The export value of Australian Holothurians (better known as humble sea cucumbers) is rising after Flinders researchers start to unravel their nutritional and medicinal value.
Marine biotechnology, entrepreneurship and health education were the focus of high-level talks by Flinders University during a large South Australian trade mission to China.
Flinders University is exploring international research opportunities in clean technology and marine bioproducts, following a recent group mission to China’s Shandong Province.
Moves are afoot to create a “blue economy” between South Australia and China’s Shandong Province, with a delegation from Flinders University now on a group mission to strengthen ties.
Business leaders from China’s pharmaceutical and seafood companies, as well as institute directors of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and top Chinese universities, converged on Adelaide last week for the inaugural SA-China Marine Biotechnology Forum.
Flinders is to receive $450,000 over three years from a major Chinese corporation to further the University’s research into the potential conversion of seaweed.
Scientists from Flinders University are on the path to discovering new super chemicals in seaweed.
Sea sponges may hold clues to climate change and other impending environmental risks, researchers from Flinders University believe.
Flinders researcher rewarded for her exciting breakthrough on the potential anti-skin cancer properties of the tropical fruit, mangosteen.