Micro-algae: how to make space food your daily snack?


About the research

Micro-algae form a healthy protein-rich meal. No wonder this is eaten by astronauts during space travels 👨‍🚀 Joran Verspreet's (VITO) mission is to get this fancy space food onto your plate 🍽 For this, he's looking for the best way to preserve and store algae after cultivation, so that the processing of the algae can be done in one centralized facility. 

Joran Verspreet

Joran Verspreet works as a researcher at VITO at the intersection of biotechnology, food science, and product development. He combines field experience in food product development with scientific curiosity to support the implementation of algae in commercially viable applications. When he is not in the lab, you can find him running or biking in “de stille Kempen”. Recently, he took his first steps into the wonderful world of data science.

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