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.


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MG4U Announcements

MG4U Workshop Report:

Unlocking the Potential of Genomics for Marine Monitoring and Biodiversity Mapping: from Concept to Realisation.

The report on the MG4U Workshop held in Dublin on 28 June is now available, click here to download.


Policy Brief:

The use of genomics for marine monitoring: an introduction to the latest tools and techniques.

This policy brief was published for use as an information and discussion document specifically for policy makers.

The MG4U policy brief is now available, click here to download.