Developing new, sustainable methods to protect fish, algae and sponges from diseases by harnessing the power of disease-suppressive marine microbes and the bioactive substances they produce, is the focus of a new project which brings together researchers and commercial partners from 10 European countries.
Bioactive substances have actions in the body that may promote good health. Researchers expect to find applications in the pharmaceutical, agriculture and aquaculture industries.
The University of Aberdeen is a partner in the EU Horizon 2020-funded MARBLES programme.
MARBLES is a £6.37 million (€7.5 million), 5-year project that will develop new methods for the sustainable collection and use of biological resources from marine environments and assess their commercial potential.
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