Biodiversity and Valorisation of blue Diatoms (BIOVADIA)

This project aims to deepen our understanding of the biology, physiology, production and function of pigments in ‘blue diatoms’, to study their biodiversity, and to unravel their taxonomy, especially their position within the genus Haslea. The proposal BIOVADIA is composed of three main, interdependent and complementary areas of research on the ‘blue diatoms’ and their marennine-like pigments: 1) biodiversity and genetics, 2) physiology and sexuality, and 3) characterization of pigments and valorisation.


The work leading to this invention has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement n°FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES-269294.