Marine Institute

Marine Biodiscovery Research

We fund the  Beaufort Marine Biodiscovery,  a seven-year research programme, through a Marine Institute award of €7.3 million. This is aimed at the discovery of new drugs and advanced bio-materials from marine animals, plants and microorganisms.

An all-island cluster of researchers from the National University of IrelandGalway, University College Cork, and the Queen’s University Belfast, is engaged in this multidisciplinary project.