SEABIOTECH

From sea-bed to test-bed: harvesting the potential of marine microbes for industrial biotechnology

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE 

 Organization address address: Richmond Street 16
city: GLASGOW
postcode: G1 1XQ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Gregory
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 141 548 3707
Fax: +44 141 552 4409

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://spider.science.strath.ac.uk/seabiotech/
 Totale costo 9˙928˙143 €
 EC contributo 7˙461˙716 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-08-01   -   2016-07-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

 Organization address address: Richmond Street 16
city: GLASGOW
postcode: G1 1XQ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Gregory
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 141 548 3707
Fax: +44 141 552 4409

UK (GLASGOW) coordinator 1˙803˙588.00
2    MATIS OHF

 Organization address address: VINLANDSLEID 12
city: REYKJAVIK
postcode: 112

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Guðmundur óli
Cognome: Hreggviðsson
Email: send email
Telefono: 3548585047
Fax: 3544225003

IS (REYKJAVIK) participant 709˙450.00
3    Horizon Discovery Limited

 Organization address address: CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH PARK
city: Cambridge
postcode: CB25 9TL

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Daniel
Cognome: Cowel
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 655 580
Fax: +44 1223 862 240

UK (Cambridge) participant 675˙240.00
4    PHARMAQ AS*

 Organization address address: SKOGMO INDUSTRIOMRADE
city: OVERHALLA
postcode: 7863

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Laurits
Cognome: Valderhaug
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 23298513
Fax: +47 23298502

NO (OVERHALLA) participant 601˙578.00
5    THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG

 Organization address address: Scottish Marine Institute
city: DUNBEG OBAN
postcode: PA37 1QA

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Derek
Cognome: Black
Email: send email
Telefono: +441631 559349
Fax: +441631 559001

UK (DUNBEG OBAN) participant 581˙486.00
6    AXXAM SPA

 Organization address address: VIA MEUCCI 3
city: BRESSO MILANO
postcode: 20091

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Daniele
Cognome: Carettoni
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 2105656
Fax: +39 02 2105602

IT (BRESSO MILANO) participant 556˙420.00
7    JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAET WUERZBURG

 Organization address address: SANDERRING 2
city: WUERZBURG
postcode: 97070

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Christian
Cognome: Gloggengiesser
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 9313182294
Fax: +49 931 3187180

DE (WUERZBURG) participant 508˙209.00
8    Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

 Organization address address: Vuorimiehentie 3
city: Espoo
postcode: 2150

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Irmeli
Cognome: Koskinen
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 20 722 5821
Fax: +358 20 722 7071

FI (Espoo) participant 416˙804.00
9    Ingenza Limited

 Organization address address: Wallace Building, Roslin BioCentre
city: Roslin
postcode: EH25 9PP

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ian
Cognome: Archer
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 200 6355
Fax: +44 131 200 6353

UK (Roslin) participant 406˙476.00
10    HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

 Organization address address: 46,7th avenue Athens-Sounio, (Mavro Lithari)
city: ANAVISSOS ATTIKI
postcode: 19013

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stylianos
Cognome: Kastrinakis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2810337711
Fax: +30 2810337712

EL (ANAVISSOS ATTIKI) participant 387˙503.00
11    LUNDS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Paradisgatan 5c
city: LUND
postcode: 22100

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jeanette
Cognome: Nylin
Email: send email
Telefono: +4646 222 9307
Fax: 46462224713

SE (LUND) participant 370˙744.00
12    MARINE BIOPOLYMERS LIMITED

 Organization address address: GLENSIDE FARM CULZEAN
city: KIRKOSWALD
postcode: KA19 8JH

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Mackie
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 7769628710

UK (KIRKOSWALD) participant 229˙811.00
13    ACIES Consulting Group SAS

 Organization address city: LYON
postcode: 69002

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marie-Laure
Cognome: Muiras
Email: send email
Telefono: 33478924000
Fax: 33478924001

FR (LYON) participant 122˙727.00
14    PROKAZYME EHF

 Organization address address: VINLANDSLEIO 14
city: REYKJAVIK
postcode: 113

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jakob
Cognome: Kristjansson
Email: send email
Telefono: +354 6647908

IS (REYKJAVIK) participant 91˙680.00
15    NOVAMEN SAS

 Organization address city: LYON
postcode: 69002

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marie-Laure
Cognome: Muiras
Email: send email
Telefono: 33478924000
Fax: 33478924001

FR (LYON) participant 0.00
16    TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

 Organization address address: TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
city: ESPOO
postcode: 02044 VTT

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Irmeli
Cognome: Koskinen
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 20 722 5821
Fax: +358 20 722 7071

FI (ESPOO) participant 0.00

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biodiversity    materials    seabiotech    microbes    bed    sequenced    studying    biological    market    hydrothermal    sea    improvement    marine    biotechnology    position    create    industrial    time    bacteria    shorten    world    biodiscovery    collected    pipeline    significant    successful    vents    coast    industry    sustainable    chemistry    bioactivity    quality    genomes   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'SeaBioTech is a 48-month project designed and driven by SMEs to create innovative marine biodiscovery pipelines as a means to convert the potential of marine biotechnology into novel industrial products for the pharmaceutical (human and aquaculture), cosmetic, functional food and industrial chemistry sectors. SeaBioTech will reduce barriers to successful industrial exploitation of marine biodiversity for companies more accustomed to ‘terrestrial’ biotechnology. SeaBioTech directly addresses five key challenges to remove bottlenecks in the marine biodiscovery pipeline, leading to (1) improvements in the quality of marine resources available for biotechnological exploitation, (2) improvement in technical aspects of the biodiscovery pipeline to shorten time to market, and (3) developing sustainable modes of supply of raw materials for industry. The two last challenges centre on enabling activities to enhance the marine biodiscovery process: first, clarification of legal aspects to facilitate access to marine resources, their sustainable use, and their secure exploitation; second, to create an improved framework for access to marine biotechnology data and research materials. To achieve its goals, SeaBioTech brings together complementary and world-leading experts, integrating biology, genomics, natural product chemistry, bioactivity testing, industrial bioprocessing, legal aspects, market analysis and knowledge exchange. The expertise assembled within the consortium reflects the industry-defined needs, from the SME partners’ initial definition of market and product opportunities to their ultimate proof-of-concept demonstration activities. SeaBioTech will have significant impact on research and technology, on innovation, on European competitiveness and on economic growth. It will provide a model to accelerate the development of European biotechnology into a world leading position.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Biodiversity in the world's oceans is much greater than that on land, but surprisingly little is known about our planet's underwater biological resources. An EU-funded project is therefore studying the potential of marine microbes for industrial biotechnology.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The aim of the project 'From sea-bed to test-bed: Harvesting the potential of marine microbes for industrial biotechnology' (http://spider.science.strath.ac.uk/seabiotech/index.php (SEABIOTECH)) is to scour the seas for compounds that can be developed into new pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods and industrial chemicals. A standardised sampling process was used to collect microbes from hydrothermal vents off the coast of Iceland and deep-sea basins in the eastern Mediterranean. Other microorganisms were collected from previously unsampled areas of the Scottish coast.

Project partners, which include small and medium-sized enterprises, are identifying and overcoming the main hurdles facing successful exploitation of marine microbes for industrial biotechnology. This involves improving the quality of marine resources available for biological exploitation and an improvement in technical aspects to shorten time to market. SEABIOTECH will also develop ways to sustainably manufacture products on an industrial scale.

Researchers created a centralised databank to store genomic, chemistry and bioactivity information on the collected microbes and from existing collections. They also sequenced 13 genomes from bacteria collected from around hydrothermal vents. Genomes were also sequenced for bacteria isolated from seawater and from a marine sponge species (Petrosia ficiformis).

The study showed that studying the metabolites present in the bacteria that live in sponges can aid in their selection and speed up the discovery of new drugs. The microorganism Vibrio splendidus was found to act strongly against Mycobacterium marinum, a free-living bacteria that causes opportunistic infections in humans.

SEABIOTECH will play a significant role in helping to ensure Europe's position as a world leader in biotechnology. It will also contribute to European legislation guiding the sustainable exploitation of marine genetic resources, in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol.

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