PharmaSea brings together a broad international, interdisciplinary team of academics, industry researchers and specialists focused on marine biodiscovery. The project's global objective is the identification of new marine microbial strains from extreme environments to evaluate their potential as new drug leads, antibiotics or ingredients for nutrition or cosmetic applications.


  • PharmaSea at the UN Headquarters

    PharmaSea at the UN Headquarters

    03.08.2014 - PharmaSea recently participated in a side event at a meeting of the "United Nations Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group" to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction. The meeting took place in New York at the UN Headquarters from the 16th to 20th June 2014. The side event – organised by PharmaSea WP6 partners; IUCN-ELC, eCOAST and University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with MarBank and MicroB3 partner EMBL-EBI – was entitled, Research and Development on Marine Genetic Resources – Current Practices within the Marine Scientific Community. More

  • WHO: Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide threat to public health

    WHO: Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide threat to public health

    02.05.2014 - A new WHO report provides the most comprehensive picture of antibiotic resistance to date, with data from 114 countries. The report is the first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally and reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future. It is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security. More

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Workshop: Building Blue Biotech Capacity in Europe

Location: Congress Centre, Reims, France

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 9.30 am-5pm

This full day pre-conference workshop of EFIB 2014 focuses on market potential, business opportunities and new product innovations in marine biotechnology. (More information)