Ocean Medicines



Project 690944
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015


Research Area | Marine Biotechnology
Project Coordinator | Donatella De Pascale
Project Lifetime | Dezembro de 2015 - Dezembro de 2019
Sea4Us Entered | March, 2016

Funding Institution | European Commission under horizon 2020
Partners | SZN, IBP-CNR, Sea4Us, eCoast, Epi-C, UiT, UNIABDN, MEDINA, UWC
Sea4Us's Role | Partner
Sea4Us's Personnel Involved | Pedro Lima – Principal Investigator; Sílvia Lino – Experienced Researcher, Project Manager


Ocean Medicines is a network of academic, research centres and SMEs across Europe, with proven experience in higher education, training and endowed with state-of-the art scientific and technical expertise and infrastructures.

The aim is to establish a network of collaboration and knowledge-exchange between industrial and academic partners to further develop lead compounds from marine microorganisms having anticancer or anti-infective effects that have already been identified by the consortium. To achieve this goal a mobility programme will be set up to prepare a new generation of marine biodiscovery scientists that will be trained on how to isolate compounds from bioactive bacteria/microalgae and take these through to semi-industrial scale-up for further development and toxicity testing at the pre-clinical level. The Ocean Medicines programme also considers commercialization, innovation and entrepreneurship activities including how to start a new business and how to favour an industrial career to seconded researchers. The establishment of this international research network, with its synergistic effects, will significantly contribute to advance all of the involved Institutes/SMEs to the top level in the field of marine drug discovery.



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