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Development of microalgae-based natural UV Sunscreens and Proteins as cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals

Objective

The biotechnology of microalgae has gained considerable importance in recent decades, as they represent a largely untapped reservoir of novel and valuable bioactive compounds. The biological and chemical diversity of the microalgae, has been the source of unique bioactive molecules with the potential for industrial development as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutritional supplements. The proposed project will combine both basic and applied research in the fields of –omics technologies, biochemistry, applied and enzyme biotechnology in order to exploit microalgae resources for the development: 1) Natural UV sunscreens, based on algae mycosporine-like aminoacids, 2) Algae-based nutraceuticals as functional foods and food supplements, 3) Algae-derived proteases with applications in cosmetic (skin repair enzymes) and food industry. The implementation of the project will offer to the involved academic and SMSs the opportunity to translate scientific research into well defined knowledge-based ‘green’ products and analytical tools. Apart from scientific objectives, the project will enhance the European’s capacity in the field of Blue Growth and Marine Biotechnology by exchanging interdisciplinary knowledge, developing and disseminating joint research activities, thus strengthening the intersectoral links between academia and industry for sustainable growth.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 135 000

Participants (8)

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 139 500
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIONOS BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Bulev Sur S/n - Biopolo La Fe Edificio Torre A Ho
46029 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IGV GREENFOOD GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Arthur-scheunert-allee 40/41
14558 Nuthetal Ot Bergholzrehbrucke
Activity type
Research Organisations
EPARELLA GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Eco-plus Park 1. Strasse 8
2460 Bruck An Der Leitha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRESH FORMULA PRIVATE LIMITED COSMETICS MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
1 St Km Koropiou-markokoulou Av.
19400 Koropi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL DE LA CONSERVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Calle De La Concordia
30500 Molina De Segura
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARTICULA GROUP DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA ISTRAZIVANJE RAZVOJ I PROIZVODNJU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Tina Ujevica 9
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)