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1st International Conference on the Marine Microbiome - Discovery & Innovation for Science and Industry

Contributed by: AquaTT

From 2016-06-27 to 2016-06-30, Germany
The preliminary programme for the Marine Microbiome - Discovery & Innovation Conference is now available to download from Hosted by the MaCuMBA project, this joint industry conference and open science meeting will take place in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany’s leading science and technology park, from 27-30 June 2016. The conference will focus on the biotechnical applications of marine microbes.
1st International Conference on the Marine Microbiome - Discovery & Innovation for Science and Industry
Featuring a jam-packed programme with speakers and attendees from around the world, this event is unmissable for science and industry stakeholders with an interest in marine microbiology. The conference will include round table and moderated panel discussions; an interactive industry exhibition featuring MaCuMBA ‘hardware’; one-to-one meetings; a plenary programme with key figures from the sector presenting the latest trends and main issues; and excellent networking opportunities.

MaCuMBA is an EU-funded project that focuses on increasing the rate of isolation of marine microorganisms using novel high throughput techniques for improved isolation efficiency and cultivation of marine microorganisms and screening for bioactive compounds and biotechnological applications. The effective transfer of novel research discoveries in the field of marine biotechnology can greatly improve Europe’s capacity to generate new commercial opportunities.

This exciting event represents MaCuMBA’s contribution to exploring how the European marine biotech industry could benefit from the latest research results in the area. It will be a platform for research and industry alike to diversify their cross-sectorial knowledge, strengthen their existing partnerships and build new opportunities. Target outputs of the MaCuMBA project that have potential industrial relevance will be presented, and practical commercial development and applications of these outputs will be discussed.

Registration for this unique event is now open and poster abstracts will be accepted until 13 June 2016. For more information about this event and to register, please visit, or contact

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Notes for Editors
MaCuMBA (Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation, Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Application) is coordinated by NIOZ and is a joint venture of 22 partner institutions from 11 EU countries. AquaTT is the communication and dissemination partner for the project.

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