Panel Discussion 2: The ocean - a treasure chest for future applications?
This panel discusses the potential of microorganisms in the ocean to provide new products and services of benefit to human society. What do we expect to find and where (extreme environments, deep sea, symbiosis, or ‘just in the water’)? How do we move from discovery and bridge the gap to the market? Challenges in this area will be discussed such as difficulties in securing the investment required to determine if a compound is a viable candidate for (clinical) development.