Smart Loire Valley Programme
LE STUDIUM GUEST RESEARCH FELLOW
Dr Arnaud Lanoue
Grape Metabolomics & Cell Cosmetics
The research project focuses on the metabolomics screening of ancient, rare grape varieties from Loire Valley for the development of plant cell lines producing active cosmetics. The objective is to setup UPLC-DAD-MS/MS-based metabolomics tools to screen a grape germplasm collection from ancient varieties of the Loire Valley (France) to identify varieties with peculiar metabotypes for valorization in cosmetics. The screening includes sample harvesting from different organs and varieties as well as metabolomics analysis targeted on polyphenols followed by data integration using chemometric tools (PCA, PLS-DA, HCA). Grape varieties of cosmetics interests are selected for plant tissue culturing.