From the ocean to the laboratory: Marine genetic resources and their application in the developmentof new bioactive molecules

UVigo has attended the seminar with the title: “From the ocean to the laboratory: Marine genetic resources and their application in the development of new bioactive molecules.”, organized by CETMAR (Centro Tecnológico del Mar) under the project BlueHuman.

It is well known that oceans are home to an enormous biological diversity and represent a reservoir, barely explored, of a multitude of bioactive molecules with potential applicability in different fields such as human health. The path from collecting marine organisms, detecting molecules with biological activity, all the way until these reach the market as a pharmacological product, is extremely complex. The purpose of this seminar was precisely to know in depth aspects related to this complicated process, including the legal aspects surrounding the use of genetic resources for commercial purposes.

Antonio Villanueva (EBB coordinator), Belén Sánchez and Laura Movilla (lectures in Public International Law at the University of Vigo) have participated in the event.

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