Marine Bioproducts has three research programs which are linked.
At its simplest, our research team is dedicated to growing marine resources (Program 1), developing new processes that utilise those resources (Program 2) and finally creating new marine bioproducts that are market-ready (Program 3).
We have a fourth program called CET (‘Connect Educate Train’), which works across all three programs. The CET program is designed to incubate new talent, put graduates into research programs and increase the pool of skills in this fledgling sector – skills that Australia will come to rely on.
At any one time we have a number of people working on these programs in laboratories and research centres across Australia and also overseas.
The suite of programs is overseen by our Research Director, Professor Wei Zhang.
Program 1: Sustainable Marine Resources
Growing marine bioproducts
Research Program Leader: Associate Professor Catriona MacLeod