BluePharmTrain has the following key objectives:
· Establish routines for the isolation of sponge-specific microorganisms by integrating novel high-throughput cultivation strategies and state-of-the-art genomics and transcriptomics.
· Establish sponge cell cultures of target species by translating ecology into technology.
· Develop heterologous expression tools for sponge-derived bioactives.
· In addition, we aim to provide a fundamental understanding of the sponge holobiont.