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Research of antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral compounds in specific microalgae

Objective



Studies on microalgae and their biological activities revealed the metabolism of innovating molecules, such as fungicide, bactericide, antiviral and antitumoral substrances, highly promising in medical and pharmacological fields: Related to this potential, our project consists of an experimental research on our microalgae collection (about 50 species) in order to determine: 1) their capacity of molecular biosynthesis of active substances according to the properties which are investigated 2) the metabolite composition and their action fields with biological tests and/or molecular biology methods 3) and to establish methodologies of extraction and purification of these substances. This is the first step towards a future industrial production by our company, to choose microalgae and to select innovating molecules with pharmacological and cosmetic applications.
Studies on microalgae and their biological activities revealed the metabolism of innovating molecules, such as fungicide, bactericide, antiviral and antitumoral substrances, highly promising in medical and pharmacological fields: Related to this potential, our project consists of an experimental research on our microalgae collection (about 50 species) in order to determine: 1) their capacity of molecular biosynthesis of active substances according to the properties which are investigated 2) the metabolite composition and their action fields with biological tests and/or molecular biology methods 3) and to establish methodologies of extraction and purification of these substances. This is the first step towards a future industrial production by our company, to choose microalgae and to select innovating molecules with pharmacological and cosmetic applications.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Address
Arthut-scheunert-allee 40/41
14558 Gergholz-rehbruecke
Germany

Participants (2)

Océan Algorythme SARL
France
Address

13454 Marseille
Université de Rennes I
France
Address
2 Avenue Du Professeur Léon Bernard
35043 Rennes