Norwegian Research Council - IS-AURProject number: 281357
Period covered - start date: 01.01.16
Period covered - end date: 31.12.2019
Project's coordinator: Volha Shapaval
Paris-Sud University - Institut de Chimie Physique
Oleaginous microorganisms are considered as one of the main alternative sources of lipids for human, animal and industrial use. Currently, a lot of activities are going on the developing sustainable production processes for microbial lipid production by using different types of oleaginous microorganisms and low-cost substrates (food and agricultural rest materials, industrial wastes). But, in order to develop a sustainable microbial lipid production process, a deeper understanding of the fundamental aspects of lipid accumulation in microbial cells is urgently needed.
Modern vibrational spectroscopy is an emerging technology for single cell lipidomics, which allows to study lipid accumulation processes at the single cell level. FunLip project will initiate and establish a long-term collaboration related to spectroscopy-based single cell lipidomics between the BioSpec group at NMBU and the Paris-Sud University group (represented by Alexandre Dazzi and Ariane Deniset-Besseau). The Paris-Sud University group is the main developer of one of the modern vibrational spectroscopy techniques (nanoFTIR spectroscopy) which have enormous potential in single cell lipidomics studies.