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Instrument Européen de Voisinage et de Partenariat – IEVP (2011)

Bio Exploration - Novel methodology for the Identification of Valuable Natural Products Derived from Mediterranean Flora (Bio-Xplore)

Natural Products Flora

Instrument Européen de Voisinage et de Partenariat – IEVP

La Coopération Transfrontalière en Méditerranée

Titre : Bio Exploration - Novel methodology for the Identification of Valuable Natural Products Derived from Mediterranean Flora (Bio-Xplore)

Région / Pays : Méditerranée

Durée : Start date : 2011 | End date : 2013 (24 months)

Présentation
The Mediterranean area with its unique geology and climate is one of the world’s major centers of plant diversity housing approximately 25,000 species, about half of which are endemic to the region. Over centuries, the local population has been using natural materials as medicines for the treatment of a number of diseases. The natural products sector, including herbal medicines, teas, cosmetics and perfumes, has become a fast growing industry worldwide. Considering that less than 1% of plants in the region have been scientifically studied and that 17% of Mediterranean plants are classified as endangered species, the Bio-Xplore project focuses on the identification of commercially valuable natural compounds derived from the flora of the Mediterranean area, with the final aim of protecting the natural resources while creating new sources for local industrial development and job opportunities.

Objectifs
Employ effective screening methodologies for identifying commercially valuable natural compounds which are derived from the diverse and relatively unexplored flora of the Mediterranean area, increasing local job opportunities and cross-border scientific, business and cultural interaction

Groupes cibles
* Scientists including botanists, plant scientists, biotechnology researchers
* Students in the fields of biology, plant sciences, food sciences and biotechnology
* Pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic industries

Bénéficiaires Hadassah College Jerusalem (Israel)

Partenaires
1. Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center (Palestinian Authority)
2. LEITAT Technological Centre (Spain, Cataluña)
3. Hellenic Regional Development Centre (Greece, Dytiki Ellada)

Financement : Total budget : € 1.999.410
Programme contribution (Union Européenne) : € 1.799.469 (90%)
Project co-financing : € 199.941 (10%)

Présentation (IEVP)

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