Collection and characterization of new species of bryophytes in Northern Europe

Yi Lu
Technical University of Denmark and ArcticMass

Project description
I my project I will collect and characterize new species of bryophytes in Northern Europe and establish the lipid profile by advanced analytical chemistry techniques. A high degree of chemical diversification of bryophytes suggests it will be a promising green factory for producing a series of natural products. Finding novel lipids in mosses, liverworts and learning how to utilize high valuable lipids in different industries will be my main task.

Fatty Acids in Mosses

Yi Lu explains how Fatty acid in mosses help them survive in harsh environments and can be utilized for human consumption. Technical University of Denmark.