Project collaborations

Micro B3

Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Organization: Jacob University, Germany

Duration: 2012 – 2015  

ICES contact: Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and Information

Project objectives:

​​Micro B3 develops innovative bioinformatic approaches and a legal framework to make large-scale data on marine viral, bacteria; archaeal and protists genomes and metagenomes accessible for marine ecosystems biology and to define new targets for biotechnological applications. Micro B3 builds upon a highly interdisciplinary consortium of 32 academic and industrial partners comprising world-leading experts in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, ecology, oceanography, bioprospecting and biotechnology, as well as legal aspects.​


​ICES​ role:
  • ​To establish interoperability between the Micro B3 bioinformatics analysis system and major Oceanographic Environmental data management systems

  • ​To provide Oceanographic Environmental data to the project

  • ​To support management and curation of environmental and ocean data

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