The 2nd Episode of the UPPA Podcast Explains BiomimicryManta Marine Materials Research Chair

As part of the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour’s mission to “reconcile development, a secure environment and preserved biodiversity,” this second episode of Sciences Ouvertes, the UPPA research podcast, looks at the work carried out by the Manta Marine Materials Chair.

Within this research chair, headed by Susana de Matos Fernandes, 15 teacher-researchers, research engineers, doctoral students, post-docs and master’s degree trainees are developing materials that are both inspired by marine models (biomimicry) and bio-sourced, i.e. of marine origin (fishing waste, algae). This approach reduces the impact on the marine environment. These biomaterials could be used by regenerative medicine or the cosmetics industry, in sun screens for example.

This podcast (in French only) was produced by journalist Stéphanie Savariaud, with the participation of :

  • Susana de Matos Fernandes, teacher-researcher at University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour
  • Nabil, master IMECA intern
  • Sylvain Catros, specialist in oral bone surgery at the BIOTIS laboratory of the University of Bordeaux
  • Nicolas Susperregui, in charge of the Maritime Fisheries Committee of Pyrénées-Atlantiques Landes

Current partners of the Manta Chair are : E2S UPPA, the Communauté d'Agglomération Pays Basque authority, Biarritz Laboratories, Lees, CIDPMEM 64-40 and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.