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In search of bioactive compounds in organisms from the Belgian North Sea

Added on: 2020-06-02
The marine environment offers a wide variety of organisms. All of them can contain potentially interesting bioactive compounds. Under the motto “who does not seek, does not find”, the PROBIO project aims to intensively screen a selection of marine organisms from Belgian waters for potentially interesting bioactive molecules. The research consortium aims to provide an essential knowledge base for commercial applications in various sectors. ...

Extra research initiatives by VLIZ on COVID-19

Added on: 2020-05-25
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is also experiencing the consequences of the Corona pandemic. But COVID-19 also created opportunities. In recent weeks, VLIZ has adjusted its activities to focus on social services and new research in the context of the current crisis. This resulted in a varied package of initiatives: ...

Annual report bundles VLIZ achievements in 2019

Added on: 2020-05-08
The 2019 annual report presents the highlights for VLIZ in 2019 and focuses on the services VLIZ offers to the marine scientific community, policymakers, the industry, educators and the general public. Performance indicators (KPIs), numbers and lists all together give a transparent overview of the organization and functioning of the institute. ...

Corona COVID-19

Added on: 2020-04-03
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the guidelines of the National Crisis Center, VLIZ has taken various measures to protect the health and safety of our employees and their contacts, and to limit the impact on the continuity of our activities and our cooperation with partners. VLIZ offices, including the library and the Marine Station Oostende, are currently closed for visitors. But we continue to work - as much as possible from home - and we remain available. ...

Strategic themes for research and innovation agenda for the Baltic and North Sea regions (BANOS) determined

Added on: 2020-04-03
With the preparation of a joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), the 13 countries located around the Baltic Sea and the North Sea (BANOS) are providing the basis for the future Research and Innovation Program that needs to generate new knowledge and innovation in support of the decision-making in the region. The three major strategic objectives of this new program have been established now: (1) healthy seas and coasts, (2) sustainable blue economy and (3) human well-being. The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is involved in the preparation of the BANOS SRIA and is – in close consultation with the Flemish government (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation) – representing the interests of the Flemish marine and maritime research community in this. ...

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