The theme of the group’s Natural Marine Products of the Institute of Chemistry of Nice (CNRS UMR7272) is focused on different aspects of the chemistry of natural substances with, mainly, the characterization and the production of small natural molecules identified among the secondary metabolites of invertebrates and marine microorganisms. Many marine organisms, particularly invertebrates that are often associated with symbiotic microorganisms, represent an under-explored source of new natural products that are responsible for a variety of biological activities in situ (antibiotic, antifungal, etc.).
Our mission :
In this context, THALASSA was engaged to locate, identify and sample specific species of invertebrates, including sponges, near the Nice Côte d’Azur region.
For more information about the research work of the group’s Natural Marine Products of the Institute of Chemistry of Nice : http://univ-cotedazur.fr/Produits-Naturels-Marins