Bioprosp conference


7th International Conference on Marine Bioprospecting BIOPROSP_15, 18-20th February 2015 Tromsø, Norway

BIOPROSP_15 will focus on the possibilities and challenges in industrial development of novel marine bioactive compounds and biomass.

There will be 4 sessions at BIOPROSP_15

  1. Marine bio banks as a valuable tool for the bioeconomy
  2. Boosting marine innovation through biotechnology
  3. The untapped resources of the marine world
  4. Bioactive compounds


Dr. William Gerwick from Scripps Institution of Oceanography will be giving the opening talk at BIOPROSP_15. Read more about Dr. William Gerwick here.


Professor Marcel Jaspars from Marine Biodiscovery Centre, University of Aberdeen will deliver a closing talk at BIOPROSP_15. More about Professor Jaspars here.


Geoff Burton, Adjunct Senior Fellow at United Nations University Insitute of Advanced Studies will be a keynote speaker for BIOPROSP_15 Session 1 on Marine biodiversity/Access to and regulations of marine genetic resources. Want to find out more about Geoff Burton? Check his LinkedIn profile.



  • One of Europe's top conferences in marine bioprospecting
  • Themed program of speakers from science and industry
  • International, with more than 30 nationalities represented
  • Multidisciplinary, with participants from biotech and pharmaceutical industry, scientists, medicine, cosmetics, public support system, decision-makers
  • Networking opportunities, with 300 researchers, industry representatives, entrepreneurs
  • Pre-conference workshops, hands-on exprience in more intimate atmosphere
  • PhD course in bioprospecting at UiT - The Arctic University of Tromsø
  • Scholarships offered to 10 PhD students covering conference fee, hotel, final dinner
  • Delegates are invited to present posters within each session, and a number of poster presenters will be selected for short oral presentations of their poster.
  • Poster session, with poster prize competition
  • Rich social activities program, from dog sledging through Northern Lights watching to music & dancing evenings
  • Located in the incredible surroundings of Northern Norway, during the Northern Lights peak visibility season


Have a look at photos from BIOPROSP_13!

Oceans of waste, Suzanne Elvidge, Chemistry&Industry, June 2013