Nove biopolimerne mikrokapsule za kontrolirano otpuštanje tvari za zaštitu/ishranu bilja

Opis projekta
Biopolymer based microcapsules with a single bioactive agent have extensive applications in agriculture and become one of standard formulation techniques nevertheless our knowledge of simultaneous encapsulation of biological and chemical agents is still rather limited. The main aim of this proposal is to investigate simultaneous encapsulation of protection/nutrition agents in biopolymer based microcapsules. The specific goals are: (i) investigations of intermolecular interactions in systems with biopolymers of opposite charges, (ii) investigations of biopolymer based microcapsules, i.e. investigations of interactions between bioactive agents and the delivery system, (iii) investigation of conditions for simultaneous encapsulation of biological and chemical agents, (iv) laboratory investigations of optimal microcapsule formulations, (v) in vivo testing of optimal microcapsule formulations on conventionally and hydroponically grown lettuce and tomato. Our efforts will be focused on the investigation of chitosan/alginate microcapsules suitable for simultaneous encapsulation of copper or calcium with Trichoderma viride. The investigations will be done by an interdisciplinary approach on model systems with oppositely charged species based on mixtures containing two biopolymers. Studies of model systems, where the number of variables is greatly reduced, help to explain the intermolecular interactions between oppositely charged biopolymers and bioactive agents, which constitute a highly useful guideline for preparation of novel microcapsule formulations. Various common and modern techniques/methods will be used in investigation. The project, while being fundamental in nature, is of direct practical importance because better understanding of interactions between oppositely charged biopolymers and bioactive agents at the molecular level will serve as a base for production of novel microcapsule formulations for plant protection/nutrition.


Šifra projekta


HRZZ - Hrvatska zaklada za znanost

Detalji financiranja
 UIP - Uspostavni istraživački projekti

Ukupan iznos financiranja projekta
333.000,00 HRK

Trajanje projekta
2015-09-01 - 2018-01-09

Ustanova - uloga
Agronomski fakultet, Zagreb - (333.000,00 HRK)

Osoba - Ustanova - uloga [pocetak - zavrsetak]
Marko Vinceković (MBZ: 270783, CROSBI: 29200) - nema - Voditelj projekta [2015-09-01 - 2018-01-09]