Welcome to the Marine Genomics for Users (MG4U) Project
Title: Marine Genomics for Users
Programme: FP7, Cooperation; Food, Agriculture
and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE)
Instrument: Coordination and Support Action
Duration: January 2011 – June 2013
Coordinator: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS),
Station biologique de Roscoff, FRANCE
Consortium: 7 partners from 6 countries
Marine genomics has enormous potential to improve our lifestyles and prosperity, and to assist with governance and sustainable management of the marine environment. Today, marine genomics knowledge is a vital part of “blue biotechnology”, and is leading to applications in the management of natural and cultured resources, and preserving marine environments.
However, many business leaders and legislators are not yet aware of how marine genomics hold great potential for problem solving and industrial commercial advantage. Valuable knowledge needs to be made accessible and disseminated in user-friendly contexts. In this context, the EU coordination action Marine Genomics for Users (MG4U) will facilitate knowledge transfer, technology transfer, and technology translation between high-throughput marine genomics, industry and society.