MARBLES is a €7.5 million, 5-year EU-funded 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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Through nine Work Packages, MARBLES is addressing the challenges of finding and identifying the bacteria and their molecules, extracting their active ingredients in a sustainable, effective way, and the commercial and regulatory difficulties of bringing a discovery from the lab to market

Working together, the interdisciplinary team will harness the unexplored potential of marine microorganisms as producers of novel antimicrobial agents and as bioprotectants in aqua- and agriculture.

The results of MARBLES are expected to improve the use of marine microbes as a sustainable resource for drug discovery and bioprotectants for aquaculture and agricultural crop diseases.

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