Cultivated

Grant

Algal extracts for cell media

Years active: 2022

Dr. Minic and his team will screen algal strains to produce extracts for cell media, focusing on albumin replacements. This project will produce inexpensive algal extracts with high potency to replace albumin in fetal bovine serum, significantly lowering media cost.

Grant

Fish culture microcarrier nutrient delivery

Years active: 2022

This project will develop novel edible and bioactive microcarriers for scalable, efficient, and reproducible cultivated fish production. These microcarriers will allow in vitro cultivation of fish embryonic stem cells and controlled delivery of essential molecules for cell growth.

Grant

Plant-based transferrin media substitutes

Years active: 2022

Dr. Stogios’ project will uncover plant-based additives for cellular agriculture media. The team will determine whether transferrin, an expensive but key component of serum-free cell culture media, can be replaced by proteins from legumes (like beans, lentils or chickpeas).