The marine environment is a place of amazing diversity. The ocean covers more than 70% of the earth's surface, creating a three-dimensional world populated by microscopic plants, algae, invertebrates and fungi through to fish, birds and mammals.
The habitats, from near shore to deep sea and trenches, and from tropical to polar, are largely untapped resources for biotechnology. Despite many decades of research in the marine environments, there are still opportunities for applications across all the different shades of biotechnology. BIOPROSP, held every two years, has a focus on the exploitation of biotechnology in marine environments.
BIOPROSP_19, held in Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic world, will focus on:
BIOPROSP_19 will take place between 25 and 27 February 2019, at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Over the past 14 years has grown beyond marine bioprospecting to cover the breadth of marine biodiscovery and biotechnology, and the application of marine bioactive molecules.