The successful applicant will be involved in a research project - as PhD researcher- related to valorisation of marine biomass (ie shells from different marine organisms).
The successful applicants tasks will involve:
- Different processing techniques to maximally explore the potential of valorisable products (ie classical extractions, fermentation, …)
- Screening and characterization of the compounds for a battery of different bioactivities relevant for different sectors (horticultural plant stimulant, anti-fouling, food-safety, nutritional….).
- Valorisation and evaluation of market potential of succesful bioactive compounds
The role has a three year contract, and the research will be conducted amongst a multi-disciplinary team.