Working Group 3

Refining of microalgae into its value components

The aim of this WG was defined as evaluating techniques to overcome the main bottleneck of the bio-refinery approach in the downstream processing of micro-algal high-value products such as PUFAs, antioxidants and pigments.

Working Group Leader and Subleaders

Dr. Maria Hayes

Dr. Maria Hayes WG3 Leader

Dr. Maria Hayes

WG3 Leader

Dr. Maria Hayes

Country Ireland

Institution  Food BioSciences Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland.

Email maria.hayes@teagasc.ie

Website http://www.teagasc.ie/ 

 

Key investigations:

  • NutraMara – The Marine Functional Foods Research Initiative, Grant Award No. MFFRI/07/01, work package leader/researcher
  • ReValueProtein – Exploration of Irish meat processing streams for Recovery of high Value Protein based ingredients for food and non-food uses, Grant Award No. 11/F/043, work package 3 and 5 leader
  • NutriCerealsIreland – Exploitation of the nutritive properties of safe Irish-grown milled oat and barley varieties as functional ingredients in new healthy food formulations, Grant Award No. , work package 2 and 7 leader
  • EUALGAE- European network for algal bio-products, Grant Award No, EU COST action ES1408, Irish MC member and WG 3 leader
  • imPARAS -Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for New Food Proteins, Grant Award No, EU COST action 1402, Irish MC member and WG2 member
  • RAPESEED BY-PRODUCT UTILISATION – Extraction of Protocathecuic Acid and Sinapinic Acid from oilseed rape and assessment of their potential as functional food ingredients for improved health benefit in the Irish populace, Grant No., Teagasc, NFBY6799, Leader and supervisor
  • BIOALGAE – Bio-refinery of marine macro and microalgae: Exploiting dairy processing platform technologies for enrichment of proteins and value added components, Grant No., Teagasc
  • GUTPROTEIN – Purification and identification of peptides from endogenous proteins – Massey University, The Riddet Institute, New Zealand

 Key publications:

  1. Hayes, M., Moen, L. F., Auty, M. A., Lea, T. (2016), Transport of a prolyl endopeptidase inhibitory peptide across the blood-brain barrier demonstrated using the hCMEC/D3 cell line transcytosis assay, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 64, 1, 146-150.
  2. Lakshmi A Dave, Maria Hayes, Carlos A Montoya, Shane M. Rutherfurd, Paul J. Moughan (2016), Human gut endogenous proteins as a potential source of angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE-I), renin inhibitory and antioxidant peptides. Peptides, 76, 30-44.
  3. Garcia-Vaquero, M. & Hayes, M. (2016), Red and Green Macroalgae for fish and animal feed and human functional food development. Food Reviews International, 32, 1, 15-45.
  4. Valverde, J., Hayes, M., McLoughlin, P. (2015), Cardioprotective potential of Irish Macroalgae: Generation of glycine betaine and dimethylsulfoniopropionate containing extracts by accelerated solvent extraction. Planta Medica , 81, 679-684.
  5. Mora, L., Hayes, M. (2015) Cardioprotective cryptides derived from fish and other food sources: Generation, Application and Future Markets. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63, 5, 1319-1331.

 

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Dr Dan Lewitus

Dr Dan Lewitus Sub-leader WG3

Dr Dan Lewitus

Sub-leader WG3

Dr Dan Lewitus

Country: Israel

Institution: Shenkar – Engineering. Design. Art.

Email: lewitus@shenkar.ac.il

Website: http://www.shenkar.ac.il/en

Key investigations:

  • Polyastaxanthin – a new therapeutic polymer family
  • New solventless microparticle fabrication techniques
  • Biodegradable medical polymers for stereolythographic 3D printing.

Key publications:

  • International (PCT) Patent Application No. PCT/IL2015/051032, “ASTAXANTHIN BASED POLYMER AND USES THEREOF”, D. LEWITUS and M. FISHMAN
  • Bioactive agarose carbon‐nanotube composites are capable of manipulating brain–implant interface. DY Lewitus, KL Smith, J Landers, AV Neimark, J Kohn Journal of applied polymer science 131 (14) 2014.
  • The fate of ultrafast degrading polymeric implants in the brain. DY Lewitus, KL Smith, W Shain, D Bolikal, J Kohn. Biomaterials 32 (24), 5543-5550
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Working Group Members

Ms. Leen Bastiaens

Ms. Leen Bastiaens WG Member

Ms. Leen Bastiaens

WG Member

Ms. Leen Bastiaens

Country: Belgium

Institution: VITO

Email: leen.bastiaens@vito.be

Website: www.vito.be

Key investigations of VITO:

  • Membrane based algae harvesting & water recirculation
  • Cell disruption
  • Fractionation/extraction of crude extracts & purifications/conversion of crude fractions
  • Analytics
  • From lab to pilot scale

Key publications of VITO:

  • Gunerken E., E. D’hondt, M.H.M. Eppink, L. Garcia-Gonzalez, K. Elst, R.H. Wijffels. 2015. Cell disruption for microalgae biorefineries. Biotechnology advances. Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 243-260
  • Servaes, K., M. Maesen, B. Prandi, S. Sforza, K. Elst.   Polar Lipid Profile of Nannochloropsis oculata Determined Using a Variety of Lipid Extraction Procedures. J. Agric. Food Chem. 63 (15):3931-3941.
  • De Baerdemaeker T., Lemmens B., Dotremont C., Fret J., Roef L., Goiris K., Diels L. 2013. Benchmark study on algae harvesting with backwashable submerged flat panel membranes. Biores. Technol., 129, 582-591.
  • Bijttebier, S.K.A., D’Hondt, E., Hermans, N., Apers, S. and S. Voorspoels. 2013. Unravelling ionization and fragmentation pathways of carotenoids using orbitrap technology: a first step towards identification of unknowns. Journal of Mass Spectrometry 48: 740-754.
  • Pilot infrastructure – http://www.sunbuilt.be/

 

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Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak

Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak WG Member

Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak

WG Member

Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak

Country: Croatia

Institution: Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology

Email: arezek@pbf.hr

Website: http://www.pbf.unizg.hr/en/departments/department_of_food_engineering/laboratory_for_food_processes_engineering/anet_rezek_jambrak

Key investigations:

  • Non-thermal food processing technologies (power ultrasound, pulsed electric fields, non-thermal plasma, high pressure processing) and microwave processing
  • Microwave inactivation, aroma profile, proteins, carbohydrates

Key publications:

  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, V Lelas, Z Herceg, IL Herceg, 2008, Effect of ultrasound treatment on solubility and foaming properties of whey protein suspensions.
  • AR Jambrak, V Lelas, TJ Mason, G Krešić, M Badanjak, 2009, Physical properties of ultrasound treated soy proteins, Journal of Food Engineering 93 (4), 386-393.
  • AR Jambrak, Z Herceg, D Šubarić, J Babić, M Brnčić, SR Brnčić, 2010, Ultrasound effect on physical properties of corn starch, Carbohydrate Polymers 79 (1), 91-100.
  • G Krešić, V Lelas, AR Jambrak, Z Herceg, SR Brnčić, Influence of novel food processing technologies on the rheological and thermophysical properties of whey proteins, Journal of Food Engineering 87 (1), 64-73.
  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, L Paniwnyk, V Lelas, 2007, Accelerated drying of button mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower by applying power ultrasound and its rehydration properties, Journal of Food Engineering 81 (1), 88-97.
  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, V Lelas, G Krešić, 2010, Ultrasonic effect on physicochemical and functional properties of α-lactalbumin, LWT-Food science and Technology 43 (2), 254-262.
  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, V Lelas, L Paniwnyk, Z Herceg, 2014, Effect of ultrasound treatment on particle size and molecular weight of whey proteins, Journal of Food engineering 121, 15-23.
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Dr Marco García-Vaquero

Dr Marco García-Vaquero WG Member

Dr Marco García-Vaquero

WG Member

Dr Marco García-Vaquero

Country: Ireland

Institution: UCD Dublin

Email: marco.garcia.vaquero@gmail.com

Website: https://ie.linkedin.com/in/marcovaquero



Key investigations:

  • Protein and bioactive peptides from seaweeds.

  • Immunohistochemistry markers for oxidative stress and apoptosis in animal tissue.

  • Essential and heavy metal accumulation.

Key publications:

  • Garcia-Vaquero, M., & Hayes, M. (2015). Red and Green Macroalgae for fish, animal feed and human functional food development. Food Reviews International doi: 0.1080/87559129.2015.1041184

  • Garcia-Vaquero, M., Benedito, J. L., Lopez-Alonso, M., & Miranda, M. (2012). Histochemistry evaluation of the oxidative stress and the antioxidant status in Cu-supplemented cattle. Animal, 6(9), 1435-1443. doi: 10.1017/s1751731112000535

  • Garcia-Vaquero, M., Miranda, M., Benedito, J. L., Blanco-Penedo, I., & Lopez-Alonso, M. (2011). Effect of type of muscle and Cu supplementation on trace element concentrations in cattle meat. Food Chem Toxicol, 49(6), 1443-1449. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2011.03.041

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Prof. Hanna Mazur-Marzec

Prof. Hanna Mazur-Marzec WG Member

Prof. Hanna Mazur-Marzec

WG Member

Prof. Hanna Mazur-Marzec

Country: Poland

Institution: University of Gdańsk, Department of Marine Biotechnology

Email: biohm@ug.edu.pl

Website: www.sinice.pl

Key investigations:

  • Cyanobacteria as a source of bioactive compounds

  • Isolation and structural analysis of bioactive compounds (LC-MS/MS)

  • Activity screening – cell-based and biochemical assays

Key publications:

  • Mazur-Marzec H., Błaszczyk A., Felczykowska A., Hohlfeld N., Kobos J., Toruńska-Sitarz et al. 2015. Baltic Cyanobacteria – a source of biologically active compounds. Eur. J. Phycol. 50:3, 343-360, DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2015.1062563

  • Felczykowska A., Pawlik A., Mazur-Marzec H., Toruńska-Sitarz A., Narajczyk M., Richert M., Węgrzyn G., 2015. Selective inhibition of cancer cells’ proliferation by compounds included in extracts from Baltic Sea cyanobacteria. Toxicon 108: 1-10, doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2015.09.030

  • Mazur-Marzec H., Kaczkowska J.M., Błaszczyk A., Akcaalan R., Spoof L., Meriluoto J., 2013. Diversity of peptides produced by Nodularia spumigena from different geographical regions. Marine Drugs 11, 1-19; doi:10.3390/md11010001

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Dr Poul Erik Jensen

Dr Poul Erik Jensen WG Member

Dr Poul Erik Jensen

WG Member

Dr Poul Erik Jensen

Country: Denmark

Institution: Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, Dept. Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Email: peje@plen.ku.dk

Website: http://plen.ku.dk/english/research/molecular_plant_biology/photosyn/

Key investigations:

  • Synthetic biology using photosystem I as a light-driven reductase.

  • Elucidation of biosynthetic pathways leading to chlorophyll and plant sterols.

  • The use of mutants to unravel basic mechanisms in photosystem function

  • Molecular understanding of function and regulation of photosynthetic complexes

 

Key publications:

  • Włodarczyk A, Gnanasekarana T, Nielsen AZ, Zulu NN, Mellor SB, Thøfner JFB, Olsen CE, Mottawie MS, Burow M, Luckner M, Pribil M, Feussner I, Møller BL, and Jensen PE (2016). Metabolic engineering of light-driven cytochrome P450 dependent pathways into Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Metabolic Engineering 33: 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2015.10.009.

  • Gangl D, Zedler JAZ, Rajakumar PD, Martinez EMR, Riseley A, Włodarczyk A, Purton S, Sakuragi Y, Howe CJ, Jensen PE, Robinson C (2015). Biotechnological exploitation of microalgae. J. Exp. Bot. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv426.

  • Lassen, LM, Zygadlo Nielsen A, Friis Ziersen BE; Gnanasekaran T, Møller BL, Jensen PE (2014). Redirecting photosynthetic electron flow into light-driven synthesis of alternative products including high-value bioactive natural compounds. ACS Synth. Biol. 3(1): 1–12. DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12108

  • Lassen LMM, Nielsen AZ, Olsen CE, Bialek W, Jensen K, Møller BL, Jensen PE (2014). Anchoring a plant cytochrome P450 via PsaM to the thylakoids in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002: evidence for light-driven biosynthesis. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102184. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102184

  • Zygadlo Nielsen A, Friis Ziersen BE, Jensen K, Lassen LM, Olsen CE, Møller BL, Jensen PE (2013). Redirecting photosynthetic reducing power towards bioactive natural product synthesis. ACS Synthetic Biology 2: 308−315. dx.doi.org/10.1021/sb300128r.



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Marina Klemenčič

Marina Klemenčič WG Member

Marina Klemenčič

WG Member

Marina Klemenčič

Country: Slovenia

Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

email: marina.klemencic@fkkt.uni-lj.si

 

Key investigations:

  • Orthocaspases, apoptotic protein homologues in cyanobacteria
  • DNA-barcoding of unicellular cyanobacteria

 Key publications:

  • Klemenčič M, Novinec M, Dolinar M. Orthocaspases are proteolytically active prokaryotic caspase homologues: the case of Microcystis aeruginosa. Mol Microbiol. 2015 Oct;98(1):142-50.

 

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Dr Zeliha Demirel

Dr Zeliha Demirel WG Member

Dr Zeliha Demirel

WG Member

Dr Zeliha Demirel

Country: Turkey

Institution: Ege University

Email: zelihademirel@gmail.com

Website: http://egemacc.com/team.php

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae and Cyanobacteria (Isolation and Purification, Extraction, Growth)
  • Cyanobacteria toxicity
  • Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity
  • Photobioreactors and large scale microalgae production facilities

Key publications:

  • Montalvao, S., Demirel, Z., Devi, P., Lombardi, V., Hongisto, V., Perala, M., Hattara, J., Imamoglu, E., Tilvi, S.S., Turan, G., Conk Dalay, M, Tammela, P. Large-scale bioprospecting of cyanobacteria, micro- and macroalgae from the Aegean Sea. New Biotechnology, 2016, 33-3, 399-406.
  • Demirel, Z., Imamoglu, E., Dalay Conk, M. Fatty acid profile and lipid content of Cylindrotheca closterium cultivated in air-lift photobioreactor. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 2015, 90-12, 2290-2296.
  • Imamoglu, E., Demirel, Z., Dalay Conk, M. Process optimization and modeling for the cultivation of Nannochloropsis and Tetraselmis striata via Response Surface Methodology. Journal of Phycology, 2015, 51-3,   442-453.
  • Tebiani, M., Demirel, Z., Imamoglu, E., Dalay Conk, M. Effects of sodium glyoxylate and light intensity on growths and exopolysaccharide productıons of Prasinococcus and Porphyridium cruentum. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2015, 24-5A, 1767-1773.
  • Imamoglu, E., Demirel, Z., Conk-Dalay, M. Evaluation of culture conditions of locally isolated Dunaliella salina strain EgeMacc-024. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2014, 92, 22–27.
  • Yıldırım, A., Demirel, Z., Işleten-Hoşoğlu, M., Akgün, I.H., Hatipoğlu-Uslu, S., Conk-Dalay, M. Carotenoid and Fatty Acid Compositions of an Indigenous Ettlia texensis Isolate (Chlorophyceae) Under Phototrophic and Mixotrophic Conditions. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2014, 172, 1307-19.

 

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Dr Beatriz P. Nobre

Dr Beatriz P. Nobre WG Member

Dr Beatriz P. Nobre

WG Member

Dr Beatriz P. Nobre

Country: Portugal

Institution: Bioenergy Unit, LNEG (Lisbon, Portugal) & Centro de Química Estrutural, Lisbon University (Portugal)

Email: beatriz.nobre@tecnico.ulisboa.pt 

Websites:

http://www.lneg.pt/

http://cqe.ist.utl.pt/

Key investigations:

  • Supercritical fluids
  • Green extraction processes
  • Extraction of bioproducts from microorganisms and plants.
  • Micronizations of pharmaceutical compounds with supercritical fluids

 Key publications:

  • Beatriz P. Nobre et al. “A Biorefinery from Nannochloropsis sp. Microalga – Extraction of oils and pigments. Production of biohydrogen from the leftover biomass” Bioresource Technol., 135, 2012, p.128.
  • Palavra, J. Coelho, J. Barroso, A.P. Rauter, J. Fareleira, A. Mainar, J. Urieta, Beatriz P. Nobre, L. Gouveia, R.L. Mendes, J.M.S. Cabral, J.M. Novais, “Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of bioactive compounds from microalgae and volatile oils from aromatic plants”, J. Supercrit. Fluids, 60, 2011, p.21.
  • Beatriz P. Nobre et al. “Supercritical CO2 extraction of trans-lycopene from Portuguese tomato industrial waste”, Food Chem., 116, 2009, p.680.
  • Gouveia, Beatriz P. Nobre, F. Marcelo, S. Mrejen, M. T. Cardoso, A.F. Palavra, R.L. Mendes, ” Food Functional oil coloured by pigments extracted from microalga with supercritical CO2“, Food Chem., 101 , 2007, p.717.
  • Rui L. Mendes, Beatriz P. Nobre, M.T. Cardoso, A. Pereira, A.F. Palavra, “Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction of Compounds with Pharmaceutical Importance from Microalgae”, Inorganic Chimica Acta, 356, 2003, p.328.
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Dr Kari Skjånes

Dr Kari Skjånes WG Member

Dr Kari Skjånes

WG Member

Dr Kari Skjånes

Country: Norway

Institution: NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioenergy Research

Email: kari.skjanes@nibio.no 

Website: http://www.nibio.no

Key investigations:

  • Use of stress mechanisms for production of secondary metabolites
  • Bioreactor design
  • Bioenergy production
  • Production of high value products, pharmaceuticals

Key publications:

  • Skjånes, U. Andersen, T. Heidorn, S.A..Borgvang, Design and construction of a photobioreactor for hydrogen production, including status in the field. J Appl Phycol. 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-016-0789-4.
  • Skjånes, C. Rebours, P. Lindblad. Potential for green microalgae to produce hydrogen, pharmaceuticals and other high value products in a combined process. Crit Rev Biotechnol, 33(2): 172–215, 2013.
  • N. Dasgupta, J. Gilbert, P. Lindblad, T. Heidorn, S.A..Borgvang, K. Skjånes and D. Das. Recent trends on the development of photo-biological processes and photobioreactors for the improvement of hydrogen production. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 35: 10218-10238, 2010.
  • Skjånes, F.L. Pinto, P. Lindblad. Evidence for transcription of three genes with characteristics of hydrogenases in the green alga Chlamydomonas noctigama. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 35: 1074-1088, 2010.
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Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU

Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU WG Member

Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU

WG Member

Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU

Country: Turkey

Institution: Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Food Eng. Dept.

Email: mugehosoglu@comu.edu.tr

Website: http://aves.comu.edu.tr/mugehosoglu/

Key investigations:

  • Algal biotechnology
  • Food
  • Bioprocess Engineering

Key publications:

  • Yıldırım, A., Demirel, Z., Isleten-Hosoglu, , Akgun, İ. H., Hatipoglu-Uslu, S., Conk-Dalay, M. 2014. Carotenoid and Fatty Acid Compositions of an Indigenous Ettlia texensis Isolate (Chlorophyceae) Under Phototrophic and Mixotrophic Conditions. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 172(3):1307-19.
  • Isleten-Hosoglu, , Ayyıldız-Tamis, D., Zengin, G., Elibol, M. 2013. Enhanced Growth and Lipid Accumulation by a New Ettlia texensis Isolate Under Optimized Photoheterotrophic Condition. Bioresource Technology. 131, 258-265
  • Isleten-Hosoglu, , Gultepe, I., Elibol, M. 2012. Optimization of Carbon and Nitrogen Sources for Biomass and Lipid Production by Chlorella saccharophila under Heterotrophic Conditions and Development of Nile Red Fluorescence Based Method for Quantification of Its Neutral Lipid Content. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 61, 11–19.
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Prof.Dr Figen Ertekin

Prof.Dr Figen Ertekin WG Member

Prof.Dr Figen Ertekin

WG Member

Prof.Dr Figen Ertekin

Country: Turkey

Institution: Ege University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Food Engineering

Email: figen.ertekin@ege.edu.tr ;  figen.ertekin@hotmail.com

Website: http://akademik.ege.edu.tr/?q=tr/bilgiler&id=1356  

Key investigations:

  • Microencapsulation
  • Spray drying
  • Freeze drying
  • Solvent Extraction
  • Green Extraction Techniques
  • Optimization
  • Storage stability
  • Natural Food Colorants

Key publications:

  • Koç, M., Zungur, A., Güngör Ö., Yalçın, B., Selek, İ., Kaymak-Ertekin, F., Ötleş, S. 2015. Microencapsulation of Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Spray Drying: Effect of Wall Materials Composition, Process Conditions and Emulsification Method on Microencapsulation Efficiency, Particle Size and Oxidative Stability of Microcapsules. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 8(2),301-318.
  • Zungur,A., Koç,M., Yalçın, B., Kaymak-Ertekin, F., Ötleş, S. 2014. Storage Stability of Microencapsulated Extra Virgin Olive Oil Powder. “9th Baltic Conference on Food Science and Technology, FoodBalt 2014, May 8-9, 2014, Jelgava, Latvia, Edited by: Straumite, E.,9th Baltic Conference On Food Science And Technology – Food For Consumer Well-Being: Foodbalt 2014  Book Series: Food Balt   Pages: 257-261   Published: 2014 Sponsor(s): Latvia Univ Agr, Fac Food Technol.
  • Zungur,A., Koç,M., Yalçın, B., Kaymak-Ertekin, F., Ötleş, S. 2014. Comparison of Homogenization Method for Microencapsulated Extra Virgin Olive Oil Powder Properties.  “International Food Congress, Novel Approaches in Food Industry, NAFI 2014, May 26- 29,  2014, Kuşadası, Turkey,  p:333
  • Zungur, A., Koç, M., Kaymak-Ertekin, F. Physical Properties of Olive Oil in Water Model Emulsion: Effect ofAqueous and Oil Phase Concentration and Homogenization Types. Akademik Gıda, 13(1),22-34.
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Prof Javier Raso Pueyo

Prof Javier Raso Pueyo WG Member

Prof Javier Raso Pueyo

WG Member

Prof Javier Raso Pueyo

Country: Spain

Institution: Food Technology Unit, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Zaragoza

Email: jraso@unizar.es

Website: http://www.unizar.es/cta/raso.htm

Key investigations:

  • Process optimization to electroporate microalgae by pulsed electric fields
  • Mechanims of microalgae electroporation by pulsed electric fields
  • Improving pigment extraction from microalgae by pulsed electric field

Key publications:

  • Luengo E, Condon-Abanto S, Alvarez I, Raso J Effect of Pulsed Electric Field Treatments on Permeabilization and Extraction of Pigments from Chlorella vulgaris (2014). The Journal of Membrane Biology 247:1269-77
  • Luengo E, Martínez JM, Coustets M, Álvarez I, Teissié, J, Rols MP and  Raso J (2015). A comparative study on the effects of millisecond- and microsecond-pulsed electric field treatments on the permeabilization and extraction of pigments from Chlorella vulgaris The Journal of Membrane Biology 248:883-91.
  • Luengo, E., Martínez, J.M., Bordetas, A., Álvarez, I. & Raso, J. (2015) Influence of the treatment medium temperature on lutein extraction assisted by pulsed electric fields from Chlorella vulgaris. Innovative food science and emerging technologies. 29, 15-22.
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Dr Evangelos Topakas

Dr Evangelos Topakas WG Member

Dr Evangelos Topakas

WG Member

Dr Evangelos Topakas

Country: Greece

Institution: National Technical University of Athens

Email: vtopakas@chemeng.ntua.gr

Website: http://www.chemeng.ntua.gr/indubiocat/index.html

Key investigations:

  • Discovery and recombinant expression of novel biocatalysts for the modification of plant cell wall material
  • Biocatalysis: discovery of novel reaction systems and biocatalysts for the synthesis and modification of bioactive compounds
  • Industrial Biorefinery: production of biopolymers and bioactive compounds from residual agroindustrial biomass
  • Molecular mechanisms and kinetics in enzyme processes based on complex carbohydrate substrates
  • Study of the function/structure of novel biocatalysts
  • Saccharification and fermentation of agricultural wastes towards the production of second generation biofuels
  • Discovery of novel marine biocatalysts for the degradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

 Key publications:

  • Katsimpouras C., Dimarogona M., Petropoulos P., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2016). A thermostable GH26 endo-β-mannanase from Myceliophthora thermophila capable of enhancing lignocellulose degradation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(19), pp. 8385-8397; doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7609-2.
  • Katsimpouras C., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2016). Acetic acid-catalyzed hydrothermal pretreatment of corn stover for the production of bioethanol at high-solids content. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 39(9), pp. 1415-1423; doi:10.1007/s00449-016-1618-5.
  • Dimarogona M., Nikolaivits E., Kanelli M., Christakopoulos P., Sandgren M., Topakas E. (2015). Structural and functional studies of a Fusarium oxysporum cutinase with polyethylene terephthalate modification potential. Biochimica et biophysica Acta, 1850, pp. 2308-2317.
  • Zerva A., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2015). Characterization and application of a novel class II thermophilic peroxidase from Myceliophthora thermophila in biosynthesis of polycatechol. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 75-76, pp. 49-56.
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Dr Alberto Niccolai

Dr Alberto Niccolai WG Member

Dr Alberto Niccolai

WG Member

Dr Alberto Niccolai

Country: Italy

Institution: Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences (DISPAA), University of Florence

Email: alberto.niccolai@unifi.it

Website:

http://www.dispaa.unifi.it/changelang-eng.htmlhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alberto_Niccolai

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae In Vitro and In Vivo Safety Evaluation
  • Microalgae In Vitro Digestibility
  • Microalgae Fermentation
  • Microalgae Food and Nutraceutical Applications

Key publications:

  • Niccolai A, Bigagli E, Biondi N, Rodolfi L, Cinci L, Luceri C, Tredici MR (2016) In vitro toxicity of microalgal and cyanobacterial strains of interest as food source. J. Appl. Phycol. 1-11.
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Dr Zivan Gojkovic

Dr Zivan Gojkovic WG Member

Dr Zivan Gojkovic

WG Member

Dr Zivan Gojkovic

Country: Sweden

Institution: Umea University, Sweden

Email: zivan.gojkovic@umu.se; gojkoviczivan@gmail.com

Key investigations:

  • Umea University, Sweden. Post-doc on a Biorafinery project (March 2016-present)
  • AlgaePARC – Algae Production and Research Center of The Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Work on comparison of lipid production in various microalgae species grown in vertical photobioreactors outdoors (May-December 2015)
  • Algal Biotechnology Group. University of Huelva, Spain. Junior researcher. Grant from Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) for foreign PhD-students. (October 2013-March 2014)

Key publications:

  • Gojkovic Z, Vilchez C, Marova I, Gomez-Ariza JL, Garbayo-Nores I, Selenium bioaccumulation and toxicity in cultures of green microalgae. Algal Research, 2015, Vol. 7,pp. 106-116.
  • Gojkovic Z, Vilchez C, Torronteras R, Vigara J, Gomez-Jacinto V, Janzer N, Gomez-Ariza JL, Marova I, Garbayo-Nores I, Effect of selenate on viability and selenomethionine accumulation of Chlorella sorokiniana grown in batch culture. The Scientific World Journal, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/401265
  • Gojkovic Z, Garbayo-Nores I, Gomez-Jacinto V, Garcia-Barrera T, Gomez-Ariza JL, Marova I, Vilchez-Lobato C, Continuous production of selenomethionine-enriched Chlorella sorokiniana biomass in a photobioreactor. Process Biochemistry, 2013, vol 48, pp. 1235-1241.
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Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris

Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris WG Member

Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris

WG Member

Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris

Country: Norway

Institution: Uni Research AS

Email: dorinde.kleinegris@uni.no



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Dr Spyros Gkelis

Dr Spyros Gkelis WG Member

Dr Spyros Gkelis

WG Member

Dr Spyros Gkelis

Country: Greece

Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Email: sgkelis@bio.auth.gr

Website: http://cyanolab.bio.auth.gr/

AcademiaEdu: https://auth.academia.edu/SpyrosGkelis

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Spyros_Gkelis

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7746-3199

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/spyros-gkelis/38/b82/828

twitter: https://twitter.com/northaura



Key investigations:

  • Diversity (morphological, genetic, metabolic) and phylogeny of algae

  • Bioactive and toxic cyanobacteria peptides

  • Spirulina (Artrhospira) biotechnology

Key publications:

  • Gkelis, S., Lanaras, T., Sivonen, K. 2015. Cyanobacterial toxic and bioactive peptides in freshwater bodies of Greece: concentrations, occurrence patterns and implications for human health. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(10), 6319-6335

  • Gkelis, S., Fernández-Tussy, P., Zaoutsos, N. 2015. Isolation and preliminary characterization of cyanobacteria strains from freshwaters of Greece. Open Life Sci 10: 52-60.

  • Gkelis S., Papadimitriou T., Zaoutsos N., Leonardos I. 2014. Anthropogenic and climate-induced change favors toxic cyanobacteria blooms: Evidence from monitoring a highly eutrophic, urban Mediterranean lake. Harmful Algae. 39:322-333.

  • Gkelis, S., Rajaniemi, P., Vardaka, E., Moustaka-Gouni, M., Lanaras, T., Sivonen, K. 2005. Limnothrix redekei (Van Goor) Meffert (Cyanobacteria) strains from Lake Kastoria, Greece form a separate phylogenetic group. Microb. Ecol. 49, 176-182.
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Dr Myriam Catalá

Dr Myriam Catalá WG Member

Dr Myriam Catalá

WG Member

Dr Myriam Catalá

Country: Spain

Institution: Rey Juan Carlos University

Email: Myriam.catala@urjc.es

Websites: http://www.escet.urjc.es/biodiversos/espa/personal/myriam/myriam_e.htm

https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=RkKGbhcAAAAJ&hl=es

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Myriam_Catala/contributions

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5114-6988

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-3830-2009



Key investigations:

  • Ecotoxicity of emerging pollutants

  • Oxidative stress and role of NO in lichen symbiosis

  • Lichen phycobiont applications in biotechnology and biomedicine

Key publications:

  • R. Álvarez, A. del Hoyo, C. Díaz-Rodríguez, A. J. Coello, E. M. del Campo, E. Barreno, M. Catalá, L. M. Casano (2015) Lichen Rehydration in Heavy Metal-Polluted Environments: Pb Modulates the Oxidative Response of Both Ramalina farinacea Thalli and Its Isolated Microalgae Microbial Ecology 69(3): 698-709

  • Domínguez-Morueco, N.; Moreno, H.; Barreno, E.; Catalá, M. (2014). Preliminary assessment of terrestrial microalgae isolated from lichens as testing species for environmental monitoring: lichen phycobionts present high sensitivity to environmental micropollutants. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 99: 35-44.

  • Catalá, M.; Gasulla, F.; Pradas del Real, A. E.; García-Breijo, F.; Reig-Armiñana, J. (2013). The organic air pollutant cumene hydroperoxide interferes with NO antioxidant role in rehydrating lichen. Environmental Pollution 179: 277-284.

  • Esteban, S.; Fernández Rodríguez, J.; Díaz López, G.; Núñez, M.; Valcárcel, Y.; Catalá, M. (2013). New microbioassays based on biomarkers are more sensitive to fluvial water micropollution than standard testing methods. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 93: 52-59.

  • Feito, R.; Valcárcel, Y.; Catalá, M. (2013). Preliminar data suggest that venlafaxine environmental concentrations could be very toxic to plants. Chemosphere 90: 2065-2069.

  • de Carvalho, R. C.; Catalá, M.; da Silva, J. M.; Branquinho, C.; Barreno, E. (2012). The impact of dehydration rate on the production and cellular location of reactive oxygen species in an aquatic moss. Annals of Botany 110: 1007-1016.Fddf

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Dr Anna Toruńska-Sitarz

Dr Anna Toruńska-Sitarz WG Member

Dr Anna Toruńska-Sitarz

WG Member

Dr Anna Toruńska-Sitarz

Country: Poland

Institution: Marine Biotechnology Department, Institute od Oceanography, University of Gdańsk

Email: oceat@ug.edu.pl

Website: www.sinice.pl

Key investigations:

  • Antimicrobial compounds from cyanobacteria

  • Regulation of cyanobacterial peptides biosynthesis



Key publications:

  • Mazur-Marzec H., Błaszczyk A., Felczykowska A., Hohlfeld N., Kobos J., Toruńska-Sitarz A., Prabha D., Montalvão S., D’Souza L., Tammela P., Mikosik A., Bloch S., Nejman-Faleńczyk B., Węgrzyn G., 2015, Baltic cyanobacteria – a source of biologically active compounds. Eur. J. Phycol. 50:3, 343-360; DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2015.1062563 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2015.1062563

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Irem DENIZ

Irem DENIZ WG Member

Irem DENIZ

WG Member

Irem DENIZ

Country: Turkey

Institution: Ege University

Email: iremdenz@gmail.com

 

Key investigations:

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Microalgal Biotechnology
  • Enzyme Production and Purification
  • Bioethanol Production and Biorefinery

Key publications:

  • Deniz I., Imamoglu E., Conk-Dalay M., Optimization of physical parameters for phycobiliprotein extracted from Oscillatoria agardhii and Synechococcus nidulans, Turkish Journal of Biochemistry 40-6 (2015) DOI:10.1515/tjb-2015-0039.
  • Deniz I., Ozen M. O., Yesil-Celiktas O., Supercritical fluid extraction of phycocyanin and investigation of cytotoxicity on human lung cancer cells, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 108 (2016) 13–18.
  • Deniz I., Imamoglu E., Vardar-Sukan F., Evaluation of scale-up parameters of bioethanol production from Escherichia coli KO11, Turkish Biochemistry Journal, 40-1 (2015) 74-80.
  • Deniz I., Vardar-Sukan F., Yuksel M., Saglam M., Ballice L., Yesil-Celiktas O., Hydrogen production from marine biomass by hydrothermal gasification, Energy Conversion and Management 96 (2015) 124-130.
  • Deniz I., Imamoglu E., Vardar-Sukan F., Aeration enhanced bioethanol production, Biochemical Engineering Journal 92 (2014) 41–46.
  • Keskin-Gundogdu T., Deniz I, Caliskan G., Sefa E., Azbar N., Experimental design methods for bioengineering applications, Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 36(2) (2016) 368–388.
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Maria Jose Fabra

Maria Jose Fabra WG Member

Maria Jose Fabra

WG Member

Maria Jose Fabra

Country: Spain

Institution: IATA-CSIC

Email: mjfabra@iata.csic.es

Website: http://www.iata.csic.es/

Key investigations:

  • Development of ecofriendly bionanocomposites films
  • Development of active biodegradable food packaging materials
  • Encapsulation of active and bioactive compounds

Key publications:

  • J. Fabra, A. López-Rubio, J.M. Lagaron (2016). Use of the electrohydrodynamic process to develop active/bioactive bilayer films for food packaging applications. Food Hydrocolloids, 55, 11-18.
  • L. Castro-Mayorga, M.J. Fabra, J.M. Lagaron (2016). Stabilized nanosilver based antimicrobial poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) nanocomposites of interest in active food packaging. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, doi:10.1016/j.ifset.2015.10.019
  • J. Fabra, A. López-Rubio, J.M. Lagaron (2015). Three-Layer Films Based on Wheat Gluten and Electrospun PHA. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 8, 2330-2340.
  • J. Fabra, A. López-Rubio, J.M. Lagaron (2015). Three-Layer Films Based on Wheat Gluten and Electrospun PHA. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 8, 2330-2340.
  • Ambrosio-Martín, M.J. Fabra, A. López-Rubio, J.M. Lagaron (2015). Melt polycondensation to improve the dispersion of bacterial cellulose into polylactide via melt compounding: Enhanced barrier and mechanical properties. Cellulose, 22, 1201-1226.
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Dr Christiane Funk

Dr Christiane Funk WG Member

Dr Christiane Funk

WG Member

Dr Christiane Funk

Country: Sweden

Institution: Umeå University

Email: Christiane.Funk@umu.se

Website: http://solarfuels.eu/

Key investigations:

  • Scientific Coordinator Leader Project title: MicroBioRefine, a consortium consisting of 9 research groups at 3 Universities and SP Swedish Technical Insitute to collect and characterize photosynthetic microorganisms adapted to the Swedish climate and to use them for biomass production and waste water reclamation. Financed by the Swedish Research Council (FORMAS) and Swedish Energy Agency.
  • From lab to pilot scale (up to 40 000 l)
  • Photosynthetic light harvesting

Key publications:

  • Tibiletti T, Hernandez-Prieto M, Matthijs H, Niyogi, KK, Funk C (2016) Deletion of the gene family of small chlorophyll-binding proteins (ScpABCDE) offsets C/N homeostasis in Synechocystis PCC 6803, Biophys. Acta (Bioenergetics) 1857, 396-407. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2015.11.011
  • Cheregi, O., Kotabová, E., Prášil, O., Schröder, W.P., Kaňa R., Funk, C. (2015) Presence of State Transitions in the Cryptophyte Alga GUILLARDIA THETA, Journal of Experimental Botany 66: 6461-6470, DOI:10.1093/jxb/erv362.
  • Cheregi, O., Vermaas , Funk, C. (2012) The search for new chlorophyll-binding proteins in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, J. Biotechnol. 162, 124-133.
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Dr Mehmet KOÇ

Dr Mehmet KOÇ WG Member

Dr Mehmet KOÇ

WG Member

Dr Mehmet KOÇ

Country: Turkey

Institution: Adnan Menderes University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Food Engineering

Email: mehmet197@gmail.com ; mehmetkoc@adu.edu.tr

Web site: http://www.akademik.adu.edu.tr/fakulte/muhendislik/

Key investigations:

  • Microencapsulation
  • Spray drying
  • Extraction methods
  • Optimization
  • Storage stability
  • Kinetic modelling

Key publications:

  • Koç, M., Güngör, Ö., Zungur, A., Yalçın, B., Selek, İ., Ertekin, F. K., & Ötles, S. (2015). Microencapsulation of Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Spray Drying: Effect of Wall Materials Composition, Process Conditions, and Emulsification Method. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 8(2), 301-318.
  • Koç, M., Koç, B., Yilmazer, M. S., Ertekin, F. K., Susyal, G., & Bağdatlıoğlu, N. (2011). Physicochemical characterization of whole egg powder microencapsulated by spray drying. Drying Technology, 29(7), 780-788.
  • Koç, M., Koç, B., Susyal, G., Yilmazer, M. S., Ertekin, F. K., & Bağdatlıoğlu, N. (2011). Functional and physicochemical properties of whole egg powder: effect of spray drying conditions. Journal of food science and technology, 48(2), 141-149.
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Wolfgang Frey

Wolfgang Frey WG Member

Wolfgang Frey

WG Member

Wolfgang Frey

Country: Germany

Institution: KIT / Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM)

Email: wolfgang.frey@kit.edu

Website: https://www.ihm.kit.edu/english/299.php

Key investigations:

  • Component extraction from microalgae by pulsed electric field treatment
  • Basic mechanisms of membrane permeabilization by pulsed electric fields (PEF)

Key publications:

  • Goettel, C. Eing, C. Gusbeth, R. Straessner, and W. Frey, “Pulsed electric field assisted extraction of intracellular valuables from microalgae,” Algal Research-Biomass Biofuels and Bioproducts, vol. 2, pp. 401-408, Oct 2013
  • Eing, M. Goettel, R. Straessner, C. Gusbeth, and W. Frey, “Pulsed Electric Field Treatment of Microalgae-Benefits for Microalgae Biomass Processing,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 41, pp. 2901-2907, Oct 2013.
  • Kotnik, W. Frey, M. Sack, S. Haberl Meglič, M. Peterka, and D. Miklavčič, “Electroporation-based applications in biotechnology,” Trends in Biotechnology, vol. 33, pp. 480-488, 2015.
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Dr Hanne Skomedal

Dr Hanne Skomedal WG Member

Dr Hanne Skomedal

WG Member

Dr Hanne Skomedal

Country: Norway

Institution: NIBIO

Email: hanne.skomedal@online.no

Website: http://www.nibio.no/en

Key investigations:

  • Bioactive compounds in micro algae
  • Cervical cancer research
  • Human papillomavirus and cancer

Key publications:

  • Kraus I, Molden T, Holm R, Lie AK, Karlsen F, Kristensen GB, Skomedal H. Presence of E6 and E7 mRNA from Human Papillomavirus Types 16, 18, 31, 33, and 45 in the Majority of Cervical Carcinomas. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, April;  44 (4): 1310-1317, 2006
  • Hovland S, Muller S, Skomedal H, Mints M, Bergström J, Wallin KL, Karlsen F, Johansson B, Andersson S. E6/E7 mRNA expression analysis: a test for the objective assessment of cervical adenocarcinoma in clinical prognostic procedure. Int J Oncol. Jun; 36(6): 1533-9, 2010
  • Rijkaart DC, Heideman DAM, Coupe VMH, Brink AATP, Verheijen RHM, Skomedal H, Karlsen F, Morland E, Snijders PJF and Meijer CJLM. High-Risk Human Papillomavirus (hrHPV) E6/E7 mRNA testing by PreTect HPV-Proofer for detection of Cervical High-Grade Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Cancer among hrHPV DNA-Positive Women with Normal Cytology. J. Clin. Microbiol. July; 50(7): 2390-2396, 2012
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Dr Sanja Vlaisavljevic

Dr Sanja Vlaisavljevic WG Member

Dr Sanja Vlaisavljevic

WG Member

Dr Sanja Vlaisavljevic

Country: Serbia

Institution: Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad

Email: sanja.vlaisavljevic@dh.uns.ac.rs

Website: http://www.dh.uns.ac.rs/newversion/

Key investigations:

  • Phytochemical characterization of natural products from food, medical plant, fungi and algae
  • Investigation of biological activity of extracts and essential oils obtained from natural products

 Key publications:

  • Kaurinović B., Popović M., Vlaisavljević S. (2010) In Vitro and in Vivo Effects of Laurus nobilis Leaf Extracts, Molecules, 15: 3378-3390.
  • Kaurinović B., Vlaisavljević S., Popović M., Vaštag Đ., Đurendić-Brenesel M. (2010) Antioxidant Properties of Marrubium peregrinum L. (Lamiaceae) Essential Oil, Molecules, 15: 5943-5955.
  • Kaurinović B., Popović M., Vlaisavljević S., Raseta M. (2011) Antioxidant Activities of Melittis melissophyllum L. (Lamiaceae), Molecules, 16: 3152-3167.
  • Kaurinović B., Popović M., Vlaisavljević S., Trivic S. (2011) Antioxidant Capacity of Ocimum basilicum and Origanum vulgare L. Extracts, Molecules, 16: 7401-7414.
  • Kaurinović B., Popović M., Vlaisavljević S., Zlinska, J., Trivić S. (2011) In vitro effect of Marrubium peregrinum (Lamiaceae) leaves extracts. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 20: 3152-3157.
  • Kaurinović B., Popović M., Vlaisavljević S., Schwartsova H., Vojinović-Miloradov M. (2012) Antioxidant Profile of Trifolium pratense, Molecules, 17:11156-11172.
  • Vlaisavljević S., Kaurinović B., Popović M., Đurendić-Brenesel M., Vasiljević B., Cvetković D., Vasiljević, S. (2014) Trifolium pratense, Molecules, 19: 713-725.
  • Vlaisavljević S. (2014) Chemical, biochemical and microbiological characterization of Trifolium pratense L. University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
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Dr Gloria Sánchez

Dr Gloria Sánchez WG Member

Dr Gloria Sánchez

WG Member

Dr Gloria Sánchez

Country: Spain

Institution: University of Valencia/ IATA-CSIC

Email: gloriasanchez@iata.csic.es   

Website: https://www.iata.csic.es/es/personal/gloria-sanchez-moragas

Key investigations:

  • Evaluation of antimicrobial (antiviral and antibacterial) activity of natural compounds
  • Development of virus detection methods in food

Key publications:

  • J. Fabra, J.L. Castro-Mayorga, W. Randazzo, J.M. Lagarón, A. Lopez-Rubio, R. Aznar, G. Sánchez. Efficacy of cinnamaldehyde against enteric viruses and its activity after incorporation into biodegradable multilayer systems of interest in food packaging. Food and Environmental Virology DOI: 10.1007/s12560-016-9235-7
  • G. Sánchez, R. Aznar. Evaluation of natural compounds of plant origin for inactivation of enteric viruses. Food and Environmental Virology 7:183-187 (2015).
  • Sánchez, R. Aznar, G. Sánchez. The effect of carvacrol on enteric viruses. International Journal Food Microbiology 192:72-76 (2015).
  • Azizkhanib, P. Elizaquível, G. Sánchez, M.V. Selma & R. Aznar. Comparative efficacy of Zataria multiflora Boiss., Origanum compactum and Eugenia caryophyllus essential oils against E. coli O157:H7, feline calicivirus and endogenous microbiota in commercial baby-leaf salads. International Journal Food Microbiology 166:249-255 (2013).
  • Elizaquível, M. Azizkhanib, G. Sánchez & R. Aznar. Evaluation of Zataria multiflora Boiss. essential oil activity against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes by propidium monoazide quantitative PCR in vegetables. Food Control 34:774-776 (2013)
  • Martínez-Abad, G. Sánchez, J. M. Lagarón, M. J. Ocio. Characterization and antibacterial activity of polycaprolactone films containing cinnamaldehyde. Food Control 3:214.220 (2013)
  • Fernández-Saiz, G. Sánchez, C. Soler, J. M. Lagarón, M. J. Ocio. Chitosan Films for the Microbiological Preservation of Refrigerated Sole and Hake fillets. Food Control 34:61-68 (2013)
  • Martínez-Abad, J. M. Lagarón, M. J. Ocio, G. Sánchez. Evaluation of silver-infused polylactide films for inactivation of Salmonella and feline calicivirus in vitro and on fresh-cut vegetables. International Journal of Food Microbiology 162: 89- 94 (2013)
  • Elizaquível, M. Azizkhanib, R. Aznar & G. Sánchez. The Effect of Essential Oils on norovirus surrogates Food Control 32: 275-278 (2013)
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Dr Ana Paula Batista

Dr Ana Paula Batista WG Member

Dr Ana Paula Batista

WG Member

Dr Ana Paula Batista

Country: Portugal

Institution: LEAF-Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa

Email: paulabatista@isa.ulisboa.pt

Website:

https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/en/leaf/presentation; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Batista4

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae Food Applications
  • Microalgae Biofuel Applications (H2, CH4)
  • Microalgae Effluent Treatment

Key publications:

  • BATISTA, A.P.; AMBROSANO, L.; GRAÇA, S.; SOUSA, C.; MARQUES, P.; RIBEIRO, B.; NETO, P.C.; BOTREL, E.P.; GOUVEIA, L. (2015). Combining urban wastewater with biohydrogen production – an integrated microalgae-based approach. Bioresource Technology, 184, 230-235.
  • BATISTA, A.P.; MOURA, P.; MARQUES, P.A.S.S.; ORTIGUEIRA, J.; ALVES, L.; GOUVEIA, L. (2014). Scenedesmus obliquus as feedstock for biohydrogen production by Enterobacter aerogenes and Clostridium butyricum. Fuel, 117(part A), 537-543.
  • NOBRE, B.P.; VILLALOBOS, F.; BARRAGÁN, B.E.; OLIVEIRA, A.C.; BATISTA, A.P.; MARQUES, P.A.S.S.; MENDES, R.L.; SOVOVÁ, H.; PALAVRA, A.F.; GOUVEIA L. (2013). A biorefinery from Nannochloropsis microalga – Extraction of oils and pigments. Production of biohydrogen from the leftover biomass. Bioresource Technology, 135, 128-136.
  • BATISTA, A.P.; GOUVEIA, L.; BANDARRA, N.M.; FRANCO, J.M.; RAYMUNDO, A. (2013). Comparison of microalgal biomass profiles as novel functional ingredient for food products. Algal Research, 2(2), 164-173.
  • FRADIQUE, M.; BATISTA, A.P.; NUNES, M.C.; GOUVEIA, L.; BANDARRA, N.M.; RAYMUNDO, A. (2013). Isochrysis galbana and Diacronema vlkianum biomass incorporation in pasta products as PUFA’s source. LWT – Food Science and Technology, 50(1), 312-319.
  • BATISTA, A.P.; NUNES, M.C.; FRADINHO, P.; GOUVEIA, L.; SOUSA, I.; RAYMUNDO, A.; FRANCO, J.M. (2012). Novel foods with microalgal ingredients – Effect of gel setting conditions on the linear viscoelasticity of Spirulina and Haematococcus Journal of Food Engineering, 110(2), 182-189.
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Dr Sonia Ventura

Dr Sonia Ventura WG Member

Dr Sonia Ventura

WG Member

Dr Sonia Ventura

Country: Portugal 

Institution: Chemistry Department and Aveiro Institute of Materials 

Email: spventura@ua.pt

Website: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9049-4267

Key investigations:

  • Project FCT/FAPESP 2014/19793-3; From 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2018; “optimizationOtimização e aumento de escala de processos com líquidos iônicos como nova ferramenta de purificação da proteína verde fluorescente recombinante produzida por Escherichia coli “GFPurIL”, (2015-2018)
  • Project Sistema de Apoio à Investigação Científica e Tecnológica – Programas de Atividades Conjuntas (PAC) “Multi-purpose strategies for broadband agro-forest and fisheries by-products valorization: a step forward for a truly integrated biorefinery”, 2016-2019
  • GENIALG: GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery, under the call Blue Growth – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities, H2020-BG-2016-2017

 Key publications:

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Ms Aleksandra Gavaric

Ms Aleksandra Gavaric WG Member

Ms Aleksandra Gavaric

WG Member

Ms Aleksandra Gavaric

Country: Serbia

Institution: Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad

Email: cvejina@uns.ac.rs

Website: www.tf.uns.ac.rs

Key investigations:

  • Modern extraction techniques (Ultrasound and Microwave assisted extractions)
  • Supercritical CO2 extraction of bioactives
  • Subcritical water extraction of bioactives
  • Production of powders via spray drying technique
  • Agricultural waste as a source of value added products

Key publications:

  • Naffati, A., Vladić, J., Pavlić, B., Radosavljević, R., Gavarić, A., & Vidović, S. (2017). Recycling of filter tea industry by-products: Application of subcritical water extraction for recovery of bioactive compounds from uva-ursi herbal dust. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 121, 1-9.
  • Vladić, J., Ambrus, R., Szabó-Révész, P., Vasić, A., Cvejin, A., Pavlić, B., & Vidović, S. (2016). Recycling of filter tea industry by-products: Production of millefolium powder using spray drying technique. Industrial Crops and Products, 80, 197-206.
  • Ramić, M., Vidović, S., Zeković, Z., Vladić, J., Cvejin, A., & Pavlić, B. (2015). Modeling and optimization of ultrasound-assisted extraction of polyphenolic compounds from Aronia melanocarpa by-products from filter-tea factory. Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 23, 360-368.
  • Zeković, Z., Vidović, S., Vladić, J., Radosavljević, R., Cvejin, A., Elgndi, M. A., & Pavlić, B. (2014). Optimization of subcritical water extraction of antioxidants from Coriandrum sativum seeds by response surface methodology. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 95, 560-566.
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Dr Maria Blazina

Dr Maria Blazina WG Member

Dr Maria Blazina

WG Member

Dr Maria Blazina

Country: Croatia

Institution: Center for Marine Research-Rudjer Boskovic Institute

Email: mblazina@irb.hr

Website:http://www.irb.hr/eng/Research/Divisions/Center-for-Marine-Research/Laboratory-for-marine-microbial-ecology

Key investigations:

  • Assessment of Adriatic Algae Potential in Co-generation Production of 3rd Generation Biofuel (Croatian national research project)
  • Microbial ecology and functional analysis of the microbial communities in marine environment
  • Biogeochemical cycling of lipids in marine environment, use of lipids as bioindicators of physiological changes in fish, bivalve, macrolgae, phytoplankton and bacteria

Key publications:

  • Blažina, M, Najdek, M, Fuks, D, Degobbis, D (2005) Fatty acid profiling of microbial community during aging of mucilaginous aggregates in the northern Adriatic, Science of the Total Environment 336, 91-103.
  • Blažina, M, Iveša, Lj, Najdek, M (2009) Caulerpa racemosa: Adaptive varieties studied by fatty acid composition (northern Adriatic Sea, Vrsar, Croatia). European Journal of Phycology. 44 (2):183-189
  • Najdek, M, Blažina, M, Đakovac, T, Kraus, R (2005) The role of the diatom Cylindrotheca closterium in a mucilage event in the northern Adriatic Sea: coupling with high salinity water intrusions. Journal of Plankton Research. 27 (9): 851-862.
  • Blažina, M, Najdek, M, Fuks, D, Smodlaka, N (2011) Microbial communities in northern Adriatic mucilaginous aggregates: insight into the early phase of aggregate formation. Hydrobiologia. 658; 213-220.
  • Fuks, D, Ivančić, I, Najdek, M, Lučić, D, Njire, J, Godrijan, J, Marić, D, Šilović, T, Paliaga, P, Blažina, M, Precali, R, Orlić, S (2012) Changes in the planktonic community structure related to trophic conditions: the case study of the northern Adriatic Sea. Journal of marine systems. 96/97; 95-102.
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Dr Patrick Murray

Dr Patrick Murray WG Member

Dr Patrick Murray

WG Member

Dr Patrick Murray

Country: Ireland

Institution: Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, Limerick Institute of Technology

Email: patrick.murray@lit.ie

Website: www.lit.ie; www.shannonabc.ie

 
Key investigations:

  • Scientific Coordinator Leader Project title: BAMMBO-Biologically active molecules of marine based origin. Funding body: European Union FP7 Cooperation-Biotechnology-KBBE Grant
  • Principal Investigator Project title: Environmentally sustainable organic processes for the enclosed production of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s) and carotenoids (e.g. astaxanthin) from microalgae

Key publications:

  • Effect of macro- and micro-nutrient limitation on superoxide dismutase activities and carotenoid levels in microalga Dunaliella salina CCAP 19/18 2013 Bioresource Technology Vol. 147 p 23-28 Sushanta Kumar Saha, Siobhan Moane, Patrick Murray.
  • Life cycle assessment of the production of the red antioxidant carotenoid astaxanthin by microalgae: from lab to pilot scale 2013 Journal of Cleaner Production 1Paula Pérez-López Sara González-García, Clayton Jeffryes, Spiros N. Agathos, Edward McHugh, Daniel Walsh, Patrick Murray, Siobhan Moane, Gumersindo Feijoo, Ma Teresa Moreira
  • Sustainable production of biologically active molecules of marine based origin 2013 New Biotechnology Volume 30, Issue 6, 25 September 2013, Pages 839 Patrick M. Murray1,2 et al.
  • Tagging of biomolecules with deuterated water (D2O) in commercially important microalgae 2013 Biotechnology Letters Jul;35(7):1067-72.Sushanta Kumar Saha, Jeremiah Hayes, Siobhan Moane, Patrick Murray
  • Effect of various stress-regulatory factors on biomass and lipid production in microalga Haematococcus pluvialis (2012) Bioresource Technology 128: 118-124.Sushanta Kumar Saha, Edward McHugh, Jeremiah Hayes, Siobhan Moane, Daniel Walsh, Patrick Murray
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Dr John C Dodd

Dr John C Dodd WG Member

Dr John C Dodd

WG Member

Dr John C Dodd

Country: UK

Institution: AlgaeCytes Ltd

Email : johndodd@algaecytes.com

Website: www.algaecytes.com



Key investigations:

  • Omega 3 (EPA) algal oils commercialisation

  • New microalgal products for the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical markets

  • Bioprocessing/biorefining

Key publications:

 

  1. AlgaeCytes has patent application (WO2012101459 A3) on continuous phototrophic algal production of a specific Omega oil (EPA) co-authored by Dr. Dodd.

 

  1. DODD, J.C., BURTON, C., BURNS, R.G. & JEFFRIES, P. (1987). Soil phosphatase activity around roots of three host plants infected with VAM fungi. New Phytologist 107, 163‑172.

  2. DODD, J.C., GIANINAZZI-PEARSON, V., ROSENDAHL, S. & WALKER, C. (1994) European Bank of Glomales – An essential tool for efficient international and interdisciplinary collaboration. In: Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Ecosystems. Eds. S. Gianinazzi and H. Schuepp. Birkhauser Press, Basel, Switzerland. pp 41-46.

  3. DODD, J.C. & ROSENDAHL, S. (1996) The BEG Expert System – A multi media identification system for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza 6, 275-278.

  4. DODD, J.C., PRUSKY, D. & JEFFRIES, P. (1997) Fruit Diseases. In: The Mango. (Ed.) R.E.Litz. CAB International Press, Wallingford, Oxon., UK. pp. 257-280.

  5. DODD, J.C., BODDINGTON, C.L, RODRIGUEZ, A., GONZALEZ-CHAVEZ, C. & MANSUR, I. (2000) Mycelium of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) from different genera: form, function and detection. Plant and Soil 226:131-151.

  6. JEFFRIES, P. & DODD, J.C. (2000) Molecular Ecology of Mycorrhizal Fungi. In: Applied Microbial Systematics Eds. Priest, F.G., Goodfellow, M. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. pp. 73-105.

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Prof.Dr. Şükran ÇAKLI

Prof.Dr. Şükran ÇAKLI WG Member

Prof.Dr. Şükran ÇAKLI

WG Member

Prof.Dr. Şükran ÇAKLI

Country: Turkey

Institution: Ege UniversityFisheries Faculty Department of Fisheries and Seafood Processing

Email: sukrancakli@gmail.com

Website: http://egefish.ege.edu.tr/

Key investigations:

  • Seafood Processıng Technology

  • Quality Control

  • By products

  • Seafood bioactives

  • Algal-bioproducts

Key publications:

  • Dincer,T, Cadun A, Aydin I, Metin C., Çaklı S. Determination of the tissue distribution of PPO on Caramote Prawn (Melicertus kerathurus, Forskal, 1755)& Jinga Shrimp (Metapenaeus affinis, H.Milne Edwards, 1837) caught from Izmir. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technolohy. Volume: 24 Issue: 4 Pages: 378-385 (2015).

  • Tolasa, Ş., C.M. Lee, ve Ş. Çaklı, ‘Physical and Oxidative Stabilization of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Surimi Gels’, Journal of Food Science, 75 (3), 305-310 (2010).

  • Ş. Çaklı, B. Kılınç, T. Dinçer ve Ş. Tolasa, ‘ Shelf Life of New Culture Specie (Diplodus puntazzo) in Refrigerator ’. Journal Of Muscle Foods, 19(3),315-332 (2008).

  • Çaklı, S., B. Kılınç, A. Cadun, T. Dinçer ve Ş. Tolasa, ‘Effects of Gutting and Ungutting on Microbiological, Chemical and Sensory properties of Aquacultured Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) and Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax ) Stored in Ice’, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 46 (7), 519-527 (2006)

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Dr Esra IMAMOGLU

Dr Esra IMAMOGLU WG Member

Dr Esra IMAMOGLU

WG Member

Dr Esra IMAMOGLU

Country: Turkey

Institution: Ege University

Email: esraimamoglu@yahoo.com

Website: http://akademik.ege.edu.tr/?q=tr/bilgiler&id=4256

Key investigations:

  • Antioxidants

  • PUFAs

  • Pigments

Key publications:

  • Imamoglu E., Demirel Z., Dalay M.C., 2015, Process optimization and modeling for the cultivation of Nannochloropsis sp. and Tetraselmis striata via response surface methodology, Journal of Phycology, 51: 442-453.

  • Demirel Z., Imamoglu E., Dalay M.C., 2015, Fatty acid profile and lipid content of Cylindrotheca closterium cultivated in air-lift photobioreactor, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90(12): 2290-2296.

  • Imamoglu E., Demirel Z., Dalay M.C., 2014, Evaluation of culture conditions of locally isolated Dunaliella salina strain EgeMacc-024, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 92:22-24.

  • Imamoglu E., Dalay M.C, Sukan F.V., 2009, Influences of Different Stress Media and High Light Intensities on Accumulation of Astaxanthin in the Green Alga Haematococcus pluvialis, New Biotechnology, 26: ¾, 199-204.

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Amparo Lopez Rubio

Amparo Lopez Rubio WG Member

Amparo Lopez Rubio

WG Member

Amparo Lopez Rubio

Country: Spain

Institution: Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC)

Email: amparo.lopez@iata.csic.es

Website: www.iata.csic.es 

Key investigations:

  • Development of materials for food applications
  • Bioactive micro- and nanoencapsulation
  • Structure-function correlation studies

Key publications:

  • G. Gómez-Mascaraque, A. López-Rubio* (2016). Protein-based emulsion electrosprayed micro- and submicroparticles for the encapsulation and stabilization of thermosensitive hydrophobic bioactives. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 465, 259-270.
  • G. Gómez-Mascaraque, J.M. Lagaron, A. Lopez-Rubio* (2015). Electrosprayed gelatin submicroparticles as edible carriers for the encapsulation of polyphenols of interest in functional foods. Food Hydrocolloids 49, pp.42-52.
  • Martínez-Sanz, A. López-Rubio, J.M. Lagaron (2012). Optimization of the dispersion of unmodified bacterial cellulose nanowhiskers into polylactide via melt compounding to significantly enhance barrier and mechanical properties. Biomacromolecules, 13, 3887-3899.
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Jelena Prodanović

Jelena Prodanović WG Member

Jelena Prodanović

WG Member

Jelena Prodanović

Country: Serbia

Institution: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad

Email: jejap@uns.ac.rs

Key investigations:

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Natural coagulants from plant sources for water and wastewater treatment

Key publications:

  • Mirjana G. Antov, Marina B. Šćiban, Jelena M. Prodanović: Evaluation of the efficiency of natural coagulant obtained by ultrafiltration of common bean seed extract in water turbidity removal, Ecological Engineering, 49, 48-52, (2012).
  • Dragana V. Kukić, Marina B. Šćiban, Jelena M. Prodanović, Aleksandra N. Tepić, Mirjana A. Vasić: Extracts of fava bean (Vicia faba) seeds as natural coagulants, Ecological Engineering, 84, 229-232, (2015).
  • Jelena M. Prodanović, Vesna M. Vasić: Application of membrane processes for distillery wastewater purification – a review, Desalination and Water Treatment, 51(16-18), 3325-3334, (2013).
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Dr F. Gabriel Acién

Dr F. Gabriel Acién WG Member

Dr F. Gabriel Acién

WG Member

Dr F. Gabriel Acién

Country: Spain

Institution: University of Almería

Email: facien@ual.es

Website: http://www.ual.es

Key investigations:

  • “Valorization of wastewaters by usign microalgae/bacteria consortia (EDARSOL)”, Spanish Goverment, 2015-2017.
  • “Management of mine water discharges to mitigate environmental risks for post-mining period”, RFCR-CT-2013-00005, European Project, 2013-2016.
  • “Modeling, simulation and optimization of photobioreactors (MACROBIO)”, Spanish Government, 2016-2018.

Key publications:

  • Claudio Ledda, Andrea Schievano, Barbara Scaglia, Mara Rossoni, Francisco Gabriel Acién Fernández, Fabrizio Adani (2016) Integration of microalgae production with anaerobic digestion of dairy cattle manure: an overall mass and energy balance of the process. Journal of Cleaner Production 112: 103–112.
  • Davide Ippoliti, Cintia Gómez, María del Mar Morales-Amaral, Rossella Pistocchi, J.M. Fernández-Sevilla, F. Gabriel Acién (2016) Modeling of photosynthesis and respiration rate for Isochrysis galbana (T-Iso) and its influence on the production of this strain. Bioresource Technology 203: 71–79.
  • M. Morales-Amaral, C. Gómez-Serrano, F.G. Acién Fernández, J.M. Fernández-Sevilla, E. Molina-Grima (2015) Outdoor production of Scenedesmus sp. in thin-layer and raceway reactors using centrate from anaerobic digestion as the sole nutrient source. Algal Research 12: 99–108.
  • López-González, M. Puig-Gamero, F.G. Acién, F. Cuadra, J.L. Valverde, L. Sanchez-Silva (2015) Energetic, economic and environmental assessment of the pyrolysis and combustion of microalgae and their oils. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 51: 1752-1770.
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Dr Vedat Yilmaz

Dr Vedat Yilmaz WG Member

Dr Vedat Yilmaz

WG Member

Dr Vedat Yilmaz

Country: Turkey

Institution: Artvin Coruh University

Email: vedatyilmaz@artvin.edu.tr

Key investigations:

  • biogas
  • microalgae
  • renewable energy
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Dr Marko Dolinar

Dr Marko Dolinar WG Member

Dr Marko Dolinar

WG Member

Dr Marko Dolinar

Country: Slovenia

Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Email: marko.dolinar@fkkt.uni-lj.si

Websites:

Faculty: http://www.fkkt.uni-lj.si/en/
Group: http://bit.do/cyanoFCCT

Key investigations:

  • Synthetic biology toolbox for cyanobacteria
  • Biosafety of GM cyanobacteria
  • Microbial toxin – antitoxin systems
  • Programmed cell death of cyanobacteria
  • Cyanobacterial biotechnology
  • DNA barcoding of microalgae

Key publications:

  • Klemenčič, M. Dolinar (2016) Orthocaspase and toxin-antitoxin loci rubbing shoulders in the genome of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806. Current Genetics (in press), doi: 10.1007/s00294-016-0582-6.
  • Čelešnik, A. Tanšek, A. Tahirović, A. Vižintin, J. Mustar,V. Vidmar, M. Dolinar (2016) Biosafety of biotechnologically important microalgae: intrinsic suicide switch implementation in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biology Open (accepted for publication)
  • Klemenčič, M. Novinec, M. Dolinar (2015) Orthocaspases are proteolytically active prokaryotic caspase homologues: the case of Microcystis aeruginosa. Mol Microbiol 98:142–150, doi: 10.1111/mmi.13110.
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Dr Senka Vidovic

Dr Senka Vidovic WG Member

Dr Senka Vidovic

WG Member

Dr Senka Vidovic

Country: Serbia

Institution: Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad

Email: senka.curcin@yahoo.com

Website: www.tf.uns.ac.rs

Key investigations:

  • Supercritical CO2 extraction of bioactive compounds
  • Subcritical water extraction of bioactive compounds
  • Green extraction technologies
  • Spray drying and powders production
  • Agricultural and food waste utilization

Key publications:

  • Vladić J., Ambrus R., Szabó-Révész P, Vasića V., Cvejina A., Pavlić B., Vidović S.*. Recycling of filter tea industry by-products: production of A. millefolium powder using spray drying technique. Industrial Crops and Products, 80, 197–206, 2016.
  • Tomšik A., Pavlić B., Vladić J., Ramić M., Brindzad J., Vidović S.*. Optimization of ultrasound-assisted extraction of bioactive compounds from wild garlic (Allium ursinum L.). Ultrasonic Sonochemistry, 29, 502-511, 2016.
  • Cvjetko Bubalo M., Vidović S., Radojčić Redovniković I., Jokić S. Green Solvents for Green Technologies. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90, 1631–1639, 2015.
  • Vidović S., Zeković Z., Marošanović B., Pandurević Todorović M., Vladić J. Influence of pre-treatments on yield, chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Satureja montana extracts obtained by supercritical carbon dioxide. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 95, 468–473, 2014.
  • Vidović S., Vladić J., Vaštag Z., Zeković Z., Popović Lj. Maltodextrin as a carrier of health benefit compounds in Satureja montana dry powder extract obtained by spray drying technique. Powder Technology, 258, 209-2015, 2014
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Ms Lorenza Ferro

Ms Lorenza Ferro WG Member

Ms Lorenza Ferro

WG Member

Ms Lorenza Ferro

Country: Sweden

Institution: Umeå University

Email: lorenza.ferro@umu.se

Website: http://solarfuels.eu/?page_id=2398

Key investigations:

  • Growth of Swedish microalgae on municipal and industrial wastewaters
  • Adaptation of Swedish microalgae to the nordic climate
  • Phototrophic-eterotrophic microorganisms interactions and population dinamics in wastewater

Key publications:

  • Lorenza Ferro, Francesco Gentili, Christiane Funk. Selection and characterization of Swedish microalgal strains adapted to the Nordic climate for biomass production and wastewater reclamation // Abstract paper presented at UREM 2016 (Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting) 24-25 March 2016, Umeå University, Sweden.
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Dr Triantafyllos Kaloudis

Dr Triantafyllos Kaloudis WG Member

Dr Triantafyllos Kaloudis

WG Member

Dr Triantafyllos Kaloudis

Country: Greece

Institution: CYANOCOST Action (COST ES 1105)  – EYDAP SA

Email:

t_kaloudis@ath.forthnet.gr

t_kaloudis@icloud.com

kaloudis@eydap.gr

 

Website (CYANOCOST): http://www.cyanocost.com

Facebook (CYANOCOST): http://www.facebook.com/CYANOCOST

Twitter (CYANOCOST): https://twitter.com/CYANOCOST

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/triantafyllos-kaloudis/26/28/268

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Triantafyllos_Kaloudis

Google Scholar Citations: http://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=EiIHSK0AAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1909-0256Scopus

Author ID: 16304201900 

 

Key investigations:

  • Identification and analysis of cyanotoxins and cyanobacteria bioactive metabolites.
  • Water treatment (Advanced Oxidation Processes) for removal of cyanotoxins and other emerging pollutants
  • Water quality, quality systems, optimization of processes.

Key publications:

  • Faassen et al. (2016), “A Collaborative Evaluation of LC-MS/MS Based Methods for BMAA Analysis: Soluble Bound BMAA Found to Be an Important Fraction.” Marine Drugs, 14, 45. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md14030045
  • Fotiou et al (2016), “Assessment of the roles of reactive oxygen species in the UV and visible light photocatalytic degradation of cyanotoxins and water taste and odor compounds using C-TiO2”, Water Research, 90, 52-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.12.006
  • Kaloudis et al. (2013), “Determination of microcystins and nodularin (cyanobacterial toxins) in water by LC–MS/MS. Monitoring of Lake Marathonas, a water reservoir of Athens, Greece”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 263(1), pp. 105-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.07.036
  • De la Cruz et al. (2013), “A review on cylindrospermopsin: the global occurrence, detection, toxicity and degradation of a potent cyanotoxin”, Environ. Science: Processes Impacts, 15, pp. 1979-2003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3EM00353A
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Dr Anabela Raymundo

Dr Anabela Raymundo WG Member

Dr Anabela Raymundo

WG Member

Dr Anabela Raymundo

Country: Portugal

Institution: University of Lisbon – Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Email: anabraymundo@isa.ulisboa.pt

Website: https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae as food ingreedients
  • Food Rheology
  • Cereal Thecnology

Key publications:

  • RAYMUNDO, A.; GOUVEIA, L.; BATISTA, A.P.; EMPIS, J.; SOUSA, I. (2005). Fat mimetic capacity of Chlorella vulgaris biomass in oil-in-water food emulsions stabilised by pea protein. Food Research International, 38: 961-965. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2005.02.016)
  • Fradique, M., Batista, A. P., Nunes, M. C., Gouveia, L., Bandarra, N., Raymundo, A. (2010). Incorporation of Chlorella vulgaris and Spirulina maxima biomass in pasta products. Part 1: Preparation and evaluation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90: 1656–1664. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jsfa.3999/pdf)
  • FRADIQUE, M., BATISTA, A.P., NUNES, M.C., GOUVEIA, L., BANDARRA,N., RAYMUNDO, A. (2013). Isochrysis galbana and Diacronema vlkianum biomass incorporation in pasta products as PUFA’s source. LWT – Food Science and Technology. 50: 312 -319 (doi:10.1016/j.lwt.2012.05.006)
  • BATISTA, AP; GOUVEIA, L; BANDARRA, NM,; FRANCO, JM; RAYMUNDO, A. (2013). Comparison of microalgal biomass profiles as novel functional ingredient for food products. Algal Research-Biomass Biofuels And Bioproducts: 2: (2): 164- 173)(DOI:1016/j.algal.2013.01.004)
  • RAMOS, S., FRADINHO, P., MATA, P., RAYMUNDO A. (2016) Assessing gelling properties of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) flour through rheological characterisation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. DOI 10.1002/jsfa.7971
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Dr Marta Martinez Sanz

Dr Marta Martinez Sanz WG Member

Dr Marta Martinez Sanz

WG Member

Dr Marta Martinez Sanz

Country: Spain

Institution: Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC)

Email: mmartinez@iata.csic.es

Website: https://www.iata.csic.es

Key investigations:

  • Extraction and characterisation of cellulose from different resources
  • Development of biobased nanocomposite materials
  • Investigation of cellulose interactions with plant cell wall components
  • Application of scattering techniques to study the structure of biopolymers

 Key publications:

  • Martínez-Sanz, D. Mikkelsen, B. Flanagan, M.J. Gidley, E.P. Gilbert (2016) Multi-scale model for the hierarchical architecture of native cellulose hydrogels. Carbohydrate Polymers 147, 542-555.
  • Martínez-Sanz, P. Lopez-Sanchez, M.J. Gidley, E.P. Gilbert (2015) Evidence for differential interaction mechanism of plant cell wall matrix polysaccharides in hierarchically-structured bacterial cellulose. Cellulose, 22, 1541-1563.
  • Martínez-Sanz, A. López-Rubio, J.M. Lagaron (2012). Optimization of the dispersion of unmodified bacterial cellulose nanowhiskers into polylactide via melt compounding to significantly enhance barrier and mechanical properties. Biomacromolecules, 13, 3887-3899.
  • Martínez-Sanz, A. Lopez-Rubio, J.M. Lagaron (2011) Optimization of the nanofabrication by acid hydrolysis of bacterial cellulose nanowhiskers. Carbohydrate Polymers, 85, 228-236.
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Dr Luis Serrano

Dr Luis Serrano WG Member

Dr Luis Serrano

WG Member

Dr Luis Serrano

Country: Spain

Institution: University of Cordoba

Email: iq3secal@uco.es

Website: http://www.uco.es

Key investigations:

  • Biomass biorefinery towards high added value products
  • Biomaterials from agricultural residues
  • Extraction, separation and purification of cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin
  • Nanocellulose production, characterization and functionalization
  • Depolymerisation of lignocellulosic biomass by homogoneus/heterogeneous catalysis
  • Biomass decomposition by microwave/ultrasound technology
  • Pulp and paper production from alternative raw materials
  • Wood chemistry

Key publications:

  • Raquel Martini, Luis Serrano, Silvia Barbosa, Jalel Labidi. Antifungal cellulose by capsaicin surface grafting. Cellulose. 21 – 3, pp. 1909 – 1919 (2014).
  • Luis Serrano, Itziar Egües, Maria González, Rodrigo Llano-Ponte, Jalel Labidi. Miscanthus sinensis fractionation by different reagents. Chemical Engineering Journal. 156 – 1, pp. 49 – 55 (2010).
  • Ana Toledano, Luis Serrano, Jalel Labidi, Antonio Pineda, Alina M. Balu, Rafael Luque. Heterogeneously catalysed mild hydrogenolytic depolymerisation of lignin under microwave irradiation with hydrogen-donating solvents. ChemCatChem. 5 – 4, pp. 977 – 985 (2013).
  • Rodrigo Briones, Layla Torres, Yanina Saravia, Luis Serrano, Jalel Labidi. Liquefied agricultural residues for film elaboration. Industrial Crops and Products. 78, pp. 19 – 28 (2015).
  • Eduardo Robles, Iñaki Urruzola, Jalel Labidi, Luis Serrano. Surface-modified nano-cellulose as reinforcement in poly(lactic acid) to conform new composites. Industrial Crops and Products. 71, pp. 44 – 53 (2015).
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