PhD Grant: Blueshell- Valorization of marine biomass- Exploring Shellfish By-products as sources of Blue Bioactivities

AThis PhD grant is within a multi-disciplinary project and offers you the chance to become expert in valorization of marine biomass- from basic science to market applications. It is situated within the European Project Blueshell- an Eranet Marine Biotech project. The PhD position is a joined Phd of ILVO and University Ghent.

You will be involved in a research project - as PhD researcher- related to valorisation of marine biomass (ie shells from different marine organisms).

Your tasks involve:

Different processing techniques to maximaly explore the potential of valorisable products (ie classical extractions, fermentation, …)

Screening and characterization of the compounds for a battery of different bioactivities relevant for different sectors (horticultural plant stimulant, anti-fouling, food-safety, nutritional….).

Valorisation and evaluation of market potential of succesful bioactive compounds


Deadline: 23 March 2017


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