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The Genus Haslea, New marine resources for blue biotechnology and Aquaculture

Objective

The GHaNA project aims to explore and characterize a new marine bioresource, for blue biotechnology applications in aquaculture, cosmetics and possibly food and health industry. The project will determine the biological and chemical diversity of Haslea diatoms to develop mass-scale production for viable industrial applications by maximising biomass production and associated high-value compound production, including terpenoids, marennine-like pigments, lipids and silica skeletons. The genus Haslea species type H. ostrearia, produces marennine, a water-soluble blue pigment used for greening oysters in Western France, which is also a bioactive molecule. Haslea diatoms have thus a high potential for use in (1) existing oyster farming, (2) production of pigments and bioactive compounds with natural antibacterial properties, (3) application as a colouring agent within industry, and (4) use of silica skeletons as inorganic “biocharges” in the formulation of new elastomeric materials. This will be achieved through fundamental and applied-oriented research to isolate fast- growing strains of Haslea, optimising their growth environment to increase marennine and other high-value compound productivity; to develop blue biotechnology specifically applied to benthic microalgae (biorefinery approach, processes); and to develop industrial exploitation of colouring and bioactive compounds through commercial activities of aquaculture, food, cosmetics and health.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/carbohydrates
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/microscopy/electron microscopy
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/colors
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/invertebrate zoology
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DU MANS
Address
Avenue Olivier Messiaen
72085 Le Mans
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 558 000

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Quai De Tourville 1
44035 Nantes Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET SZCZECINSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 342 000
Address
Aleja Papieza Jana Pawla Ii 22 A
71-453 Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CANARIA PARQUE CIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Calle Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MICROPHYT
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
713 Route De Mudaison
34670 Baillargues
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS,S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Cebrian 3
35003 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (13)

UNIVERSITE ORAN 1
Algeria
Address
Route D'es Senia
31000 Oran
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAS BRAWIDJAJA
Indonesia
Address
Jl. Veteran Street
65145 Malang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAS PAJAJARAN
Indonesia
Address
Jalan Raya Bandung Sumedang Km 21
45363 Sumedang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRUONG DAI HOC SAI GON
Vietnam
Address
273 An Duong Vuong Ward 3 District 5
7000 Ho Chi Minh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAS TANJUNGPURA
Indonesia
Address
Untan Rectorate Building 2Nd Floor Jl Prof Dr H Hadari Nawawi Pontianak West Kalimantan
78124 Pontianak
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A RIMOUSKI
Canada
Address
Allee Des Ursulines 300
G5L 3A1 Rimouski
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
York St 65
E4L1E4 Sackville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
1301 East Main Street
37132 Murfreesboro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
State Street 35
12201 Albany Ny
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Australia
Address
Churchill Avenue Sandy Bay
7001 Hobart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University of Arkansas
United States
Address
Ozark Hall, 1 University Of Arkansas 120
72701 Fayetteville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
United States
Address
"Airport Drive 104 Suite 2200 Cb #1350"
27599 Chapel Hill
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments