Research Line 4
The biotechnological potential of marine organisms is related to the fact that life in the ocean is ancient and with a high diversity, most of it yet unknown. Also, adaptations to the marine environmental conditions are diverse and unique, leading to a high chemical diversity and a wide range of biomaterials and bioactive compounds.
RL4 aims at unraveling the potential of the Northwest Portuguese coast as a natural source of organisms capable of providing multiple benefits to the society. For that, we will take advantage of the marine biodiversity and chemodiversity to develop innovative techniques and products that have societal and economic impacts at national and international scales.
Marine biobanks as tools for marine biotechnology
- Georeferenced biobanks and culture collections
- Biotechnological applications
- Coordination, Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation of results