The thesis, entitled ‘Research and characterization of new enzymes from marine bacteria active on algal polysaccharides, with a structural and biochemical approach‘, was recognized for its quality and its comprehensive approach to the topic.
Key points of the thesis:
- Algal polysaccharides are marine resources, whose valorization is hampered by the lack of proper tools to modify their structure.
- Marine bacteria, living associated with macroalgae, synthesize enzymes acting on these polysaccharides. They represent a great opportunity for the development of blue biotechnology.
- This thesis project resulted in the successful cloning and production in a soluble form of several dozen of new bacterial enzymes active on algal polysaccharides.
You can read the whole abstract here.
Ms Matard-Mann successfully defended her thesis.