Production and Characterization of Microbial Polysaccharides

Biological valorization of wastes and by-products from agro-food and industrial processes 

  • Cheese whey
  • Glycerol by-product from the biodiesel industry
  • Lignocellulosic materials
Production of microbial polysaccharides by single culture systems
  • Bacteria
  • Yeast
  • Fungi

Screening for novel polysaccharyde.producer from different habitats (e.g. sea sediments)

Characterization of polysaccharides in terms of:

  • Physical-chemical properties (e.g. composition, average molecular weight, solubility, etc.)
  • Functional properties (e.g. film-forming capacity, rheology, emulsion-forming and stabilizing capacity, and flocculating activity).