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AIAS Seminar: Natalia Prieto Vidal, AIAS Fellow

Invasive S.muticum seaweed: Potential use as food bioactive ingredient

Info about event


Monday 24 October 2022,  at 13:15 - 14:30


AIAS Auditorium and online via Zoom

Speaker: Natalia Prieto Vidal, AIAS Fellow

The seminar is held in-person, but online attendance is possible via: 


Sargassum muticum macroalgae are invasive brown seaweeds threatening marine ecosystems equilibrium causing serious negative economic and environmental impact. Interestingly, brown algae could also be a natural source of biologically active compounds. Thus, S. muticum seaweeds can be strategically targeted as a source of functional ingredients to develop complex food systems that can maximize the prevention towards non-communicable diseases. In this presentation, I will discuss the main bioactive components of this invasive seaweed, their extractability and characterization, as well as their potential use as food matrix components.

Short bio

Dr. Natalia P. Vidal research focuses on understanding the molecular structure of food components and their physico-chemical changes and interactions during processing and digestion. This knowledge and tools will contribute to find common ground for environmental and food systems sustainability, and human health.

Read about Natalia P. Vidal's project at AIAS here

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.