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Work Package 3

Characterization, evaluation and selection of algae and plants with antioxidant and antimicrobial action - Recovery of bioactive ingredients from selected species and quality control of the extracts

Duration months: 1-36


The flora in the Mediterranean basin is very diverse. Especially in the mainland and island areas of Greece, there is an increased variety of plants and herbs, due to the differences in altitude and microclimate of the areas throughout the year. The aim of the work package 1 is to investigate the possibility of phytobiotics in specific plant extracts and bioactive substances (at least 4) that have been selected based on certain criteria from a list of domestic plants and herbs as well as marine algae (at least 10-12) and which will be used as additives in the diet of farmed fish with the ultimate goal of reducing or eliminating the use of antibiotics. Specifically:

1) Review of bibliography, results of other studies (relevant programs, results) etc., to create an inventory table (or a database) with 10-12 possible edible plants and algae with the desired phytobiotic properties.

2) Collection of samples from the 10-12 selected edible plants / herbs and algae.

3) Characterization of a specific substance that will be recovered for microbial action research.

4) Recovery of bioactive ingredients from selected plant and algal species.

5) Evaluation of bioactive substances and final selection of four.


D3.1: Innovative green process of recovery of bioactive compounds from the reference list of edible plants and algae, and evaluation of their extracts in cell series with the desired phytobiotic properties [M24].

Partners involved

Project Co-ordinator

Dan Cristian Vodnar, PhD, habil., Professor
Vice-rector for Research Department of Food Science
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine


400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101086261

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