BIOPROSP_19, February 25 – 27 at the University of Tromso, Norway

Dr. Olga Genilloud, scientific director of MEDINA, Dr Fernando Reyes, head of chemistry, and Maria Kokkini, researcher from the department of chemistry adscribed to the Marpipe project attended BIOPROSP_19 from the 25th to the 27th of February at the University of Tromso, Norway. BIOPROSP, a scientific conference focused on marine biodiscovery, biotechnology and the application of marine bioactive molecules, aims to translate basic research into applied research with industrial application. As part of the session on Marine Bioactive Molecules with applications in medicine, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries, Dr.  Olga Genilloud gave a talk entitled “Marine Microbiome as a Source of Bioactive Compounds” where she explained the way MEDINA applies metabolomic approaches and genome mining tools to support their culture-based strategy to unlock new biosynthetic pathways and trigger the production of chemical novelty.

During the poster sessions, Dr. Fernando Reyes and Maria Kokkini presented the following work:

Actinomycetes from the Cantabrian Sea as source of new bioactive natural products. Fernando Reyes, Aida Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, Ignacio Pérez-Victoria, Jesús Martín, Luis A. García, Gloria Blanco.

Minor phocoeanamicin analogues from cultures of the marine actinomycete Micromonospora sp. Kokkini M, Perez-Bonilla M, Oves-Costales D, de la Cruz M, Martin J, Vicente F, Genilloud O and Reyes F.