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.