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Knowledge Transfer Network for Prevention of Mental Diseases and Cancer in the Atlantic Area

Period: March 2011 till April 2013
Status: Completed

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  • European Commission (EC), sponsor
  • University of Porto; Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (Porto) (CIIMAR), more, partner
  • University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), more, partner
  • Queen's University Belfast, more, partner
  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), more, partner
  • Cork Institute of Technology, more, partner
  • National Association of Fish and Seafood Cannery Manifacturers (ANFACO), more, partner
  • University of Algarve (UALG), partner
  • Dublin City University, partner
  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), partner
  • University of Aberdeen, partner

This Project is focused on the effects of climate change on the Atlantic Area which are responsible for the settlement of favourable ecological conditions for marine compounds reproduction. As a result, marine organisms have developed unique metabolic and physiological capabilities to be able to survive in such new habitats.
However, these sometimes negative effects caused by climate change can be taken in a positive way, because they are an important source of new chemicals that can be studied and developed by research centres of Atlantic Area aiming to transfer and to be used by enterprises belonging to involved sectors or to be benefited from such research in the future (chemistry, pharmacology, environmental, maritime, fishing, etc ...). Some of the partners of this project are among these research centres, which have already grown, purified and developed models to test the activity, toxicology and validation of the activity of marine origin toxins that are present in the Atlantic Area.

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