Marine Natural Products
- Blue Biotechnology for you!
The course on Marine Natural Products enables the students to gain basic knowledge about the significance of marine environment as a source of organisms and biomolecules of high biotechnological and pharmaceutical potential. In an easy and illustrative manner, subsequent steps of the drug development process, from organism to product, will be presented. Students will learn about alternative methods which ensure the supply of sufficient amount of material for product commercialization. Then, a wide variety of biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications as value added products will be demonstrated. Students will gain knowledge about the size of MNPs global market and the trends in its development. They will also learn about the major drivers and bottlenecks determining the development of marine biotechnology sector.
- Entrepreneurs looking for new opportunities in marine biotechnology
- Students in biology, technology, engineering and marine science
- Those interested in marine biotech
- Portfolio of the Marine Natural Products course instructors00:00
- Course objectives, outcomes and structure01:59
- Organisms collection and cultivation - part 105:24
- Organisms collection and cultivation - part 205:26
- Engineering microbial hosts for production of MNPs07:56
- Chemical synthesis of MNPs07:58
- Downstream processing00:00
- Quiz 115 questions
- From MNP to drug05:31
- Approved marine drugs05:14
- Marine anticancer drugs07:49
- Marine antibacterial drugs08:12
- Marine enzymes and their applications07:24
- Marine-derived cosmetics and cosmeceuticals07:03
- Marine nutraceuticals and functional food08:37
- Quiz 26 questions
The project involves five partners from Lithuania (2), Sweden (1), Poland (1) and Denmark (1). The partnership is composed of the universities and a business college. The partners are supported by associated partners (biotechnology association, association of distance and e-learning as well as tourist information organisations). The project is led by the Klaipeda University from Lithuania.
The overall idea of the project is to enable the exchange of knowledge and transfer of good practice from R&D sector to practitioners in marine biotechnology, marine/coastal tourism sectors as well as to students searching for education in a given field.