COST Action Ocean4Biotech (https://www.ocean4biotech.eu/) introduces its brand new funky character – BOB, the marine bacterium! Marine bacteria can be found in every corner of the ocean, either free-floating or attached to surfaces (such as of objects or animals) and in sediments. Some have adapted their metabolism to survive and thrive in extreme conditions (extreme temperatures, pressure, pH, salinity and combinations of these). These adaptations can provide us with unique properties, such as anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antifouling and others. The properties are used in various industries.
However, BOB and similar bacteria are often not easy to catch or grow in laboratory conditions. Hence, biotechnology demands collaboration between many experts, from biotechnologists, microbiologists, chemists, business, legal experts and more!