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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2011
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Coordinator

JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Germany
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 248 701,99
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kieschnick (Mr.)

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MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 810 550
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heike Wojack (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 900
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 88 236
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stelios Kastrinakis (Mr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 397 141
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 808 002
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ludovic Hamon (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 370 229
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez-Arroyo (Mr.)
STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN
Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 854,80
Address
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giosuè Zurzolo (Dr.)
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 400
Address
Citadel Hill The Laboratory
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lorraine Olver (Ms.)
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 191 250
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rik Audenaert (Mr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 18 758,21
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sinan Husrevoglu (Dr.)
MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 266 400
Address
Gildeweg 7A
2632 BD Nootdorp
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dick Schaap (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 38 103
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H C Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Kobenhavn V
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gregers Jensen (Mr.)
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 107 771
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Mees (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 91 319
Address
155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
92138 Issy-les-moulineaux
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie-Pierre Zelverte (Ms.)
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 576 150
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Picarella (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 123 014
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Régis Copin (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 120
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomal Flink (Mr.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 333 800
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Poutsma (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 370 800
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O Connell (Dr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 232
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College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Davey (Mrs.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaetana Irrera (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 884,40
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Dedeurwaerdere (Prof.)
COMMISSION INTERNATIONALE POUR L'EXPLORATION SCIENTIFIQUE DE LA MER MEDITERRANEE (CIESM)
Monaco
EU contribution
€ 112 970
Address
Boulevard De Suisse 16
98000 Monaco
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michèle Barbier (Dr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 59 400
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Greiber (Mr.)
WESNIGK JOHANNA B
Germany
EU contribution
€ 370 999,60
Address
Westerdeich 11
D-28197 Bremen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johanna Wesnigk (Dr.)
MATIS OHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 263 700
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
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Research Organisations
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Viggo Thor Marteinsson (Dr.)
BIOILIBERIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SL
Spain
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€ 152 400
Address
Av De La Innovacion 1 Parque Tecnologico De Ciencias Salud
18100 Armilla Granada
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estrella Ramos (Ms.)
DRUSTVO ZA USLUGI I TRGOVIJA INTERWORKS UVOZ-IZVOZ DOOEL BITOLA
North Macedonia
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€ 295 120
Address
Ulica Pitu Guli 59
7000 Bitola
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Aleksandar Pop Ristov (Mr.)
Ribocon GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 000
Address
Fahrenheitstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joerg Peplies (Dr.)
BIO-PRODICT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 800
Address
Nieuwe Marktstraat 54
6511 AA Nijmegen
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Henk Jan Joosten (Dr.)
PHARMAMAR, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 204 485
Address
Avda. De Los Reyes , Poligono Industrial La Mina 1
28770 Colmenar Viejo (Madrid)
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillermo Jimenez (Dr.)