FucoSan – from Science to Innovation Day 2019

26 November 2019, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

What opportunities and challenges do algae offer as a raw material of the future? To discuss this question, the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel invited, on behalf of all project partners, stakeholders from science and economy to the “FucoSan – from Science to Innovation Day 2019” in Kiel. The aim of this international event was the exchange of the research results so far within the project.


Welcome addresses:

  • Deniz Tasdemir, GEOMAR-Biotech/RU Marine Natural Products Chemistry, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany; Host and FucoSan project partner
  • Alexa Klettner, University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein, Clinics for Ophthalmology, Kiel, Germany; FucoSan lead partner
  • Imke Schneemann, Life Science Nord Management GmbH, Kiel/Hamburg, Germany; FucoSan network partner

Opening lecture
Frédéric Chaubet, University of Paris XIII, Institut Galilee, Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science, Paris, France.
Fucoidan: How a marine polysaccharide helps fighting cardiovascular diseases.

Rafael Meichßner, Coastal Research and Management (CRM) oHG, Kiel, Germany/ Kiel University, Botanical Institute and Botanical Garden, Department Physiology and Biotechnology of the Plant Cell, Kiel, Germany.
Aquaculture of Fucus-species in the Baltic Sea  — a potential source for high quality biomass?

Xavier Fretté, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Odense, Denmark.
Extraction processes and chemical characterisation of fucoidans.

Susanne Alban, Kiel University, Department Pharmaceutical Biology, Kiel, Germany.
From brown algae to fucoidans - selection of candidates for further research and development.

Maria Dalgaard Mikkelsen, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Lyngby, Denmark.
Fucoidan: Enzymatic Purification and Modification.

Martina Blümel, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, RU Marine Natural Products Chemistry / GEOMAR-Biotech, Kiel, Germany.
Biological activity of different fucoidans.

Alexa Klettner, University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Department of Ophthalmology, Kiel, Germany.
Fucoidan as a potential novel treatment option for age-related macular degeneration.

Sabine Fuchs, University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Department of experimental Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Kiel, Germany.
Fucoidans for bone health and regeneration (Pilot B).

Ming Ding, Odense University Hospital, Orthopaedic Research Unit, Odense, Denmark.
Potential of bioactive compound fucoidan from marine algae for bone regeneration and anti-infection.

Susanne Woldmann, OceanBASIS GmbH, Kiel, Germany.
From Science to the Shelves - (potential) Applications of fucoidan-containing skin care products.

Ferran Giones, University of Southern Denmark, Mads Clausen Institute (SDU-MCI), Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Business models integration to activate the Fucoidan value chain.

Carsten Schultz, Kiel University, Department Technology Management, Kiel, Germany.
Open innovation networks for fucoidans – collaboration barriers and future development.

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