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.


  • 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

  • €9m EU-project on deep-sea organisms started

    €9m EU-project on deep-sea organisms started

    13.02.2013 - The collaborative project PharmaSea will bring European researchers to some of the deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet. Scientists from the UK, Belgium, Norway, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark will work together to collect and screen samples of mud and sediment from huge, previously untapped, oceanic trenches. The large-scale, four-year project is backed by more than €9.5 million of EU funding and brings together 24 partners from 14 countries from industry, academia and non-profit organisations. More

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Location: Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn", Naples, Italy

Dates: Sept. 08, 5pm-7pm (poster sessions) and Sept. 09, 9am-3pm (presentations)

Contact: m.jaspars(at)abdn.ac.uk

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