Working Group 4

Valorisation of intermediates and subproducts

The aim of this WG is the development of valorization methods from intermediates and sub-products of microalgal biomass from previous valorization processes. The WG will focus in the optimal valorization process to obtain useful products as food and feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, as well as liquid and gaseous energy carriers. Integration of different processes will be analysed to maximize the products yield while minimizing the releasing of wastes.

Working Group Leader and Subleaders

Dr Senka Vidovic

Dr Senka Vidovic WG4 Leader

Dr Senka Vidovic

WG4 Leader

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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Dr. Roberta Congestri

Dr. Roberta Congestri Sub-Leader WG4

Dr. Roberta Congestri

Sub-Leader WG4

Dr. Roberta Congestri

Country: Italy

Institution: Laboratory of Biology of Algae, Department of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Email: roberta.congestri@uniroma2.it

Website: http://bio.uniroma2.it/roberta-congestri/

Key investigations:

  • Taxonomy, ecophysiology and ultrastructure of microalgae and cyanobacteria in phytoplankton and phototrophic biofilms: image analysis techniques for automatic identification and quantification of toxic and bloom forming cyanobacteria, structural, 3-dimensional, and spectral analysis of biofilms by confocal microscopy
  • Phototrophic biofilms in wastewater treatment plants: structure and function and application in effluent remediation
  • Biofouling monitoring and control in industrial systems
  • Mass cultivation of selected cyanobacteria and microalgae in suspended and attached growth systems at different scale: biomass and bio-compound yields, automated in vivo monitoring of product accumulation by image analysis, multiple extraction
  • Diatom frustule photonics and micro-mechanics, pore patterns and silica nanostructures for nanotechnology and photonics application
  • Intensive cultures of diatom strains for biosilica and EPS (ExoPolymeric Substances) exploitation coupled to biomass utilization for biodiesel extraction

Key publications:

  • Congestri R, Di Pippo F, De Philippis R, Buttino I, Paradossi G, Albertano P – 2006 Seasonal succession of phototrophic biofilms in an Italian wastewater treatment plant: biovolume, spatial structure and exopolysaccharides. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 45 (3): 301-312.
  • Di Pippo F, Bohn A, Congestri R, De Philippis R, Albertano P 2009 – Capsular polysaccharides of cultured phototrophic biofilms. Biofouling 25: 495-504
  • Di Caprio G, Coppola G , De Stefano L, De Stefano M, Antonucci A, Congestri R, De Tommasi E 2014 – Shedding light on diatom photonics by means of digital holography. Journal of Biophotonics 7(5): 341-350.
  • Ferrara MA, Dardano P, De Stefano L, Rea I, Coppola G, Rendina I, Congestri R, Antonucci A, De Stefano M, De Tommasi E 2014 – Optical properties of diatom nanostructured biosilica in Arachnoidiscus sp: micro-optics from mother nature. PlosOne 9(7): e103750. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.
  • Lamastra FR, De Angelis R, Antonucci A, Salvatori D, Prosposito P, Casalboni M, Congestri R, Melino S, Nanni F 2014 – Polymer composite random lasers based on diatom frustules as scatterers RSC Advances 4 (106): 61809-61816
  • Di Pippo F, Ellwood NTW, Guzzon A, Bohn A, Congestri R 2014 – Diversity and biomass accumulation in cultured phototrophic biofilms European Journal of Phycology 49 (3):384-394.
  • Lvova L, Guanais Gonçalves, Petropoulos CK, Micheli L, Volpe G, Kirsanov D, Legin A, Viaggiu E, Congestri R, Guzzella L, Pozzoni F, Di Natale C, Paolesse R 2016 – Electronic Tongue for microcystin screening in waters Biosensors & Bioelectronics DOI:1016/j.bios.2016.01.050
  • Gismondi A, Di Pippo F, Bruno L, Antonaroli S, Congestri R 2016 – Phosphorus removal coupled to bioenergy production by three cyanobacterial isolates in a biofilm dynamic growth system International Journal of Phytoremediation DOI:1080/15226514.2016.1156640

 

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Working Group Members

Dr Luísa Gouveia

Dr Luísa Gouveia WG Member

Dr Luísa Gouveia

WG Member

Dr Luísa Gouveia

Country: Portugal

Institution: LNEG – National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, IP.

Email: luisa.gouveia@lneg.pt

Website: www.lneg.pt  

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae_food_ feed
  • Lipid and pigment induction
  • Biofuel-based microalgae (H2, biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel)
  • Wastewater treatment
  • CO2 mitigation
  • Supercritical CO2 extraction of bioactive high-value compounds from microalgae
  • Microalgae biomass harvesting
  • Microalgae Biorefineries
  • Life Cycle Analysis

 

 Key publications:

  • Gouveia, L.; Oliveira, C. (2009). Microalgae as a raw material for biofuels production. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 36, 269-274.
  • Gouveia, L.; Marques, A.; Silva, T.L.; Reis, A. (2009). Neochloris oleabundans UTEX # 1185: a suitable renewable lipid source for biofuel production. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 36, 821-826.
  • Miranda J.R.; Passarinho P.C.; Gouveia L. (2012). Bioethanol production from Scenedesmus obliquus sugars: the influence of photobioreactors and culture conditions on biomass production. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 96, 555-564.
  • Marques, A. E.; Barbosa, T.A.; Jotta, J.; Tamagnini, P.; Gouveia, L. (2011). Biohydrogen production by Anabaena PCC 7120 wild-type and mutants under different conditions: Light, Nickel and CO2. Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy 35, 4426-4434. 
  • Batista, A.P.; Moura, P.; A.S.S. Marques, P.A.S.S.; Ortigueira, J.; Alves, L.; Gouveia, L. (2014). Scenedesmus obliquus as a feedstock for bio-hydrogen production by Enterobacter aerogenes and Clostridium butyricum by dark fermentation. Fuel 117, 537-543.
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Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo WG Member

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo

WG Member

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo

Country: Italy

Institution: Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi del CNR

Email: torzillo@ise.cnr.it

Website: http://www3.ise.cnr.it

Key investigations:

  • Microalgal biotechnology
  • Microalgal physiology
  • Photobiological hydrogen production
  • Bioenergy
  • Photobioreactors

 Key publications:

  • Silva M., Torzillo G. (2012). Nitrogen and phosphorus removal through laboratory batch cultures of Chlorella vulgaris and cyanobacterium Plankthotrix isothrix grown as monoalgal and as co-cultures. J. Appl. Phycol. 24: 267-276.
  • Scoma A., Giannelli L Faraloni C., Torzillo G. (2012). Outdoor H2 production in a 50-liter tubular photobioreactor by means of a sulfur-deprived culture of the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii . J. Biotechnol. 157::620-627
  • Scoma A., Giannelli L Faraloni C., Torzillo G. (2012) Sustained H2 production in a Chlamydomonas. reinhardii D1 protein mutant. J. Biotechnol. 157: 613-619;
  • Scarsella M., Torzillo G., Cicci A., Belotti G., De Filippis P., Bravi M. (2012). Mechanical stress tolerance of two microalgae. Process Biochemistry 47/11:1606-1614.
  • Samori C., Torri C., Fabbri D., Falini G., Faraloni C., Galletti P., Spera S., Taglisavini E., Torzillo G. (2012). Unusual catalysts from molasses: synthesis, properties and application in obtaining of biofuels from algae. ChemSusChem 5: 1501-1512.
  • Adessi A., Torzillo G. Baccetti E., De Philippis R. (2012). Sustained outdoor H2 production with Rhodopseudomonas palustris cultures in a 50 L tubular photobioreactor. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37: 8840-8849.
  • Torzillo G., Faraloni C., Silva A.M., Kopecky J., Pilny J., Masojidek J. (2012). Photoacclimation of Phaeodactlylum tricornutum (Bacillariophyceae) cultures grown outdoors in photobioreactors and open ponds. Eur J Phycol. 47: 169-181.
  • Giannelli L., Torzillo G. (2012). Hydrogen production with the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii grown in a compact tubular photobioreactor immersed in a scattering nanoparticle suspension. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 37: 16951-16961.
  • Silva Benavides A. M., Torzillo G., Kopecky J., Masojidek J. (2013) Productivity and biochemical composition of Phaeodactlylum tricornutum (Bacillariophyceae) cultures grown outdoors in tubular photobioreactors and open ponds. Biomass and Bioenergy 54:115-122.
  • Arias-Peñaranda M. T., Cristiani-Urbina E., Montes-Horcasitas, C.,  Esparza-Garcı́a F, Torzillo G., Cañizares-Villanueva, R.O. (2013). Scenedesmus incrassatulus CLHE-Si01: a potential source of renewable lipid for high quality biodiesel production. Bioresource Technolology. 140: 158-164.
  • Faraloni C., Torzillo G. (2013). Xanthophyll cycle induction by anaerobic conditions under low light in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Appl. Phycol. 25: 1457-1471.
  • Martínez-Roldán A.J., Perales-Vela H.V., Cañizares-Villanueva R.O., Torzillo G. (2014). Physiological response of Nannochloropsis sp., to saline stress in laboratory bath cultures. J. Appl. Phycol. 26:115-121
  • Torzillo G., Scoma A., Faraloni C., Giannelli L. (2014) Advances in the biotechnology of hydrogen production with the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Crit. Review in Biotechnol. DOI: 10.3109/07388551.2014.900734.
  • Oncel S.S., Kose A., Faraloni C., Imamoglu E., Elibol M., Torzillo G., Vardan Sukan F. (2014). Biohydrogen production using mutant strains of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: The effects of light intensity and illumination patterns. Biochem Eng. J. 92: 47-52.
  • Oncel S.S., Kose A., Faraloni C., Imamoglu E., Elibol M., Torzillo G., Vardan Sukan F. (2015). Biohydrogen production with the model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: A simulation of environmental conditions for outdoor experiments. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.12.121.
  • Stojkovic D., Torzillo G., Faraloni C., Valant M. (2015) Hydrogen production by sulfur-deprived TO2-encapsulated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40:3201-3206.

 

Chapter in books:

  • Torzillo G. Vonshak A., (2013). Environmental stress physiology with reference to mass cultures. In: Handbook of Microalgal Cultures (Richmond A., Hu Q. Eds.). Blackwell Science Ltd. Oxford.
  • Torzillo G., Seibert M. Hydrogen production by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (2013) Handbook of Microalgal Cultures (Richmond A., Hu Q. Eds.). Blackwell Science Ltd. Oxford.

 

 

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Dr Leen Bastiaens

Dr Leen Bastiaens WG Member

Dr Leen Bastiaens

WG Member

Dr 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.

 

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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 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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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 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 Silvia Bolado

Dr Silvia Bolado WG Member

Dr Silvia Bolado

WG Member

Dr Silvia Bolado

Country: Spain

Institution: University of Valladolid. Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology Department

Email: silvia@iq.uva.es

Website: http://iqtma.uva.es/envtech/

Key investigations:

  • Biofuels production from lignocellulosic materials and wastes: Biogas, ethanol, butanol
  • Microalgae valorization
  • Biomass materials pretreatment: Thermal, chemical, thermo-chemical, ozonolysis, steam explosion, AFEX
  • Research in Enzymes and Fermentation Products.
  • Removal of contaminants from wastewater and soil.
  • Adsorption and Crystallization Processes
  • Chemical Process Technology: Separation and Reaction Processes

 Key publications:

  • Travaini, E. Barrado, S. Bolado-Rodríguez. 2016. Effect of ozonolysis pretreatment parameters on the sugar release, ozone consumption and ethanol production from sugarcane bagasse. Bioresource Technology. 214 pp 150-158.
  • Bolado Rodriguez; C. Toquero; J. Martín Juárez; R. Travaini; P. A. Garcia Encina. 2016. Effect of thermal, acid, alkaline and alkaline-peroxide pretreatments on the biochemical methane potential and kinetics of the anaerobic digestion of wheat straw and sugarcane bagasse. Bioresource Technology. 201, pp. 182 -190.
  • Travaini; J. Martin Juárez; A. Lorenzo Hernando; S. Bolado Rodriguez. 2016. Ozonolysis: An advantageous pretreatment for lignocellulosic biomass revisited. Bioresource Technology. 199, pp. 2 – 12.
  • de Cassia Pereira; R. Travaini; N. Paganini Marqués; S. Bolado Rodriguez; D.Alonso Bocchini Martins. 2016. Saccharification of ozonated sugarcane bagasse using enzymes from Myceliophthora. Bioresource Technolgy. 204 pp 122-129.
  • E. Taboada; M. Claros; E. Flores; T. Graber; S. Bolado Rodriguez. 2015. The effect of 2-propanol,ferrous sulfate and copper chloride on the solubility and physicochemical properties of acidic copper sulfate solutions at 298.15 K..Fluid Phase Equilibria. 391, pp. 78 – 84.
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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 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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Dr Piotr Oleskowicz-Popiel

Dr Piotr Oleskowicz-Popiel WG Member

Dr Piotr Oleskowicz-Popiel

WG Member

Dr Piotr Oleskowicz-Popiel

Country: Poland

Institution: Institute of Environmental Engineering, Poznan University of Technology

Email: piotr.oleskowicz-popiel@put.poznan.pl

Website: www.bioref.put.poznan.pl

Key investigations:

  • Principal Investigator: Caprobiome – Production of caproic acid with microbiome. National Centre for Research and Development, LIDER/013/261/L-5/13/NCBR/2014, (2015-2018)
  • Principal Investigator: MixFerment – Influence of external factors in catabolic pathways in mixed-culture fermetnation. National Science Centre, 2012/05/D/ST8/02289, (2012-2015)
  • Mixed culture fermentation, anaerobic digestion, biorefinery

Key publications:

  • Jankowska E., Chwialkowska J., Stodolny M., Oleskowicz-Popiel P.: Volatile fatty acids production during mixed culture fermentation – the impact of substrate complexity and pH. Chemical Engineering Journal 2017, 326, 901-910.
  • Jankowska E., Chwialkowska J., Stodolny M., Oleskowicz-Popiel P.: Effect of pH and retention time on volatile fatty acids production during mixed culture fermentation. Bioresource Technology 2015, 190:274-280.
  • Klein-Marcuschamer D., Oleskowicz-Popiel P., Simmons B.A., Blanch H.W.: The challenge of enzyme cost in the production of lignocellulosic biofuels. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2012, 109, 1083-1087
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Dr Giorgos Markou

Dr Giorgos Markou WG Member

Dr Giorgos Markou

WG Member

Dr Giorgos Markou

Country: Greece

Institution: Agricultural University of Athens

Email: markoug@aua.gr

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Giorgos_Markou

Key investigations:

  • Biomass
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Biofuels

Key publications:

  • Markou, G., Nerantzis, E. 2013. Microalgae for high-value compounds and biofuels production: A review with focus on cultivation under stress conditions. Biotechnol. Adv., 31, 1532-1542.
  • Markou, G., Vandamme, D., Muylaert, K. 2014. Microalgal and cyanobacterial cultivation: The supply of nutrients. Water Res., 65, 186-202.
  • Markou, G., Vandamme, D., Muylaert, K. 2014. Using natural zeolite for ammonia sorption from wastewater and as nitrogen releaser for the cultivation of Arthrospira platensis. Bioresour. Technol., 155, 373-378.
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Dr. Maria Hayes

Dr. Maria Hayes WG Member

Dr. Maria Hayes

WG Member

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 AYSENUR UGURLU

Dr AYSENUR UGURLU WG Member

Dr AYSENUR UGURLU

WG Member

Dr AYSENUR UGURLU

Country : Turkey

Institution : Hacettepe University

Email: ugurlu@hacettepe.edu.tr

Website: http://www.cevre.hacettepe.edu.tr/english/prs/sayfalar/Aysenur/Aysenur.shtml

Key investigations:

  • Biogas production from wastes
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Nutrient removal from wastewater

Key publications:

  • A. Varol; A. Ugurlu, “Biogas Production from Microalgae (Spirulina platensis) in a Two Stage Anaerobic System”, WAVE
  • Dalkilic, K; Ugurlu, A, “Biogas production from chicken manure at different organic loading rates in a mesophilic-thermopilic two stage anaerobic system”, J BIOSCI BI, V 120, N 3, 315-322, 2015
  • E.Agayev;A.Ugurlu, “Biogas production from Horse Dung”,
  • Kayranli, B; Ugurlu, A, “ASSESSMENT OF METHANOGENIC ACTIVITY AND KINETICS OF ANAEROBIC GRANULAR SLUDGE”, FR ENV BULL, V21, N 8, 2394-2398, 2012
  • Kayranli, B; Ugurlu, A, “Effects of temperature and biomass concentration on the performance of anaerobic sequencing batch reactor treating low strength wastewater”, DESALINATION, V 278, N 1, 77-83, 2011
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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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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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 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 Berat Z. Haznedaroglu

Dr Berat Z. Haznedaroglu WG Member

Dr Berat Z. Haznedaroglu

WG Member

Dr Berat Z. Haznedaroglu

Country: Turkey

Institution: Bogazici University

Email: berat.haznedaroglu@boun.edu.tr

Website: http://web0.boun.edu.tr/berat.haznedaroglu/

Key investigations:

  • Systems biology of cyanobacteria and microalgae
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • High-throughput genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics

Key publications:

  • Ghafari, M., Rashidi, B., ‍‍and Haznedaroglu, B.Z., 2016. “Effects of Macro and Micronutrients on Neutral Lipid Accumulation in Oleaginous Microalgae”, Biofuels, [in press].
  • Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Rismani-Yazdi, H., Allnutt, F. C. T., and Peccia, J., 2016. “Algal Biorefinery for High Value Platform Chemicals”, In Platform Chemical Biorefinery–Future Green Industry (1st Edition), Brar, S.K., Sarma, S.J., and Pakshirajan, K. (Editors), Elsevier, Netherlands [in press].
  • Soh, L., Montazeri, M., Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Kelly, C., Peccia, J., Eckelman, M., and Zimmerman, J., 2014. “Evaluating microalgal integrated biorefinery schemes: Empirical controlled growth studies and life cycle assessment”, Bioresource Technology, 151, 19-27.
  • Peccia, J., Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Gutierrez, J., and Zimmerman, J., 2013. “Nitrogen Supply is an Important Driver of Sustainable Microalgae Biofuel Production”, Trends in Biotechnology, 31(3), 134-138.
  • Rismani-Yazdi*, H., Haznedaroglu, B.Z.*, Hsin, C., and Peccia, J., 2012. “Transcriptomic Analysis of the Oleaginous Microalgae Neochloris oleoabundans Reveals Metabolic Insights into Triacylglyceride Accumulation”, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 5(1), 74 [*Equal contribution].
  • Haznedaroglu, B.Z.*, Reeves, D.*, Rismani-Yazdi, H.*, and Peccia, J., 2012. “Optimization of de novo Transcriptome Assembly from High-Throughput Sequencing Data Improves Functional Annotation for Non-model Organisms”, BMC Bioinformatics, (13), 170. [*Equal contribution].
  • Rismani-Yazdi, H., Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Bibby, K., and Peccia, J., 2011. “Transcriptome Sequencing and Annotation of the Microalgae Dunaliella tertiolecta: Pathway Description and Gene Discovery for Production of Next-generation Biofuels”, BMC Genomics, (12), 148.
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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.grt_kaloudis@icloud.comkaloudis@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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Ms Karina Balina

Ms Karina Balina WG Member

Ms Karina Balina

WG Member

Ms Karina Balina

Country: Latvia

Institution: Riga Technical University, Institute of Energy Systems and Environment

Email: karina.balina@rtu.lv

Website: http://www.videszinatne.lv

Key investigations:

  • Potential use of algae in value added products, algae role in bioeconomy
  • Cultivation of selected algae species in lab conditions.
  • Life Cycle Assessment to evaluate the overall environmental performances of a micro-algae based system.

Key publications:

  • Balina K., Romagnoli F., Blumberga D. Chemical Composition and Potential Use of Fucus Vesiculosus from Gulf of Riga. Energy Procedia, 2016, pp. xx-xx
  • Balina K., Balode M., Blumberga D. Impact of Synthetic Hormone 17α-Ethinylestradiol on Growth of Microalgae Desmodesmus Communis. Agronomy Research, 2015, Vol.13, No.2, pp.445-454
  • Balina K., Romagnoli F., Pastare L., Blumberga D. Use of Macroalgae for Bioenergy Production in Latvia: Review on Potential Availability of Marine Coastline Species. 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 2015, pp.00-00
  • Balina K., Balode M., Putna I. Effects of the Synthetic Hormone 17α-Ethinylestradiol on Aquatic Organisms of Different Trophic Levels. Conference “Environmental Science and education in Latvia and Europe”: theses, 2014, pp.16-17

 

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Dr Alberto Niccolai

Dr Alberto Niccolai WG Member

Dr Alberto Niccolai

WG Member

Dr Alberto Niccolai

Name: 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 Elena Ficara

Dr Elena Ficara WG Member

Dr Elena Ficara

WG Member

Dr Elena Ficara

Country: Italy

Institution: Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA)

Email: elena.ficara@polimi.it  

Websites:

www.fabbricabioenergia.polimi.it/microgate  

http://www.imap-project.it/

Key investigations:

  • MicroGate – Use of MICROalgae to mitiGATE nitrogen pollution from agricultural wastewaters (03/2015 – 07-2017). – Founding: Fondazione Cariplo (fabbricabioenergia.polimi.it/microgate)
  • IMAP – Integration of microalgal based processes in wastewater treatment (IMAP) – Founding: Fondazione Cariplo (06/2016-12/2018) (http://www.imap-project.it/)
  • Il polo delle microalghe (the microalgal knowledge park). – Founding: Fondazione Cariplo (09/2016 – 09/2019)
  • VADEMECUM (VAlorizzazione e DEpurazione di reflui e scarti agroindustriali MEdiante la Creazione di Una bioraffineria a base Microalgale) – Founding: Italian Ministery of University and Research.

Key publications:

  • Marazzi F., Sambusiti C., Monlau F., Cecere S. E., Scaglione D., Barakat A., Mezzanotte V., Ficara E. (2017). A novel option for reducing the optical density of liquid digestate to achieve a more productive microalgal culturing. Algal Research (in press).
  • Marazzi, F., Ficara, E., Fornaroli, R., & Mezzanotte, V. (2017). Factors Affecting the Growth of Microalgae on Blackwater from Biosolid Dewatering. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 228(2), 68.
  • Monlau, F., Sambusiti, C., Ficara, E., Aboulkas, A., Barakat, A., Carrère, H. (2015), New opportunities for agricultural digestate valorization: Current situation and perspectives. Energy and Environmental Science, 8 (9), pp. 2600-2621. 
  • Ficara, E., Uslenghi, A., Basilico, D., Mezzanotte, V. (2014). Growth of microalgal biomass on supernatant from biosolid dewatering. Water Science and Technology, 69 (4), pp. 896-902.
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Dr Viviana Scognamiglio

Dr Viviana Scognamiglio WG Member

Dr Viviana Scognamiglio

WG Member

Dr Viviana Scognamiglio

Country: Italy

Institution: Institute of Crystallography, National Research Council

Email: viviana.scognamiglio@mlib.ic.cnr.it

Website: http://www.ic.cnr.it/icnew/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101&Itemid=101 

Key investigations:

  • physiological characterisation of the green photosynthetic algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for its exploitation in different fields, including nutraceutics, biosensors, and space research;
  • screening of different reinhardtii strains capable to accumulate under external stimuli constitutive and/or induced high levels of carotenoids, as xanthophylls, lutein, and carotenes;
  • design of novel mutant variants genetically modified into the chloroplastic genome to produce synthetic antioxidant peptides;
  • selection of novel genetic variants of reinhardtii able to selectively recognise agrifood and environmental pollutants;
  • design and production of synthetic biological recognition elements (i.e. artificial peptides mimicking D1 protein) for biosensor applications.

Key publications:

  • Zobnina, V., Lambreva, M. D., Rea, G., Campi, G., Antonacci, A., Scognamiglio, V., Giardi, M.T., Polticelli, F. (2016). The plastoquinol–plastoquinone exchange mechanism in photosystem II: insight from molecular dynamics simulations. Photosynthesis Research, 1-16.
  • Scognamiglio, V., Antonacci, A., Lambreva, M.D., Litescu, S.C., Rea, G. (2015) Synthetic biology and biomimetic chemistry as converging technologies fostering a new generation of smart biosensors. Biosensor and Bioelectronics, 74, 1076-1086.
  • Scognamiglio, V., Arduini, F., Palleschi, G., Rea, G. (2014). Biosensing technology for sustainable food safety. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 62, 1-10.
  • Janssen, P.J.D., Lambreva, M.D., Plumeré, N., Bartolucci, C., Antonacci, A., Buonasera, K., Frese, R., Scognamiglio, V., Rea, G. (2014) Photosynthesis at the forefront of a sustainable life. Frontiers in Chemistry: Agricultural Biological Chemistry, 2, 36.
  • Lambreva M.D., Russo D., Polticelli F., Scognamiglio V., Antonacci A., Zobnina V., Campi G., Rea G. (2014) Structure/function/dynamics of Photosystem II plastoquinone binding sites. Current Protein and Peptide Science, 15(4), 285–295.
  • Scognamiglio, V., Stano, P., Polticelli, F., Antonacci, A., Lambreva, M.D., Pochetti, G., Giardi, M.T., Rea G. (2013) Design and biophysical characterization of atrazine sensing peptides mimicking the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii plastoquinone binding niche. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 13108-13115.
  • Scognamiglio, V., Pezzotti, I., Pezzotti, G., Cano, J., Manfredonia, I., Buonasera, K., Rodio, G., Giardi, M. T. (2013). A new embedded biosensor platform based on micro-electrodes array (MEA) technology. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 176, 275-283.
  • Scognamiglio, V., Pezzotti, I., Pezzotti, G., Cano, J., Manfredonia, I., Buonasera, K., Arduini, F., Moscone, D., Palleschi, G., Giardi, M. T. (2012). Towards an integrated biosensor array for simultaneous and rapid multi-analysis of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Analytica Chimica Acta, 751, 161-170.
  • Rea, G., Polticelli, F., Antonacci, A., Scognamiglio, V., Katiyar, P., Kulkarni, S.A., Johanningmeier, U., Giardi, M.T. (2009) Structure-based design of novel Chlamydomonas reinhardtii D1-D2 photosynthetic proteins for herbicide monitoring. Protein Science, 18(10), 2139-51.
  • Giardi, M.T., Scognamiglio, V., Rea, G., Rodio, G., Antonacci, A., Lambreva, M., Pezzotti, G., Johanningmeier, U. (2009) Optical biosensors for environmental monitoring based on computational and biotechnological tools for engineering the photosynthetic D1 protein of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 25(2), 294-300.
  • Scognamiglio, V., Raffi, D., Lambreva, M., Rea, G., Tibuzzi, A., Pezzotti, G., Johanningmeier, U., Giardi, M.T. (2009) Chlamydomonas reinhardtii genetic variants as probes for fluorescence sensing system in detection of pollutants. Anal Bioanal Chem. 394(4), 1081-1087.
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Prof. Koenraad Muylaert

Prof. Koenraad Muylaert WG Member

Prof. Koenraad Muylaert

WG Member

Prof. Koenraad Muylaert

Country: Belgium

Institution: Aquatic Biology Lab, KU Leuven campus Kortrijk, KU Leuven University

Email: koenraad.muylaert@kuleuven.be

Website: www.kuleuven-kortrijk.be/biology

Key investigations:

  • Harvesting of microalgae based on flocculation (alkaline flocculation, bio-based flocculants)

  • Production of poly-unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants from microalgae

  • Production of the natural pigment phycocyanin in Arthrospira

  • Control of grazers in microalgal cultures

  • Microalgae-based phosphorus removal and recovery from wastewaters

 

Key publications:

  • Vandamme, D., Beuckels, A., Vadelius, E., Depraetere, O., Noppe, W., Dutta, A., Foubert, I., Laurens, L. & Muylaert, K. (2016). Inhibition of alkaline flocculation by algal organic matter for Chlorella vulgaris. Water research, 88, 301-307.

  • Eyley, S., Vandamme, D., Lama, S., Van den Mooter, G., Muylaert, K., & Thielemans, W. (2015). CO 2 controlled flocculation of microalgae using pH responsive cellulose nanocrystals. Nanoscale, 7(34), 14413-14421.

  • Depraetere, O., Pierre, G., Deschoenmaeker, F., Badri, H., Foubert, I., Leys, N., Wattiez, R. & Muylaert, K. (2015). Harvesting carbohydrate-rich Arthrospira platensis by spontaneous settling. Bioresource technology, 180, 16-21.

  • Beuckels, A., Smolders, E., & Muylaert, K. (2015). Nitrogen availability influences phosphorus removal in microalgae-based wastewater treatment. Water research, 77, 98-106.

  • Vandamme, D., Foubert, I., & Muylaert, K. (2013). Flocculation as a low-cost method for harvesting microalgae for bulk biomass production. Trends in biotechnology, 31(4), 233-239.



 

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Dr. Raúl Muñoz

Dr. Raúl Muñoz WG Member

Dr. Raúl Muñoz

WG Member

Dr. Raúl Muñoz

Country: Spain

Institution: Dpt. of Chemical Engineering and Enviromental Technology, University of Valladolid (UVa)

Email: mutora@iq.uva.es

Websites: http://envtech.uva.es/ http://gastreatment-microalgaeresearchgroup.blogspot.com.es/

Key investigations:

Principal Investigator (UVa) Project title: “Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater” European Union Horizon2020 program. Water 1b-2015 (2016-2019)


Integral valorization of SANDACH: Evaluation of the potential of microalgae for nutrient recovery from digestate. BIOGAS FUEL CELL S.A. (2015)

Key publications:

Posadas E, Serejo M, Blanco S, Perez R, Garcia-Encina P, Muñoz R (2015) Minimization of Biomethane Oxygen Concentration during Biogas Upgrading in Algal-Bacterial Photobioreactors. Algal Research. 12: 221-229

Alcántara C, Dominguez J, García D, Blanco S, Perez R, Garcia-Encina P, Muñoz R (2015) Evaluation of wastewater treatment in a novel anoxic-aerobic algal-bacterial photobioreactor with biomass recycling through carbon and nitrogen mass balances. Bioresource Technology 191: 173-186.

Serejo M, Posadas E, Boncz M, Blanco S, Garcia-Encina P, Muñoz R (2015) Influence of biogas flow rate on biomass composition during the optimization of biogas upgrading in microalgal-bacterial processes. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(5): 3228-3236.

Posadas E, Morales M.M, Gomez C, Acien-Fernandez G, Muñoz R (2015) Influence of pH and CO2 source on the performance of microalgae-based secondary domestic wastewater treatment in outdoors pilot raceways. Chemical Engineering Journal. 265: 239-248.

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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: https://goo.gl/49hf29

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 Cristina González-Fernández

Dr Cristina González-Fernández WG Member

Dr Cristina González-Fernández

WG Member

Dr Cristina González-Fernández

Country: Spain

Institution: IMDEA Energy

Email: cristina.gonzalez@imdea.org

Website: http://www.energy.imdea.org/

Key investigations:

  • Anaerobic Digestion

  • Wastewater bioremediation

  • Photosynthetic microorganisms

Key publications:

  • C. Gonzalez-Fernandez, B. Sialve, B. Molinuevo-Salces “Anaerobic digestion of microalgal biomass: Challenges, opportunities and research needs” Bioresource Technology 198 (2015) 896-906

  • L. Mendez, A. Mahdy, M. Ballesteros, C. Gonzalez FernandezChlorella vulgaris vs cyanobacterial biomasses: Comparison in terms of biomass productivity and biogas yield” Energy Conversion and Management 92 (2015) 137 – 142

  • Mahdy, L. Mendez, S. Blanco, M. Ballesteros, C. Gonzalez “Protease cell wall degradation of Chlorella vulgaris: Effect on methane production” Bioresource Technology 171 (2014) 421 – 427

  • C. Gonzalez Fernandez, B. Sialve, N. Bernet, J.P. Steyer “Impact of microalgae characteristics on their conversion to biofuel. Part II: Focus on biomethane production” Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining 6 – 2 (2012) 205 – 218

  • C. Gonzalez Fernandez, B. Molinuevo Salces, M.C. Garcia Gonzalez “Nitrogen transformationsunder different conditions in open ponds by means of microalgae-bacteria consortium treating pig slurry” Bioresource Technology 102 (2011) 960 – 966

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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 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 Jean-Philippe Steyer

Dr Jean-Philippe Steyer WG Member

Dr Jean-Philippe Steyer

WG Member

Dr Jean-Philippe Steyer

Country: France

Institution: INRA

Email: jean-philippe.steyer@supagro.inra.fr

Website: http://www6.montpellier.inra.fr/narbonne  

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae and wastewater – link with anaerobic digestion
  • Open processes
  • Modeling

Key publications:

  • Baroukh, C., Munoz Tamayo, R., Bernard, O., Steyer, J.-P. (2015). Mathematical modeling of unicellular microalgae and cyanobacteria metabolism for biofuel production. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 33, 198-205. DOI:10.1016/j.copbio.2015.03.002 – http://prodinra.inra.fr/record/306264
  • Baroukh, C., Munoz Tamayo, R., Steyer, J.-P., Bernard, O. (2015). A state of the art of metabolic networks of unicellular microalgae and cyanobacteria for biofuel production. Metabolic Engineering, 30, 49-60. DOI:10.1016/j.ymben.2015.03.019
  • Passos, F., Gutiérrez, R., Brockmann, D., Steyer, J.-P., García, J., Ferrer, I. (2015). Microalgae production in wastewater treatment systems, anaerobic digestion and modelling using ADM1. Algal Research, 10 (0), 55-63. DOI : 10.1016/j.algal.2015.04.008 – http://prodinra.inra.fr/record/308207
  • Sialve, B., Gales, A., Hamelin, J., Wéry, N., Steyer, J.-P. (2015). Bioaerosol emissions from open microalgal processes and their potential environmental impacts: what can be learned from natural and anthropogenic aquatic environments? Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 33, 279-286. DOI:10.1016/j.copbio.2015.03.011
  • Turon, V., Baroukh, C., Trably, E., Latrille, E., Fouilland, E., Steyer, J.-P. (2015). Use of fermentative metabolites for heterotrophic microalgae growth: Yields and kinetics. Bioresource Technology, 175 (0), 342-349. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.10.114
  • Baroukh, C., Munoz Tamayo, R., Steyer, J.-P., Bernard, O. (2014). DRUM: A new framework for metabolic modeling under nonbalanced growth. Application to the carbon metabolism of unicellular microalgae. Plos One, 9 (8), e104499. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0104499
  • Collet, P., Lardon, L., Helias, A., Bricout, S., Lombaert-Valot, I., Perrier, B., Lépine, O., Steyer, J.-P., Bernard, O. (2014). Biodiesel from microalgae – Life cycle assessment and recommendations for potential improvements. Renewable Energy, 71, 525-533. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2014.06.009
  • Fouilland, E., Vasseur, C., Leboulanger, C., Le Floc’h, E., Carré, C., Marty, B., Steyer, J.-P., Sialve, B. (2014). Coupling algal biomass production and anaerobic digestion: Production assessment of some native temperate and tropical microalgae. Biomass & Bioenergy, 70, 564-569. DOI:10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.08.027
  • Hreiz, R., Sialve, B., Morchain, J., Escudié, R., Steyer, J.-P., Guiraud, P. (2014). Experimental and numerical investigation of hydrodynamics in raceway reactors used for algaculture. Chemical Engineering Journal, 250, 230-239. DO:10.1016/j.cej.2014.03.027
  • Mottet, A., Habouzit, F., Steyer, J.-P. (2014). Anaerobic digestion of marine microalgae in different salinity levels. Bioresource Technology, 158, 300-306. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.055
  • Uggetti, E., Sialve, B., Trably, E., Steyer, J.-P. (2014). Integrating microalgae production with anaerobic digestion: a biorefinery approach. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 8 (4), 516-529. DOI:10.1002/bbb.1469
  • Uggetti, E., Sialve, B., Latrille, E., Steyer, J.-P. (2014). Anaerobic digestate as substrate for microalgae culture: the role of ammonium concentration on the microalgae productivity. Bioresource Technology, 152, 437-443. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2013.11.036
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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 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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