A joint call in the thematic areas Aquaculture, Fishery and Seafood Processing by COFASP (Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing ERA-net) and ERA-MBT brings the ERA-MBT and COFASP themes closer and will contribute to a better alignment. This makes the networks better positioned to join forces in future activities within H2020 such as e. g. Cofund ERA-NETs and other EU-initiatives. The potential benefit of a joint call is to facilitate new biotechnological approaches and toolbox development, which have the potential to solve challenges and enable innovation within the thematic areas covered by COFASP. Applications are required to demonstrate a significant biotechnology component in the planned research, using elements of the marine biotechnology “toolbox” or research which contributes to the development of new generic tools and/or methods relevant to marine biotechnology within the topics described below.
Find more information on the COFASP website.
Topic 1: Fisheries stock assessment and dynamic modelling using ‘omic’ methodologies and tools
Topic 2: Genome based approach to genetic improvement of aquaculture species
Topic 3: Explore opportunities for the use of biotechnological tools, including targeted enzymes to develop more efficient seafood processing methods and high value products
Submissions of proposals will be in a two-step proceure:
Projects are expected to start in the beginning of 2017.
Call announcement: download here
Guidelines for Applicants: download here
Proposal sescription (Part B): download here
Submission of proposals are made on the COFASP website.
AntiFoul - Applying novel biotechnological tools to utilize compounds isolated from the red algae S. coronopifolius as eco-friendly Antifouling Agents
AquaCrispr - Optimization of the CRISPR/CAS9 knock-in technology and application in salmon and trout
CHITOWOUND - Biological tools implementation for new wound healing applications of byproducts from the crustacean seafood processing industry
RobustBass - Advanced selective breading for robustness, disease and stress resistance in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrix) through the use of next generation sequencing techniques for genetic improvement
STURGEoNOMICS - Genome-based approaches for improvement of aquaculture in two marine sturgeon species: Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) and Beluga (Huso huso)
Find more information on the third call page on the COFASP website.