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Marine Biotechnology – Marine Products for Health

Sustainability and environment
Health and medicine
Science and Information Technology

This is the third meeting in what is planned to be a series of annual meetings on marine biotechnology in West Sweden, with the goal to provide a connection hub for industry and academia.

Conference
Date
25 Jan 2022
Time
09:00 - 16:00
Location
Online
Registration deadline
21 January 2022

Participants
Raymond Andersen, University of British Colombia
Tor Haug, The Arctic University of Norway
Organizer
Centre for Sea and Society, Maritime Cluster of West Sweden, Kristineberg Center and Innovatum Science Park
Registration is closed.

The programme will be divided into two sessions - Marine Drugs (before lunch) and Marine Medtech (after lunch).

Session 1: Marine Drugs

Raymond Andersen - University of British Colombia, Canada
“Marine natural product drug leads for development of therapies to manage 21st century pandemics”

Tor Haug - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
"Isolation and characterization of antimicrobial peptides/alkaloids from marine invertebrates"

Johan Svenson, Cawthron, New Zeeland
"Towards the first microalgal drug: Using algal toxins for postoperative pain treatment"

Cornelia Spetea Wiklund, University of Gothenburg
"Anti-tumoral fatty acid derivatives from a west coast microalgea"

Session 2: Marine Medtech 

Ingrid Undeland, Chalmers 
"Biorefinery approches for recovery of marine nutrients from seafood side streams”

Miroslava Atanassova, Möreforskning AS, Norway 
”Bioactive peptides from sea cucumbers for functional hydrogel development” 

Session 3: Organisatorial

Niels Krabbe, Dept. of Law, University of Gothenburg
"Marine genetic resources, biotechnology and international law”

Fredrik Grund, Innovatum Science Park, Sweden
"Opportunities for marine biotechnology in western-Sweden"

In addition, there will be a selected set of local speakers as well as an opportunity for companies and researchers to present their activities in short presentations (“speed talks”).