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Register now for the Micro B3 Final Conference in Brussels

Published 5 October 2015

The objective of the Micro B3 Final Conference (2-4 November 2015 in Brussels) is to bring together policy and biodiversity stakeholders from Europe and overseas to present the project results, discuss on the project perspectives and provide key recommendations and inputs from Micro B3 researchers to the European Commission, and it is dedicated to put to wider use bioinformatics and genomic technologies for ocean observation and monitoring.

Micro B3 (Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology is a large integrative European Project, led by Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner, Professor of Bioinformatics at Jacobs University gGmbH in Bremen, which is processing large amounts of data from world-wide marine research campaigns with modern bioinformatic methods. This instigated a new understanding of the diversity of marine plankton. In cooperation with biotechnologists, novel opportunities are explored how to utilize these small organism while safeguarding marine resources. Furthermore, Micro B3 developed international standards, to enable the trans-disciplinary use of a range of different existing databases. These standards were mainly tested during the "Ocean Sampling Days” (OSD), a Micro B3-initiated activity joining scientists and interested citizens worldwide.

The full programme is available at
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Embedded into the programme is the third Micro B3 Industry Expert Workshop “Collaboration across Academia, SMEs, and Industry - Transforming Inventions into Innovations”, organized by Ribocon GmbH Bremen, which will take place at the Auditorium of the Academy on 3rd November. This workshop addresses the relevance of collaboration between the public and the private sector and their corresponding strategies in order to create synergies and promote technology transfer with a specific focus on innovative approaches in bioinformatics and (marine) biotechnology. More information about the workshop can be found at

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Registration is also possible for a single day or part of the Conference.