The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) is a distributed research infrastructure that aims to provide a strategic delivery mechanism for excellent and large-scale marine science in Europe. With its services, EMBRC will support both fundamental and applied research based on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems. In particular, EMBRC aims to drive forward the development of blue biotechnologies. EMBRC will provide the suitable research environment for users from academia, industry, technology and additional sectors.

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Access to Marine Bioresources

Best Practices for Biological Resource Centres – Long-term Preservation, Reproductive Technology, Genetic Resources & Containment

EMBRIC will accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and promote new applications derived from marine organisms in areas such as drug discovery, biotech, and aquaculture. To enable EMBRIC partners to offer top of the range facilities and services best practices and integrated training programs need to be developed. These workshops will focus on identifying best practices in long-term preservation and reproductive technology, and current guidelines and regulations for containment of genetic resources and modified organisms.