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Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

Objective

Micro B3 will develop innovative bioinformatic approaches and a legal framework to make large-scale data on marine viral, bacteria; archaeal and protists genomes and metagenomes accessible for marine ecosystems biology and to define new targets for biotechnological applications. Micro B3 will build upon a highly interdisciplinary consortium of 32 academic and industrial partners comprising world-leading experts in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, ecology, oceanography, bioprospecting and biotechnology, as well as legal aspects.
Micro B3 is based on a strong user- and data basis from ongoing European sampling campaigns to long-term ecological research sites. For the first time a strong link between oceanographic and molecular microbial research will be established to integrate global marine data with research on microbial biodiversity and functions. The Micro B3 Information System will provide innovative open source software for data-processing, -integration, -visualisation, and -accessibility. Interoperability will be the key for seamless data transfer of sequence and contextual data to public repositories.
Micro B3 will allow taking full advantage of current sequencing technologies to efficiently exploit large-scale sequence data in an environmental context. Micro B3 will create integrated knowledge to inform marine ecosystems biology and modelling. Moreover, it will facilitate detecting candidate genes to be explored by targeted laboratory experiments for biotechnology and for assigning potential functions to unknown genes. Micro B3 will develop clear IP agreements for the protection and sustainable use of pre-competitive microbial genetic resources and their exploitation in high potential commercial applications.
To underline the translational character of Micro B3, outreach and training activities for diverse stakeholders are planned as well as an Ocean Sampling Day to transparently make project results accessible and gain valuable user feedback.
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Coordinator

JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH

Address

Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 248 701,99

Administrative Contact

Ronald Kieschnick (Mr.)

Participants (31)

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MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 810 550

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 209 900

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 88 236

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 397 141

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 808 002

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 370 229

STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 197 854,80

MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 146 400

VIB

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 191 250

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 18 758,21

MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 266 400

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 38 103

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 107 771

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 91 319

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 576 150

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 123 014

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 324 120

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 333 800

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 370 800

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 293 232

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 192 884,40

COMMISSION INTERNATIONALE POUR L'EXPLORATION SCIENTIFIQUE DE LA MER MEDITERRANEE (CIESM)

Monaco

EU Contribution

€ 112 970

UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 59 400

WESNIGK JOHANNA B

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 370 999,60

MATIS OHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 263 700

BIOILIBERIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 152 400

DRUSTVO ZA USLUGI I TRGOVIJA INTERWORKS UVOZ-IZVOZ DOOEL BITOLA

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 295 120

Ribocon GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 88 000

BIO-PRODICT BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 100 800

PHARMAMAR, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 204 485

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 287589

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 496 409,35

  • EU contribution

    € 8 987 491

Coordinated by:

JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH

Germany