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Marine ecologist awarded professorship from UHI

A marine ecologist who has earned a global reputation through her work at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) UHI in Oban, has been awarded a professorship from the University of the Highlands and Islands. Prof Elizabeth Cottier-Cook is a global authority on the impacts of invasive non-native species on the marine environment and the development of novel biosecurity techniques to minimise their introduction.

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CuanTec crowd funding for future expansion

CuanTec are a small company in Scotland with a circular economy approach. They take shells from the fishery industry, the bits of scampi that you don’t eat and turn it into compostable anti-microbial food packaging that makes your food last longer, avoiding plastic and food waste at the same time.

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Access biotech infrastructure - Transnational EMBRIC

The EMBRIC Transnational Access (TA) program supports research projects in marine biotechnology. It provides researchers from academia and industry with access to Research services for marine biotech at its partner institutes (Access Providers) to enable them to carry out their research projects on marine organisms.

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Marine Biotech is booming in the Highlands and Islands

With one of the longest coastlines in Europe, Scotland has a fantastic natural resource on it doorstep: seaweed. And it’s good stuff. In fact, the seaweed industry is the fastest-growing of all aquaculture sectors, with an annual growth rate of 10% and a value in excess of $5bn.

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