WP 1 : Alpine Glycoressources

Work-package 1 aims at exploring, recording and evaluating the unique chemical and biological diversity of glycomolecules (oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, glycolipids) found in the Alps. WP1 will be rooted in the local territory, combining the exploration of the molecular diversity in an existing feedstock (wood), along with the exploration of an unknown biodiversity (mountain microalgae).


  • to take into account the environmental conditions in high altitudes as a source of biodiversity
  • to evaluate the molecular diversity of oligosaccharides in a well-established alpine resources, i.e. forest and wood;
  • to open a prospective long-term program on biodiversity (plants, microalgae, etc).

Description of the work

  • Task 1: Analyzing hemicellulose oligo and polysaccharides extracted from wood.
  • Task 2: Mapping the chemical diversity of glycomolecules from microalgae in the Alps.
  • Task 3: Organizing data in structure libraries and annotated databases.
Alga-based green chemistry