STSM applications are evaluated by STSM committee, which is composed of 5 members:

– Marija Kataržytė (Lithuania) (coordinator)
– SusanaP. Gaudêncio (Portugal)
– Olivier Thomas (Ireland)
– Christine Edwards (United Kingdom)
– Johan Robbens (Belgium)

Until now 30 STSM applications were received
Approved applications
Detailed information concerning approved STSMs is provided in the table below.
First Grant Period (01.11.2019 – 30.04.2020)
Grantee Title Location Duration Report

Joana Sousa,


Biotechnological Potential of Marine-derived Actinomycetes from Estremadura Spur Geomar Research Unit Marine Natural Product Chemistry / Geomar Centre For Marine Biotechnology, Kiel, Germany 01.02.2020 – 17.03.2020 STSM report

Donata Overlinge


Potential biotechnological exploitation of secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria Division Of Marine Biotechnology, University Of Gdansk, Gdynia, Poland 17.02.2020 – 06.03.2020 STSM report
First Grant Period (01.05.2020 – 31.10.2021)
Grantee Title Location


Ana Rotter,


From in-depth uncovery of Mediterranean biodiversity and species relation to sustainability planning of Ocean4Biotech Cyprus University Of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus 10.07.2020 – 31.07.2020 STSM report

Federica Montesanto,


ASCidiacea bioprospection: Collection, identification and cHEMical PROfiling of non-investigated species of the Mediterranean Sea (ASChem-PRO) National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens -Section Of Pharmacognosy And Chemistry Of Natural Products, Department O, Athens, Greece 03.08.2020 – 31.10.2020 STSM report

Nathália Nocchi,


Biotechnological study of the chemical diversity of dinoflagellates Faculty Of Sciences And Technology Nova University Of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 01.09.2020 – 31.10.2020 STSM report

Sara García Davis,


Phylogenetic diversity of culturable marine actinomycetes as source of bioactive compounds Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal 01.09.2020 – 31.10.2020 STSM report

 Jan Ulčar,


Biotechnological studies of jellyfish and actinomycetes collected off Tagus River Ucibio, Fct Nova, Caparica, Portugal 12.07.2021 -31.07.2021 STSM report

Ana Rotter,


Advancement in scientific, networking and sustainability opportunites in Ocean4Biotech Cyprus University Of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus 25.07.2021 – 01.08.2021 STSM report

Baruch Rinkevich,


Metabolomics to exploite medium condition impacts on metabolite expressions in thraustochytrids Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Munich, Germany 13.08.2021 – 21.08.2021 STSM report

Inês Grilo,


Ecotoxicity evaluation of new antibiofouling meroterpenoids Department Of Chemical Engineering | Cyprus University Of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus 19.08.2021 – 19.09.2021 STSM report

Jokūbas Krutkevičius,


Screening Marine Fungi and Yeast for Polyurethane Degrading Activity Università Degli Studi Di Torino, Torino, Italy 30.08.2021 – 10.09.2021 STSM report

Orhan Tufan Eroldogan,


Incorporation of nanomaterials into marine-based feed ingredient Biology Centre Czech Academy Of Sciences, Ceske, Czech Republic 02.10.2021 – 09.10.2021 STSM report

Jan Ulčar,


Preliminary experiments on magnetizing Rhizostoma pulmo mucus Biology Centre Czech Academy Of Sciences, Ceske , Czech Republic 03.10.2021- 10.10.2021 STSM report

Andreas Christou,


Deciphering Posidonia oceanica bacterial community to advance biodiscovery in the Levantine basin Hellenic Centre For Marine Research, Heraklion , Greece 04.10.2021 – 08.10.2021 STSM report

Ernesta Grigalionyte-Bembič,


Collection of best practice examples and data analysis needed for preparation of policy brief  Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania 04.10.2021 – 15.10.2021 STSM report

Romy Gielings,


Next-generation sequencing of meiofauna from Cyprus‘ sandy beaches and build-up of a reference database for future bioprospecting Cyprus University Of Technology, Limassol , Cyprus 05.10.2021 – 15.10.2021 STSM report

Gabor Varbiro,


Environmental filtering and limitings similarity theories in Ocean environmental studies Department Of Chemical Engineering | Cyprus University Of Technology, Limassol , Cyprus 10.10.2021 – 15.10.2021 STSM report
Third Grant Period (01.11.2021 – 31.10.2022)
Grantee Title Location



Azza Silotry Naik,


To investigate the chemical stability of microalgal proteins to be used as functional ingredients University of Copenhagen, Denmark 31.07.2022 – 16.08.2022 STSM report

Despoina Varamogianni-Mamatsi,


Comparative chemical profiling of extracts from cultivated and wild sponges NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal 29.08.2022 – 15.09.2022 STSM report
Eleni Christoforou, Cyprus

Biodiscovery of coastal meiofaunal species of Cyprus


Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands 21.08.2022-11.09.2022 STSM report

Frans Kokojka,


Investigating the interaction of marine biotoxins and potential therapeutics with phagocytes


Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología, IPNA, CSIC, Spain 24.09.2022 – 15.09.2022 STSM report

Justinas Babinskas,


Improvement and Testing of High-throughput Screening Protocol for Laccase Activity


Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 22.08.2022 – 09.09.2022 STSM report