Analytical Chemistry for Identification of Bioactive Molecules

ACID | #Chemistry & Biotechnology | 4 ECTS


Institut de Chimie de Nice (ICN)
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)


  • Lectures
  • Visits
  • Lab (one full week)


This course equips students with chemical engineering knowledge and skills to identify marine bioactive molecules through using bioprospecting method.



Learning outcomes

Students will be trained through lectures, visits and a one full-week lab on extraction, fractionation and chemical analysis of metabolites produced by marine fungi isolated from sponges (framework of the Interreg ALCOTRA FINNOVER project).

In the FINNOVER project, the UCA labs are in charge of the extraction, fractionation, purification and characterization of molecules produced by microscopic fungi associated with marine and endophytic invertebrates of halophilic plants as part of the production line "microorganisms ". The first objective is the characterization of strains and molecules for a valorisation in the agronomic field as plant protection agents against certain pathologies or as biostimulants. This work is carried out in close collaboration between the ICN lab, INRA and the company NIXE. 



  • Johana REVEL (UCA, ICN lab)
  • Mohamed MEHIRI (UCA, ICN lab)





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