Olmix PhD student Kevin Hardouin defended his thesis yesterday, 30th of June, at the University of Southern Brittany.
The promising researcher presented his project to a jury composed by the examiners Jean-Pascal Bergé –president of the Evaluation Committee- and Marc Lahaye, both Research Directors at IDMer and INRA, respectively. Other professionals, such as Thierry Maugard – Professor at the University of La Rochelle- and Mirjam Czjzek –Research Director at the Station biologique de Roscoff- attended the presentation, along with the Responsible for R&D at Olmix, Pi Nyvall-Collen.
Kevin has based his thesis on the enzymatic hydrolysis of Ulva sp., a work of such excellence that has led him to earn his doctoral degree with a prestigious honorable mention and the accompanying congratulation from the members of the jury.
The thesis has been performed within the Ulvans program as an industrial-academic collaboration with the aim to develop enzymatic hydrolysis as a tool for green algal processing.