Events & News
SUBMARINER Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event:
New Strategies and Future Perspectives
Kiel, Germany · 9–10 May 2012
Within the scope of the SUBMARINER project, the Centre for Marine Natural Products (KiWiZ) at GEOMAR and Norgenta North German Life Science Agency GmbH hosted the Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event “New Strategies and Future Perspectives”. It took place in Kiel, Germany on 9 and 10 May 2012.
More than 150 representatives of research institutions, private companies and public institutions in the field of Blue Biotechnology participated in this event which offered them a platform for networking and cooperation. Short profiles of the participating organisations can be found on the Blue Biotechnology Network pages.
The event focused on the exploration of the great biodiversity of marine organisms such as macroalgae, invertebrates, and microorganisms, which offer a promising potential for scientific research and biotechnological application towards high value products. It aimed at enhancing the awareness for Blue Biotechnology and at strengthening the Baltic Sea Region’s competitiveness in this field.
Perspectives from the Cooperation Event
The perspectives from this Cooperation Event have now been assembled in the publication "Blue Biotechnology in the Baltic Sea Region: New Strategies and Future Perspectives". It is part of our series of perspectives from SUBMARINER Cooperation Events. The contributions are based on the presentations held at the event. They form an important input to the policy recommendations for furthering beneficial marine uses that the SUBMARINER project is currently developing.
Click here to download the Blue Biotechnology Perspectives as a PDF file.
Impressions from the event
- Conference Announcement [pdf, 443.03 KB]
- Programme and Abstracts [pdf, 1.07 MB]
- Participant List [pdf, 382.72 KB]
- Welcome speech by Secretary of State Cordelia Andreßen [pdf, 98.29 KB]
- Welcome speech by Hinrich Habeck (Norgenta GmbH) [pdf, 84.18 KB]
- Press release (German) [pdf, 985.3 KB]
Presentations Day 1
- Jan-Bart Calewaert (Marine Board ESF): Marine Biotechnology opportunities and challenges [pdf, 2.55 MB]
- Torger Børresen (DTU Food): Six priorities proposed for marine biotechnology in Denmark [pdf, 2.11 MB]
- Juris Vanags (Association of Biotechnology of Latvia): Overview of Biotechnology in Latvia [pdf, 0 B]
- Päivi Tammela (University of Helsinki): Exploring Marine Resources for Bioactive Compounds [pdf, 2.63 MB]
- Vytas Rimkus (SPILA): Spila Spirulina microalgae applica/ons for human food, health and animal feed [pdf, 13.9 MB]
- Adam Żak (Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences): Blue Biotechnology in Poland [pdf, 6.18 MB]
- Daniel Pardo (CNRS/MNHN): Knowledge capture mechanisms studies as a tool to facilitate European Blue Biotech analysis [pdf, 2.97 MB]
- Giovanna Cristina Varese (University of Turin): Fungi associated to mediterranean segrasses and algae: diversity ecological role and potential exploitation [pdf, 12.03 MB]
- Johanna B. Wesnigk (EMPA): Knowledge transfer from environmental genomic science to marine biotechnology – big data, big challenges [pdf, 6.18 MB]
Presentations Day 2
Presentations Day 2
- Inez Linke (oceanBASIS): From sustainably cultivated seaweed to certified organic cosmetics [pdf, 5.94 MB]
- Fernando de la Calle (PharmaMar): Marine biodiversity as source of new anticancer compounds. The experience of PharmaMar [pdf, 1.06 MB]
- Marion Zenthoefer (CRM): AAC – Algae Against Cancer [pdf, 9.33 MB]
- Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen (DTU): Integrated analytical approaches towards marine natural products discovery [pdf, 4.58 MB]