StatusResearch centre


TitleArctic Biofilms: Sentinels of Environmental Change and Microbial Reservoirs of Novel Biomolecules Biofilm Artici: Sentinelle dei cambiamenti ambientali e riserva microbica di nuove biomolecole
Project id.62
Reference sectorENVIRONMENT
IP Protection Levelno patent
Description of the innovation projectThe Arctic is warming at rates more than twice the global average, and much larger changes are projected for high northern latitudes by the end of this century. This collaborative research brings together the Arctic ecological expertise of Université Laval, Canada, and the microbiological and biochemical expertise of CNR, Italy, to determine the microbial composition and function of a major element of northern ecosystems: Arctic biofilm microbiomes. Bacterial taxa from these complex consortia will be isolated and will be taxonomically and biochemically characterized, including to identify biomolecules of potential biotechnological application.
State of dev.Concept
Industrial applicationenzymes for biocatalyst and food sector; biofuel production by extremophilic microorganisms; use of polysaccharides of microbial origins for pharmaceutical applications.
Market segmentfood and pharmaceutical industries
Advantage factornew bacterial bioproducts
Commercial challengenew bioproducts
Publications and Customer ReferecesFinore et al. 2014 Mar Drugs. 12(5), 3005-24, doi: 10.3390/md12053005; Poli et al. 2013 Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 63, 10-8. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.037036-0; Poli et al. 2017 Microorganisms 5 (2), 25 doi:10.3390/ microorganisms5020025

Proposal of cooperation agreementKnow how transfer, Venture capital financing