9th European Marine Natural Products Conference and pre-conference workshop, 2015, Glasgow

The 9th European Marine Natural Products Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, 30th August – 2nd September 2015 has been organized as the main common dissemination and communication of the three EU consortia, BlueGenics, SeaBioTech and PharmaSea. The BlueGenics partners, W.E.G. Müller (UMC-Mainz) and H.C. Schröder (NANOTEC) were members of the Scientific Committee of this Conference.

This Conferences was associated with a Pre Conference Workshop, organized by the three consortia. The BlueGenics partners involved in this Pre Conference Workshop were Marie-Lise Bourguet-Kondracki (MNHM) and H.C. Schröder (NANOTEC). They gave two special teaching units / sessions in this Workshop. 

The programme is shown in the following. 

ECMNP 2015: Free-of-charge workshop 


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Summer school II, 2015, Croatia

The 2nd BlueGenics Summer school was held in the Center for Marine Research of the Institute Rudjer Boskovic in Rovinj, Croatia, from September 17th – 22nd, 2015. This Summer school was jointly organized by the EU FP7 projects BlueGenics and CoreShell.

The partners from both projects, other young scientists had the possibility to participate in this event. In addition, a public lecture has been held in the frame of the Summer school.

The Programme is given in the following.

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Biomarine Convention 2015, Wilmington, NC, USA

B. Sommer-Ferreira (BIOTREND) gave a session about “Commercial trends of marine biotechnology”, during the Biomarine Convention, October 2015 in Wilmington, NC, USA, where he presented commercially relevant results from the BlueGenics Project.

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Panel discussion with B. Sommer Ferreira (BIOTREND) in the frame of the 6th BioMarine International Business Convention, 12-14 October 2015, in Wilmington, NC, USA.

BlueGenics Dissemination Events in Guangzhou, China, 2016

The BlueGenics coordinator, W.E.G. Müller, performed a Dissemination event in Guangzhou, China, where they presented the products, developed by these partners as well as the SME partner NanotecMARIN GmbH to an audience consisting of industrial researchers, researchers from academia and potential customers (within the period 17.04.-23.04.2016). The topics included among others: Bioactive molecules for treatment of osteoporosis and therapy of bone fractures in osteoporosis patients (polyphosphates, amorphous microparticles prepared from polyphosphates and various divalent cations), as well as electrospun mats containing bioactive molecules (calcium polyphosphates and retinoids) for preparation of wound dressings. About 40 researchers from academia, hospitals and industry, as well as young researchers participated in this event.  


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2016 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

The results of BlueGenics project have been disseminated by W.E.G. Müller and XH Wang (UMC-Mainz) in the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from March 28-April 1, 2016.



Presentation of the results of the project by the BlueGenics coordinator, W.E.G. Müller (Top left and Bottom), and project partner X.H. Wang (Top right) during the MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit 2016, March 28-April 1, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona.


WMF Forum 2016

W.E.G. Müller and X.H. Wang participated and were speakers in the WMF Forum 2016 (“From Global Challenges to Grand Manufacturing Opportunities: Leading towards Growth and Sustainability”), Barcelona, Spain, 3-4 May 2016