué et al. 2013). The launch was on 24th of July 2014 and the experiment is scheduled to be in space in maximum 18 months. For more details, please look on this link BIOMEX.