Maria Andrade-Martinez

Maria works in the Biorefinery program within Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology (MACRO). Maria assesses the biochemical composition of macroalgal biomass and focuses on different extraction techniques of sulphated polysaccharides (ASPs) to find the most appropriate methods for use on an industrial scale. These ASPs have numerous applications such as multifunctional food additives, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Maria also works in the Human Health and Nutrition program focusing on the controlled reproduction and tailored seeding techniques of the macroalgae Ulva tepida to provide a reliable and sustainable source of biomass for commercial production.