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

  • 19 October, 2020 – - Euskal Errati Telebista (EiTB), the Basque Radio Television addressed the issue of Biodiversity, in its Teknopolis program, one of its senior programs. Our colleague Ibon Cancio, from the Plentzia Maritime Station (PIE) of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) was interviewed while he presented some of the coastal areas where he usually… ...

  • 16 October, 2020 – - Ibon Cancio was invited to participate as scientific advisor in the steering committee of the German project “WiLDSI: Science-based approaches for Digital Sequence Information” (Directed by: Leibniz Institutes DSMZ, IPK Gatersleben). In the framework of this project the White Paper “Finding compromise on ABS & DSI in the CBD: Requirements & policy ideas. From a… ...

  • 16 October, 2020 – - A virtual Quality Management Systems (QMS) training workshop for culture collections and biobanks from EBB partnership took place last week in the framework of WP4 (“Development of common methodologies for the management of Marine Biobanks”). The training had 6 participants from three EBB partners (CIIMAR, NUIG and UPV/EHU) involved in managing collections in their respective… ...

EBB, the European Blue Biobank.