Innovation from the sea: MICRO B3 Kick-off meeting & First Press Release

The Micro B3 project - the name stands for microbial biodiversity, bioinformatics and biotechnology - was started officially with a Kick- off meeting from the 1-3 February 2012. The meeting was hosted by lead partner Professor Frank Oliver Glöckner from Jacobs University Bremen. More than 70 scientists from 14 countries officially launched the project with intense three-day discussion, including the first meetings of the high-level Advisory Board and the first extended executive board.

This new EU project aims to make huge amount of data from marine microorganisms available for research and biotechnological applications. The Micro B3 project is financed by the EU with a total of € 9 million for a period of four years, starting 1 January 2012 .

Click here to view the full press release “Innovation from the Sea