European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank.

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European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank.

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European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank.

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EMBRC is a global reference Research Infrastructure responding to the societal Grand Challenges through advanced marine biology and ecology research.

 
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EMBRC is a global reference Research Infrastructure responding to the societal Grand Challenges through advanced marine biology and ecology research.

 
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EMBRC-ERIC is a global reference Research Infrastructure responding to the societal Grand Challenges through advanced marine biology and ecology research.

 
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Biobank: Universidade de Vigo (UVigo) Spain.

UVigo is a leading Institution in Marine Research in Spain.

 
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Biobank: Universidade de Vigo (UVigo) Spain.

UVigo is a leading Institution in Marine Research in Spain.

 
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Biobank: Universidade de Vigo (UVigo) Spain.

UVigo is a leading Institution in Marine Research in Spain.

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Facilitating Access to Marine Biological Resources

The most important biobanks of marine organisms in Europe are located in the Atlantic Area and are part of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC), a distributed global reference Research Infrastructure for fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research, which is included in the European Strategic Roadmap for Research Infrastructures since 2008.

Biobanks provide Marine Biological Resources to academic and industrial researchers, becoming the backbone for the search of unique marine genes, bio-actives and biomaterials with potential for commercial development and job creation.

The EBB project aims to contribute to ensure the practical long-term transnational coordination of the marine biobanks through the establishment of the European Blue Biobank; a world class centrally curated marine biobank operated by EMBRC-ERIC. This initiative, the first of its kind worldwide, will increase the diversity and quality of Marine Biological Resources made available to user communities, facilitating their biotechnological valorization.

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THE PROJECT

Biobanks contribute to conservation of marine diversity by complementing traditional in-situ conservation techniques with ex-situ methods that are safe and reproducible for short, medium, and long-term storage of biological specimens.

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THE PROJECT

Biobanks contribute to conservation of marine diversity by complementing traditional in-situ conservation techniques with ex-situ methods that are safe and reproducible for short, medium, and long-term storage of biological specimens.

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CONSORTIUM

The EBB consortium is composed by 12 partners and 8 associated partners.

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CONSORTIUM

The EBB consortium is composed by 12 partners and 8 associated partners.

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OUR NEWS & EVENTS

  • 10 May, 2021 – - Next May 28, 2021, it will be organized a seminar on the utilization of genetic resources within the framework of the Nagoya Protocol and the regulations for its implementation. This event is co-organized by the Spanish Bank of Algae of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, an entity managed by the Fundación Canaria… ...

  • 4 May, 2021 – - On April 2021, from 7th to 9th, the UAlg team organized a workshop entitled “Workshop on reproductive biotechnology and cryobanking in aquatic species”. It was hold in Faro, Portugal, where several ponents from diverse institutions gave very interesting lectures about reproductive and cryopreservation techniques via zoom platform. Dr. Elsa Cabrita and her team were in… ...

  • 16 April, 2021 – - The (bio)diversity of culture collections and biobanks regarding different types of organisms is of great value, specially in the pursuit of new biological products for the development of the blue bioeconomy, which makes these biobanks (most of them part of EMBRC), a very sought-after asset in applied research. However, the organizational complexity of these culture… ...

EBB, the European Blue Biobank.