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Treasures from the sea

Authors
  • Wijffels, R.H.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Source
Wageningen University and Researchcenter Publications
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English
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Abstract

On June 15, 2006, Prof. René Wijffels accepted his appointment as Professor of Bio-Process Engineering at Wageningen University with his inaugural address. In his speech, Wijffels explained that the possibilities of getting bio-active products from sea organisms are spectacular; especially natural sea sponges are a ‘gold mine’. These invertebrate animals offer possibilities to develop medication to fight some of the most important diseases in the world. Right now, three quarters of all patented bio-active material for cancer medication comes from sponges.

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