Mr Thiru Somasundaram

PhD candidate

Deakin University, Queenscliff Campus, 2A Bellarine Hwy, Queenscliff VIC 3225


Novel processing of Phyllospora comosa (Cray weed) for enhanced nutritive value
Thiru’s PhD investigates the different biochemical aspects of value adding to marine macro algae. 

Thiru’s PhD project validates different processing methods for the elimination of antinutritional factors and the enhancement of nutritive value of Phyllospora comosa (Cray weed) facilitating its mass industrial use in the future. The nutritive value enhancement is validated through the assessment of biochemical composition targeting molecules and molecular groups of nutritive importance. These process driven biochemical changes are profiled for future reference informing method optimisation.

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