A study of the biosynthesis, structure and uses of Fucoidan, a sulphated polysaccharide from marine algae


Grant Data
Project Title
A study of the biosynthesis, structure and uses of Fucoidan, a sulphated polysaccharide from marine algae
Principal Investigator
Dr Ramsden, Lawrence   (Principal investigator)
Duration
12
Start Date
1995-09-01
Completion Date
1996-08-31
Amount
161600
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
HKU 201/95M
Grant Type
RGC Fundable Grant
Funding Year
1995/1996
Status
Completed
Objectives
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.