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.


  • Royal Society of Edinburgh honour for PharmaSea's project leader Marcel Jaspars

    Royal Society of Edinburgh honour for PharmaSea's project leader Marcel Jaspars

    11.03.2015 - Professor Marcel Jaspars, PharmaSea's project leader and chair in Chemistry and director of the Marine Biodiscovery Centre at the University of Aberdeen, has joined Scotland’s prestigious educational charity, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Jaspars is recognised for his work on the discovery of new pharmaceuticals and enzymes from marine biodiversity. Fellows are nominated in recognition of outstanding contributions to their field and achievement in public service. Spanning the arts, business, and science and technology sectors, they join the RSE in its work to place the advancement of learning and useful knowledge at the centre of public life in Scotland. More

  • 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

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9th European Marine Natural Products Conference & Workshop for young academics

Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Date: 30th August – 2nd  September 2015

More information can be found here.