We have been involved in two innovation projects in which we also coordinated International Projects.
1. Amino Acids as Biosynthetic precursors of Agro-industrial importance. Project Budget 654 k€. Period 2012-2015. Granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
2. DSUSTAQUIC. Disease Control and Sustainable Development in Aquaculture. Controle de doenças e desenvolvimento sustentável em aquicultura. Project Budget 3.500 k€. Period 2016-2019. Granted by Brazilian Innovation Agency (FINEP).
The research projects are specifically leader on the preparation of unnatura amino acids with a large structural diversity and its applications. These structural analogues of amino acids have attracted attention in recent years, due to their diverse biological activity. Moreover, some of them are antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, anticancer and herbicides.