Projekt

Lipid metabolism of the microalgae Nannochloropsis gaditana

The microalgae Nannochloropsis gaditana can accumulate lipids (triacylglycerol) upon nitrogen starvation. But also contains the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The project focusses on the understanding the lipid metabolism and improve the lipid production. This is done by both process engineering approach and more physiological understanding of the metabolism.