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#1 – We tested for you: Seaweed for Health Conference

We decided to share our explorations with you! So, Sterenn took on the role of reporter during the Seaweed for Health Conference which occurred in Cork, Ireland, last week. This is what she noted:

Why to go to the Seaweed for Health conference? 


“Le Seaweed for health Conference est un congrès qui existe depuis 2018. Cette année se tenait la 5ème édition, à Cork, en Irlande.

L’objectif du Seaweed for Health conference est de rassembler les connaissances et expériences autour des algues afin de promouvoir la recherche et la valorisation des algues pour la santé. Durant ces deux jours, 22 nationalités étaient réunies autour de 34 présentations et 21 posters.

Travaillant actuellement sur un projet exploratoire autour de la valorisation de ressources algales, assister à ce congrès me paraissait tout à fait pertinent, tout d’abord pour comprendre davantage le monde des algues dans sa globalité, sa complexité aussi, ainsi que pour échanger avec des acteurs du domaine et découvrir leurs derniers travaux de recherche.”


What was particularly interesting? Is there any conference that caught your attention?


“The conference programme was very varied. A wide range of topics were covered at the conferences: bioactive compounds for cosmetic and nutraceutical applications, functional foods, human health and well-being, protein transition, and integrating seaweed into our everyday diet.


The programme was complemented by several smaller events, including a seaweed cooking demonstration (and tasting! 😉), a seaweed pressing workshop and a seaweed safari.


If I had to pick just one conference, I'd say I particularly liked the presentation of the University of Malaga on MAAs (mycosporine like amino acids) extracted from seaweed for ‘anti-ageing’ and photoprotective applications.”


Why was the event usefull for your missions at Abyss?


“The conference provided an excellent overview of current research into algae and their potential, as well as the difficulties and opportunities. All this information contributes to the scientific monitoring that is an inherent part of my R&D missions, as well as reinforcing our knowledge of algae and opening up new perspectives for future projects.”🍀



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