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”).