Marin Observation : From seabed to space - 12 > 16 octobre 2020
      • Le 14/09/2018
      • PROGRAMME OF THE SESSION: "B1 - Bioresources: unlocking and accessing the potential of the marine environment (Part I)"

      • Tuesday 9th October a.m. | Petit Theatre
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      • Organised by: Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, EMBRC-France

        Keywords: Bioresources, applications, Research infrastructures, Service, Industry support

        (session in English)


        Marine bioresources are at the heart of economic activities in the maritime regions, providing the food we eat, the air we breathe, and to an increasing, extent new products and a new frontier to explore in terms of biotechnological advances. Brittany and the surrounding regions have a wealth of expertise and projects valorising biological resources from the sea and continue to drive and innovate the biotech sector. This session will give a flavour of what Brittany had to offer of activities related to marine bioresources in public-private partnerships, industrial R&D, and fundamental research, and how to access the marine ecosystems, its biological resources and related expertise through the international network of research infrastructures present in Brittany.




        Nicolas PADE (EMBRC-France) and Justine PITTERA (Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique)


        Part I-1: Mapping innovation based on marine biological resources in Brittany and Pays de Loire

        9.15 - 9.30Patricia THIBAULT (Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique) Industrial and applied research: collaborative projects in Bretagne and Pays de Loire.

        A birds-eye view of local marine bioresource projects on-going in the North-West of France.


        9.30 - 9.45 Gaëtan BURGAUD (Université Bretagne Occidentale) Fungi is the latest group of organisms to stir the interest of biotech companies.

        We take a look at what is going on in the world of academic research in Brittany and Pays de la Loire to provide the private sector with a better understanding of the potential of marine mushrooms.


        9.45 - 10.00Christine DELBARRE-LADRAT (IFREMER Nantes) Marine bacteria are well known to the private sector and have in recent years been the source of many new marine-derived products.

        Here we look at what is going on in the region, with a special focus on one of the leading laboratories on marine bacteria in the region.


        10.00 - 10.15 Régis BARON (IFREMER Nantes) Microalgae have huge diversity and therefore enormous potential for biotechnology, from cosmetics and biomedical application, to novel food systems future fuels.

        Here, IFREMER will give an insight to what is happening on the territory and particularly at their sight in Nantes.


        10.15 - 10.30Philippe POTIN (Station Biologique de Roscoff) Macroalgae is one of the most important biological resources coming from the sea in the French North-West and a major source of projects and investment both from the public and private sectors.

        Philippe will provide insight to cutting edge research currently going on in Brittany and Pays de la Loire, demonstrating how public private partnerships are leading the way, and that industrial research can still be fundamental in nature.


        Coffee break


        Part I-2: Biodiversity observation and trends in biotechnology

        11.00 - 11.30Steinar BERGSETH (Research Council of Norway Division for Innovation) Bioresources in Norway: trends and frontiers.

        This is an opportunity for Norway to show-case what the main areas of interest are in Norway in terms of marine bioresources and stimulate discussion over the Sea Tech Week for areas of collaboration and potential new markets.


        11.30 - 12.00Nadia AMEZIANE (MNHN Concarneau) Biodiversity observation and ecosystemic services.

        Our seas are not just sources of novel products and biotechnological inspiration, they are first and foremost essential components in our existence, regulating our climate and providing vital food sources. We must therefore not forget the enormous value of these “ecosystem services” and how to valorize the seas beyond the obvious short-term monetary benefits.


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