Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (19/04/2013 02.54)

Production of dietary supplements as omega-3 and carotenoids by organic cultivation of microalgae

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The specific objective of the research project is to select strains of microalgae with high production of molecules that can be used as dietary supplements such as carotenoids and omega-3 and to optimize the growth of these strains in photobioreactor. Several algal species have been reported as producing omega-3, in particular EPA and DHA, such as Chlorella, Pavlova, Nannocloropsis and Isocrysis. The aim of the project is therefore to identify the species and strains that have increased production of omega-3 in conditions of light and temperature suitable for local production. Object of study will be also strains of Hematococcus pluvialis, known for the production of high amounts of carotenoids. The research projcet aims to improve the production of biomass from photobioreactors through selection and genetic improvement od strains of microalgae.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination by means of an interview.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget24000
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year20256
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Verona - Fondo Sociale Europeo

Public research
Verona - Italy
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