Recently, algae both macro and micro algae have received considerable attention due to their increasing economic importance as source of biochemical, drugs and bioactive compounds and their functions as a healthy and safe alternative source for food additives, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and so forth.
Until now, among different types of algae, a few species have been identified to be useful for commercial application. Therefore, identification and characterisation of algae are Still relatively new scientific areas and need more searching and evaluating.
Here, you can find some applications of algae in various industries. As components and functions of algae are very extensive, I have brought just some important and remarkable applications of algae on the below table.
Some sources to get more information:
Stengel et al., 2011. Algal chemodiversity and biodiversity
Gomes et al., 2008. Molecular mechanisms of anti-inflammatory activity mediated by flavonoids
Galasso et al., 2019. Microalgal derivatives as potential nutraceutical and food supplements for human health: A focus on cancer prevention and interception
Welcome to Potent Algae ” the potential application of algae and some information about my research plan”.
As microalgae are abundant all around the world and even most of them are cultivated easily, they can be a huge and economically (cost-effective) source to produce different productions for human, plants and animals. Cryptophytes , one of the major groups of phytoplankton, are unicellular ﬂagellates with more than 20 genera comprised of 200 species. They are important primary producers in freshwater and marine habitats. However, the study of high value materials synthesis in cryptophytes is still at the first stage.
As a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki, my research aims to identify some bioactive compounds of cryptophytes and their commercial applications. Accordingly, I will assess optimal growth condition and the quantity and quality of some productive components of cryptophytes under divers exprimental conditions.
This page gives me a great opportunity to keep you all updated on my research, and enlighten everyone to the importance of microalgae especially cryptophytes.