Sustainable Exploitation of bio-based Compounds Revealed and Engineered from natural sources
“Unlock the potential of marine and extremophilic bacteria”
SECRETed project outcomes
Bio-based Surfactants (Surface active agents) are a group of lipids containing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic domains resulting in the tendency to adsorb at interfaces. They have lower interfacial tension allowing the solubilisation of hydrophobic substances in water.
Marine (amphiphilic) Siderophores
Siderophores are capable to bond and transport Fe3+ ions featuring their activity for biological systems (plants and blood). They can be used to promote plant and microsphere growth by inhibiting the growth of plant-associated pathogens, bioremediation of heavy metals in contaminated soils, and in medical treatments.