Work Package

The overall aim of this project involves sampling and assessing the marine biological biodiversity within Irish marine waters, with the aim of extracting, identifying and developing natural products and various other biomaterials for application in areas such as drug discovery, functional food ingredients and materials with commercial applicability in the fields of bio-medical and nutritional science and biomedical devices.

The project also aims to build capacity in the area of Marine Biotechnology within Ireland, thereby underpinning the subsequent development of a viable National Marine Biodiscovery programme.

The specific project objectives are achieved through research in six different work packages, outlined below;


Work Packages WP1 Project Management WP2 Sampling, Extraction, Identification WP3 Screening and Culturing WP4 Application of Results WP5 Data Management WP6 Education, Outreach, Tech Transfer