Thesis Defence by Emmanuel Tinti

  • When Nov 29, 2019 from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC100)
  • Where B07 - département de Biologie
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Caractérisation de désaturases et d’élongases impliquées dans le métabolisme lipidique de la perche commune (Perca fluviatilis)

In modern aquaculture, the use of plant oils instead of fish oil would offer a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to provide essential lipid sources for fish diets. Of course, the interest to keep food quality equivalent to "traditional" aquaculture methods is high. The European perch (Perca fluviatilis) is a carnivorous freshwater fish able to metabolise polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) into highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA), that are essential fatty acids for humans and animals. In his thesis, Emmanuel characterised the structure of two involved enzymatic systems (fatty acid desaturase and a fatty acid (ELOVL) elongase) in order to determine the molecular fundamentals of the HUFA biosynthesis. 

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Emmanuel will present the results of his PhD thesis, conducted in the Department of Chemistry (Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Biomolecules) under the supervision of Eric Perpète and Patrick Kestemont (Co-Supervisor). (The presentation will be in French)