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2016, November 2 - 8:44am
STARBIOS2: Structural Transformation to Attain Responsible BIOScienes

More information on the: www.starbios2.eu

In the frame of the H2020 project STARBIOS 2 Structural Transformation to Attain  Responsible BIOSciences, the University of Gdańsk together with 11 partners from Europe, USA and Brazil will prepare a concept of how to include responsible research and innovation (RRI) in bioscience research.

The idea of the project is to develop and implement in selected research institutions individual action plans allowing structural changes related to responsible research and innovation. Actions target institutions conducting research in biosciences. The action plan of the University of Gdańsk includes a pilot action for the Intercollegiate Faculty of UG & MUG. Experience from the implementation will be analyzed in order to prepare a model for structural change facilitating RRI, that would be also possible to apply in other institutions.

STARBIOS 2 will be led at UG by Prof. Krzysztof Bielawski (IFB UG & MUG) and the inter-faculty project team includes Prof. Igor Konieczny (Dean of IFB UG&MUG) and Prof. Jerzy Gwizdała (UG Rector, Faculty of Management Studies).

In STARBIOS 2 the University of Gdańsk will work in cooperation with:

  • Universita degli Studi di Roma Torvergata (Italy) - coordinator
  • Laboratori di Scienza della Cittadinanza – LCS (Italy)
  • The University of Oxford, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (UK)
  • Univerza na Primorskem Universita del Litorale (Slovenia)
  • Agrobioinstitute (Bułgaria)
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Italy)
  • Aarhus Universitet (Denmark)
  • Universitaet Bremen (Germany)
  • Sparks & Co (France)
  • University System of Maryland (USA)
  • Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz (Brazil)

Project Leader at UG: prof. Krzysztof Bielawski
Duration: 01.05.2016-30.04.2020
Budget for UG: 312 370 EUR
Project website: www.starbios2.eu

Izabela Raszczyk izabela.raszczyk@biotech.ug.edu.pl


More information on the ALLIANCE website

University of Gdańsk is partner of the ALLIANCE project, funded from the INTERREG BSR Programme. The project will integrate partners from the Baltic Sea Region who work and are interested in blue biotechnology. At the University of Gdańsk the project will be implemented by the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG & MUG, BRC Gdańsk and the Technology Transfer Office and during its further phases also experts from other faculties will be invited to cooperate.

Cooperation between research institutes, laboratories, parks and companies will provide all interested parties with a wide access to expertise, infrastructure and services necessary for the development of innovative products based on marine resources. Partner organisations from Baltic Sea Region will map and attract potential users from the private sector to develop further in the area of blue biotechnology. The objective of ALLIANCE is initiating a long-term cooperation and a systematic exchange of on scientific, market-oriented and industrial level. Together with end-users – potential and existing companies – the project will support the implementation of best international biotech solutions based on infrastructure and expertise from different countries of the Baltic Sea Region.

Project partners are:


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (coordinator)
SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG
BioCon Valley GmbH
CRM Coastal Research & Management
Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (EMAUG)


Uniwersytet Gdanski
Pomorska Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna sp. z o.o.
Svanvid Sp. z o.o.
Biovento Sp. z o.o.


Public institution Coastal Research and Planning Institute (CORPI)
Klaipeda Science and Technology Park (KSTP)
JSC "Geoterma" UAB


Latvian Biotechnology Association (LBA)
JSC "Baltic Probiotics"
Environmental Development Association (EDA)


AgroTech A/S AgroTech A/S
Kalundborg Utility A/S


Royal Institute of Technology KTH
Göteborgs Universitet


Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)


Tartu Biotechnology Park


CIIMAR Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research


Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)


Project duration: 01.03.2016-28.02.2019111

UG budget: 193 000 EUR

Project Leader at UG:
prof.Katarzyna Palińska 
Contact at IFB:
prof. Krzysztof Bielawski 

More information on the ALLIANCE website



Center of Molecular Biotechnology for Healthy Life - Biotech solutions bringing health to living organisms and environment supported by mass spec-focused research platform MOBI4Health

More information on the: www.mobi4health.ug.edu.pl/

The project “CENTRE OF MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTHY LIFE Biotech solutions bringing health to living organisms and environment supported by mass spec-focused research platform” (MOBI4Health), coordinated by the University of Gdansk has been launched on June 1, 2013.

MOBI4Health project will increase the potential of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology University of Gdansk & Medical University of Gdansk (IFB UG&MUG) in terms of widening and modernization of its research techniques and to expand the innovative dimension of its scientific achievements through establishing the Centre of Molecular Biotechnology for Healthy Life: MOBI4Health Centre. Almost EUR 1.5 million will be dedicated to the purchase of equipment enabling future cutting-edge multidisciplinary research focusing on making the life healthier. This and the other aims realized within the action plan will strengthen IFB’s human potential and will allow to join to leading European scientific institutions establishing standards in biotechnology. 

FUNDING SCHEME: Coordination and support actions (Supporting)
PROJECT DURATION: 36 (+6) months
BUDGET: EUR 5 214 534

prof. Krzysztof Bielawski