PharmaSea brings together a broad international, interdisciplinary consortium of 24 partners from 13 countries from industry, academia and non-profit organisations with world-leading researchers in the areas of marine genomics, biosynthesis and chemical structure analysis as well as legal experts. The PharmaSea project focuses on biodiscovery research and the development and commercialisation of new substances from marine organisms. Its primary goal is to collect samples from some of the hottest, deepest and coldest places on the planet. These samples will be screened to uncover marine microbes and new bioactive compounds to evaluate their potential as novel drug leads, antibiotics or ingredients for nutrition or cosmetic applications. PharmaSea is funded by the European Union under its FP7 programme.


  • PharmaSea wins Communication Award

    PharmaSea wins Communication Award

    07.12.2014 - PharmaSea has won the CommNet Impact Award 2014 in the category "Engaging citizens" and was praised for the high volume of media attention it had generated. With this award CommNet is rewarding projects working across the bioeconomy, that have demonstrated excellence in communicating to European citizens, policy-makers, industry or young people. The winning projects in the other categories were: Food4Me, BioConSepT and I.Family. The awards ceremony took place at the CommNet’s 3rd Bioeconomy Forum & Final Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium on December 3. More

  • 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

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9th European Marine Natural Products Conference

Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Date: 30th August – 2nd  September 2015

More information: ecmnp2015.com