Enhancing Bioactives

Enhancing Bioactives

Research Lead: Dr Sasha Tetu, Macquarie University

These projects bridge microbiome research and bioactives using cutting edge genomics characterisation to illuminate characteristics of specific microbial physiologies relevant to bioactive products. Higher Degree Research projects will take the genetic diversity inherent in microbial systems and exploit them to enhance the applications of bioactives by selecting products with beneficial microbial outcomes. The approach will leverage FAAB cutting-edge facilities and know-how, utilising the considerable expertise of working with gut animal models, anaerobic culturing and in analysis of microbiome and metagenome sequence data to uncover specific microbial physiologies and relationships between bioactives and health outcomes.

This theme bridges microbiome research and bioactives using cutting edge genomics characterisation to illuminate on characteristics of specific microbial physiologies relevant to bioactive products. Projects will take the genetic diversity inherent in microbial systems and exploit them to enhance the applications of bioactives by selecting products with beneficial microbial outcomes. The approach will leverage FAAB cutting-edge facilities and know-how, utilising the considerable expertise of working with gut animal models, anaerobic culturing and in analysis of microbiome and metagenome sequence data to uncover specific microbial physiologies and relationships between bioactives and health outcomes.

Identifying Functional Bioactives

FAAB delivers the advanced chemical and biological analysis and expertise required to discover, isolate, identify, and structurally characterise diverse bioactive compounds, in pace with expectations of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

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Delivering Bioactives

FAAB directs our specialised analytical and experimental frameworks towards effective delivery of bioactives, combatting poor solubility, enhancing bioavailability, and investigating diverse matrices, formulation and administration routes.

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