The Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development is focussed on the research and development, innovation, education and commercialisation of marine bioprocess technologies and bioproducts.
Our aim is to become a focal point in Australia with these technologies and products for sustainable and profitable seafood and functional foods, marine bioproducts and biomaterials, biomedicine, and marine biofuels industries.
The Centre is the first facility and grouping of expertise of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a bold initiative by Flinders University, one of Australia’s top research universities.
Functioning since 2007, the Centre is about creating collaborations and networks with like-minded researchers and industry partners.
CMBD congratulates two graduates who received a 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Their prizes were awarded by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Prof. Robert Saint at a ceremony on 14th May, 2018. Suvimol Charoensiddhi received her award for her Thesis "Process development for functional food ingredients with gut health benefits from the brown seaweed Ecklonia radiata ". Qi Yang received her award for her Thesis "Identifying untapped microbial resources in the marine sponge microbiome". Photo (L-R): Prof. Robert Saint, Dr Suvimol Charoensiddhi, Dr Qi Yang, Prof. Chris Franco.