About Us

BlueMicrobe is the knowledge transfer network that has grown out of the Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity (M&FMB) programme funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (see site). The aims of the BlueMicrobe network are:

– To make ‘exploitable science’ arising from the M&FMB programme accessible to a wider user community
– To help build the marine biotechnology business sector in the UK
– To develop business and commercial awareness of NERC scientists
– To disseminate knowledge on microbial biodiversity and its potential applications nationally and internationally

This website is a key component of the knowledge dissemination activity.  We also hope it will help connect public sector and private sector organisations with research, development and commercial exploitation interests in marine biotechnology, environmental microbiology and related areas.