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Laboratorio di Biosfruttamento dell'Energia Solare (SOLE-LAB)

SOLE-LAB research activities are focused on the bio-exploitation of solar energy for the production of food, fuels and high value products. Different metabolic processes at the base of solar energy utilization are subject of investigation mostly in microalgae but also in plants, focusing on how biomass and metabolites accumulation can be improved through an interdisciplinary approach from plant physiology to biochemistry, biophysics, genetics and bioinformatics. Microalgae are organisms of interest due to their application as alternative and innovative system for solar light utilization, which are not in competition with traditional agriculture.  Research works are extended to genomic and transcriptomic approaches to target  biotechnological intervention. Research activities are substained by several national (PRIN) and european (ERC-Starting Grant SOLENALGAE) grants, and joint projects with national and international companies involved in different industry sectors.

https://www.solelab.org/
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Matteo Ballottari

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https://www.solelab.org/

Matteo Ballottari
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Analisi genomiche e trascrittomiche di alghe unicellulari Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics Bioinformatics
Fisiologia e Biotecnologie Vegetali Plant Sciences
Fisiologia vegetale Plant Sciences
Ingegneria genetica per la produzione di molecole ad elevato valore aggiunto Plant Sciences
Protein chemistry and Enzymology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Recupero di bio-molecole e nutrienti da rifiuti Chemical
Spettroscopia e Biofisica Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques
Titolo Responsabili Fonte finanziamento Data inizio Durata (mesi) 
IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUSTAINABLE AND COMPETITIVE SYSTEM TO SIMULTANEOUSLY PRODUCE ASTAXANTHIN AND OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS IN MICROALGAE FOR ACQUACULTURE AND HUMAN NUTRITION Matteo Ballottari ERC 01/09/2018 18
Miglioramento genetico di ceppi di microalghe per la produzione di biocarburanti e prodotti ad elevato valore aggiunto Matteo Ballottari MIUR 18/12/2017 48
OCARALGAE: Industrial production of Omega3 and carotenoids by microalgae cultivation Matteo Ballottari JOINT PROJECT 2016 - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento 01/04/2017 24
PRIN 2012 Miglioramento della produzione di biocombustibili e molecole ad elevato valore aggiunto in alghe unicellulari Matteo Ballottari MIUR 08/03/2014 36
SOLENALGAE Matteo Ballottari Commissione Europea - H2020, null 01/03/2016 60

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