Using a polyphasic approach for exploring secondary metabolites from freshwater and thermal cyanobacteria strains from Azores islands

  • State
  • Name
    Rúben Filipe Silva Luz
  • Entity host
    CIBIO-Açores – Centro de investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos
  • University awarding the degree
    University of the Azores
  • Science Networks
    Ciência ID: 6E18-E435-152A
    Scopus Author ID: 57217827114


  1. Identify freshwater and thermal cyanobacteria strains deposited in BACA using a
    modern taxonomic approach (Genomics, morphology and ecology);
  2. Identify those with bioactivity potential using a wide bioprospecting methodology;
  3. Elucidate and identify possible new compounds with biological activity following guided through bioactivity assays

Results e Impact 

Increase our taxonomic knowledge on cyanobacteria flora in Azores and biologically valorize autochthonous strains.