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7 May 2021

Researching rare compounds in mosses

About the project

Since its launch in 2017, PAT actively participates to the European project MossTech*. Besides, during 2 years, PAT welcomed Raissa Valpatto Marques as a doctoral student for investigating bryophytes, also known as mosses, and the possible properties of its molecules within the framework of its industrial Ph.D. thesis – “Compounds from mosses with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties“.


Why mosses?

These 450 million year-old small plants growing in forests are a source of abundant biological richness!

Mosses were chosen ” since these are structurally simple plants, but have a high degree of chemical complexity, and are thus a rich source for novel biosynthetic genes and pathways. ”

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For which goals?

The various thesis held in Mosstech program aim to characterize the molecules of interest found in mosses, and at last, turn the research results in industrial market applications for these highly valuable molecules. To this end, several industrial partners contribute to MossTech, as for example a specialist in bioreactor culture of mosses that aspires at handling low biomass issue.


Discover several publications and poster presentations designed as part of this collaborative program:

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*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 765115.

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