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The Marine Biomolecules Research Group (BioMol) is dedicated to exploring the fundamental role of various organic molecules in sustaining and developing microbial communities in marine ecosystems. Its main objective is to understand how these molecules, including vitamins, pigments, lipids, amino acids, and other organic compounds, influence the dynamics and stability of marine microorganisms.

In particular, they investigate how these biomolecules impact natural biorhythmic fluctuations and the regulation of major biogeochemical cycles, such as the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other essential element cycles. Their approach ranges from the chemical and functional characterization of these molecules to the assessment of their effects on microbial interactions and the resilience of marine ecosystems to environmental changes.

Through advanced methods of molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and microbial ecology, they seek to unravel the underlying mechanisms governing these interactions. Additionally, they collaborate with other research groups and international organizations to develop strategies for the conservation and sustainable management of marine resources.

Their work not only contributes to fundamental scientific knowledge but also has practical implications in areas such as marine biotechnology, environmental health, and the mitigation of climate change effects on oceans. The Marine Biomolecules Research Group invites students, researchers, and professionals interested in these topics to join them in this exciting endeavor to uncover the secrets of marine biomolecules and their crucial role on our planet.

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