Photobiology and Biotechnology of Aquatic Organisms (FYBOA)

This research group is composed of qualified personnel (14 doctors and 12 graduates) who mainly carry out their scientific activity in two areas, photobiology and the biotechnology of water organisms. The results obtained from their research lend themselves to industrial application in sectors as diverse as the pharmaceutical or foodstuff sectors or that of fish farming.

Research Topics

  • Photoecophysiology of macroalgae and microalgae.
  • Resources and plant cartography of macrophytes.
  • Climate change in water systems.
  • Primary production in extreme ecosystems.
  • Biotechnology of the biofiltration of effluents (fish and pig farms) by means of algae.
  • Photoprotectors, antioxidants and immunostimulants of algae.
  • Microbiology and fish aquaculture.


Scientific-Technical Services

  • Monitoring solar irradiance in visible and ultraviolet range. Spectrum of biological action.
  • Assessment and tests of new photoprotector substances.
  • Tests on antioxidant capacity (both enzymate and nonenzyme) of substances of plant origins.
  • Biofiltration of effluents (fish and pig farms) by means of algae. Valuation of water quality of the effluent.
  • · Assessment of the use of the biomass of biofiltrator algae, as functional fodder (immunostimulant and antioxidant capacity).
  • Prevention and biocontrol of aquaculture illnesses. Bacteriological diagnosis of pathogens. Assessment of the innate and specific immunological response of fish cultivated. Design and preparation of vaccines.
Photobiology and Biotechnology of Aquatic Organisms (FYBOA)Photobiology and Biotechnology of Aquatic Organisms (FYBOA)




PAI Reference: RNM295



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