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Conference in Brussels: Tracking and Tracing the Smallest Marine Life Forms


Invitation to the Micro B3 Final Conference from 2 to 4 November 2015

Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts,
Hertogsstraat/Rue Ducale 1, B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

Free admission!

Micro B3 is a large integrative European Project, which is processing large amounts of data from worldwide marine research campaigns with modern bioinformatic methods.

This instigated a new understanding of the diversity of marine plankton. In cooperation with biotechnologists novel opportunities are explored, how to utilize these small organisms while safeguarding marine resources.

Furthermore, Micro B3 developed international standards to enable the trans-disciplinary use of a range of different existing databases. These standards were mainly tested during the ‘Ocean Sampling Days’ (OSD), a Micro B3-initiated activity joining scientists and interested citizens worldwide.

The Micro B3 project includes 32 Partner from 14 European countries and the international organisations EMBL-EBI, ICES, IUCN and CIESM.

More Information and Contacts:

Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner (Professor for Bioinformatics at Jacobs University gGmbH Bremen, coordinator of the conference and the Micro B3 project)
Telephone: +49-421-200 3167

Dr. Johanna B. Wesnigk (contact for media)
Telephone: +49-421-50 79 20
Mobile +49-170-755 7826

Weitere Informationen:
Programme of the Micro B3 Conference

Dr. Manfred Schloesser | Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie

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