A study of the biosynthesis, structure and uses of Fucoidan, a sulphated polysaccharide from marine algae
Dr Ramsden, Lawrence (Principal investigator)
HKU Project Code
RGC Fundable Grant
To examine fucoidans from the abundant local seaweed Sargassum hemiphyllum in order to achieve, a) an understanding of the pattern and manner of algal synthesis of fucoidans, b) details of the structure of the polysaccharide and how it interacts with other polymers. The results will be of direct relevance to any attempt to improve fucoidan production and to optimise its application.