The aim of the project “BAMMBO — Sustainable production of Biologically Active Molecules of Marine Based Origin” was to identify new bio-products of marine origin and develop sustainable rearing technologies for their production at an industrial scale. As a partner in this European project, the main tasks of MARE-IPLeiria were to select macroalgae with high potential for polyphenols production; to produce a stable and immortalized cell culture of the algae Fucus spiralis and Sphaerococcus coronopifolius; to assess antitumor, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of all compounds or extracts studied by the consortium; and to isolate and identify bacteria associated to macroalgae with high biotechnological potential.

Bioactivities; Macroalgae; Antitumoral Capacity; Antioxidant Capacity; Antimicrobial Capacity; Bacteria associated with macroalgae

Limerick Institute of Technology (Irlanda); Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis (França), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brasil), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Espanha), Université Catholique de Louvain (Bélgica), Universiteit Gent (Bélgica), Federal State Unitary Enterprise Sate Scientific – Research Institute of Genetics and Breeding of Industrial Microorganisms (Rússia), Universita Degli Studi di Genova (Itália); Algae Health Ltd. (Irlanda); Greensea SAS (França)

MARE-Polytechnic of Leiria: Rui Pedrosa –

3M€ (global) | European Union (FP7) // Duration 2011-2014