Title: Isolation of endemic microalgae of the Ionian Sea and their utilization to produce high value-added products

Funding Source: EPAnEK Aquaculture

Budget IMBBC: 19,960€

Start / End Date: 2019 - 2022

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Ioannis (Yannis) Kotzamanis

Research Directions:


IonianAlgae's goal is to isolate young strains of the Ionian Sea microalgae, and to identify them with molecular techniques. The newly isolated executives will be the start of a collection, which will be available to researchers and private companies for research and commercial exploitation. The strains will be grown under laboratory conditions and will be analyzed for amino acids, fatty acids for further study.