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Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Biotechnology in Europe

Brussels, Belgium • 11–12 March 2013


The international conference will bring together scientists, industry representatives, policy makers/advisors and other key stakeholders involved or interested in Marine Biotechnology research in Europe to present and discuss critical issues and policy, scientific and industry perspectives relevant to various geographic scales (pan-European, macro-regional, national, sub-national regional),to provide insight into some of the most important recent and ongoing European Marine Biotechnology research projects and initiatives and gather lessons learned for the future and to discuss the status and progress in the support and coordination of marine biotechnology research in Europe to inform future policy and coordination efforts.

 Conference Sessions will address among others:

  • Research collaboration challenges and opportunities
  • Science policy and coordination: progress and remaining issues
  • Industry-academic collaborations: lessons learned for the future

The conference will also present the outcomes of the CSA MARINEBIOTECH project and look forward towards the MARINEBIOTECH ERA-NET which will start late 2013 or early 2014 (if awarded).

More information about the conference programme, invited speakers and practical information will be made available by 15 January 2013 at