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Angeliki Barouti

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailAngeliki.Barouti@uib.no
  • Phone+47 405 86190
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
    2E5c, 2nd floor, Chem dept
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am working on a collaborative, interdisciplinary project about the epiphytes of Laminaria - kelp seaweed. On the stipe of Laminaria we can find many different algae and animals (bryozoa and more) which are known to produce a variety of bioactive compounds; however, this biomass that reaches up to approximately 3.3 mil tons is discarded as waste during the harvesting process.

We implement a zero-waste approach of exploiting this epiphytic biomass trying to convert it into a variety of valuable bioactive products with promising applications in human health. We aim to the development of a sustainanble and "greener" seaweed industry.