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Europe’s Top Conference in Marine Biotechnology

BIOPROSP was first organized in 2002 and over the past 14 years, it has become one of the most knowledge-rich conferences not only in the field of marine bioprospecting, but also in the field of biotechnology, attracting top talent from Europe and abroad. 


Science meets industry

BIOPROSP unites scientists with industry, in order to translate basic research into applied research with industrial application.

This is an excellent international meeting place for researchers and industry representatives, as well as funding agencies and organizations.  

Pre-conference workshops

Prior to the conference, our partners organize open workshops. Se information and enrollment at the pre-conference activities tab above. 

Get insights in how to succeed with marine bioprospecting, from biodiscovery to commercialization. Join workshop 1: Marine biotech entrepreneurship: Capturing the value of scientific results

Or: Discuss collaboration possibilities on enzyme hydrolysis and marine proteins, at workshop 2) Marine proteins - latest news on enzymatic hydrolysis

Featured speakers

Olga Genniloud
Scientific Director

Fundación MEDINA

Olavur Gregersen
Managing Director

Ocean Rainforest Sp/F

Hordur Kristinsson
Chief Science and Innovation Officer

Matis (Iceland)

Roger Linington
Associate Professor

Simon Fraser University (Canada)

Margareth Øverland

NMBU, Faculty of Biosciences (Norway)

Tom Ellis
Reader in Synthetic Biology

Imperial College London (UK)

Fayza Daboussi
Research Director

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (France)

Nadine Ziemert

University of Tübingen (Germany)

BIOPROSP_19 is developed in collaboration with:

  • University of Tromsø
  • Norinnova
  • Nord University
  • BioTech North
  • Njorth Bio
  • The Research Counsil of Norway
  • NTNU


  • Troms fylkeskommune
  • Innovasjon Norge
  • NM
  • Nordic Biosite
  • World Courier