Marine inspiration – algae and UV protection

Marine inspiration – algae and UV protection

26 Oct 2017, 13:30 - 13:50

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

Language:
English

Fast growing algae protect themselves from UV damage with mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs). It has been proposed that these natural sunscreens could 'biotransform' SPF products.

As we move closer to their commercialisation, the Summit asks the academics to tell them more about these and the other algae derived materials, which are already here or are likely to be coming to the beauty industry soon.

 

Contributors

  • Dr. Carole Llewellyn

    Speaker

    Associate Professor in Applied Aquatic Bioscience

    Swansea University

    Dr Carole Llewellyn Associate Professor in Applied Aquatic Bioscience at Swansea University has been studying algae for over thirty years both from...

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