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Sustainable production of biologically active molecules of marine based origin

Objective

Innovation is the most important engine of growth and jobs in knowledge-based bio-economies. The scope of BAMMBO (Biologically Active Molecules of Marine Based Origin) is ambitious. This is intentional. BAMMBO will provide innovative solutions to overcome existing bottle-necks associated with culturing marine organisms in order to sustainably produce high yields of value-added products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial sectors. BAMMBO will screen and identify target marine organisms (e.g. bacteria, fungi, sponges, microalgae, macroalgae and yeasts) from diverse global locations for potential as sustainable producers of high–added value molecules (HVAB’s). Our project will apply analytical methods for the extraction, purification and enrichment of targeted bioactive compounds. A detailed life cycle analysis of the production pathways developed in the project will be undertaken to fully evaluate the sustainability of production of biologically active products from marine organisms. BAMMBO will exploit knowledge and technologies developed during the project and effectively manage their transfer to relevant stakeholders in industry and the research community, as well as to policy-makers. We have brought together a multidisciplinary consortium of specialist Research and SME partners representing 8 countries including partners from ICPC countries Russia and Brazil, and from EU member states at Mediterranean, Adriatic and Atlantic coasts. In adhering to the European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research this three year project will encourage capacity-building, integration and synergies across relevant marine sectors. Innovative technologies developed in the project will be demonstrated with the involvement of industry partners, and the results will be of interest not only to companies directly involved in the marine sector, but to other large scale industry players such as pharmaceutical companies with interest in added-value bioactive compounds.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/marine biology

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

LIMERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Moylish Park
V94 Limerick
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 660 956
Administrative Contact
Jimmy Browne (Mr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 387 792
Address
Avenue Valrose 28 Grand Chateau
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Giribaldi (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 50 318
Address
Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Sn
13083 875 Campinas Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lara Durães Sette (Dr.)
ALGAE HEALTH LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 158 720
Address
Rooaunmore Lodge, Rooaunmore Claregalway
Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edward Mchugh (Mr.)
GREENSEA SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 96 640
Address
Biopole Clermont Limagne
63360 Saint Beauzire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Causse (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 500 196
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro Martinez (Mr.)
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE LEIRIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 89 040
Address
Rua General Norton De Matos
2411-901 Leiria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rui Pedrosa (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 456 760
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Spyridon (Spyros) Agathos (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 162 999
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margo Baele (Dr.)
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE STATE SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF GENETICS AND BREEDING OF INDUSTRIAL MICROORGANISMS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 181 800
Address
1St Dorozhny Proezd 1
117545 Moskva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergey Sineoky (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 247 200
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Iester (Mr.)