Marine Biological Association (MBA)

Discover MBA's Culture Collection

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is a learned society of scientists and members in 35 countries, across 5 continents. Its in-depth scientific research into the interconnected marine environment is carried out from its prestigious laboratory HQ in Plymouth, UK. It has Royal Charter status for its world-leading role in marine biology research. Since 1884, the MBA has worked as a voice for the ocean and in the interests of the global marine biological community. The MBA’s advanced knowledge has contributed to the work of several Nobel Laureates and over 170 Fellows of the Royal Society.

MBA’s role in ValgOrize is to act as a repository for microalgae cultures and conduct molecular barcoding for project partners for quality control and assurance purposes.

A behind the scenes tour of The Marine Biological Association including their Research Aquarium, National Marine Biological Library, DASSH, laboratories, microscopy suite, culture collection, Continuous Plankton Recorder and their Research Vessel Sepia