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Food, Feed & Pharmaceuticals – from salt water, CO2 and sunlight

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

One of the biggest challenges facing global society today is the widespread and growing presence of hunger and food insecurity.  Algae as the primary producers of the marine food web and at the bottom of the food chain are an underexploited resource with more potential than any land-based crop to produce more food.  There are 80,000 to 100,000 different algae species but only 37 are farmed; they provide only 0.3% of world food tonnage.

Dunaliella salina is a microaiga which is being developed in a £10 million project for delivering large amounts of nutraceutical carotenoids as well as food and feed.  The carotene content of the alga is around 1000-fold greater than in carrots; lutein and zeaxanthin, around 400-fold greater, and some of the stereoisomers are difficult to synthesize chemically.

This talk will describe a roadmap to deliver a new future using algae such as Dunaliella in large-scale sustainable production and processing for food, feed and eventually pharmaceuticals and for paving the future developments in personalized health nutrition.

This talk is given by Professor Patricia Harvey, Science and will be held in the Wardroom, Pembroke Building on the University of Greenwich (Medway) Campus.  It starts at 6 pm and will be followed by light refreshments.  As the talks are FREE and hugely popular admission is by registration only.  Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register for this talk or for further information call 01634 883495 or email:  FES-public-lectures@gre.ac.uk.  

There is free parking on campus after 5 pm arrival.

 

 

 

Details

Date:
January 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
North Road
Chatham, United Kingdom

Organiser

University of Greenwich
Phone:
01634 883495
Email:
FES-public-lectures@gre.ac.uk
Website:
www.gre.ac.uk/engsci
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