Joint research unit UPPA/CNRS - Institute of analytical sciences and physical chemistry for the environment and materials (IPREM)


Key figures

Team composition

Director : Susana Fernandes

  • 4 Permanent employees
  • 4 PhD
  • 2 Post doctorate



Key dates

Chair kick-off: Décembre 2018

Duration: 5 years


Financial contribution / year


• Castejón, N., Parailloux, M., Izdebska, A., Lobinski, R., & Fernandes, S. (2021). Valorization of the Red Algae Gelidium sesquipedale by Extracting a Broad Spectrum of Minor Compounds Using Green ApproachesMarine drugs, 19 (10), 574.

• Fernández-Marín, R., Hernández-Ramos, F., Salaberria, A. M., Andrés, M. Á., Labidi, J., & Fernandes, S. C. (2021). Eco-friendly isolation and characterization of nanochitin from different origins by microwave irradiation: Optimization using response surface methodologyInternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 186, 218-226.

• Fernández-Marín, R., Mujtaba, M., Cansaran-Duman, D., Ben Salha, G., Andrés Sánchez, M., Labidi, J., & Fernandes, S. (2021). Effect of Deterpenated Origanum majorana L. Essential Oil on the Physicochemical and Biological Properties of Chitosan/β-Chitin Nanofibers Nanocomposite FilmsPolymers13 (9), 1507.

• Claverie, C. McReynolds, A. Petitpas, M. Thomas, S.C.M. Fernandes (2020) Marine Polymeric Materials and Biomimetics: an overviewPolymers, 12, 1002 https://doi:10.3390/polym12051002   



• Zubillaga, A. Alonso-Varona, S.C.M. Fernandes, A.M. Salaberria, T. Palomares (2020) Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell chondrospheroids cultured in hypoxia and a 3D porous chitosan/chitin nanocrystal scaffold as a platform for cartilage tissue engineeringInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21 (3), 1004


Before Manta Chair’s creation

• Zubillaga, A. M. Salaberria, T. Palomares, A. Alonso-Varona, S. Kootala, J. Labidi, S.C.M. Fernandes (2020) Chitin nanoforms provide mechanical and topological cues to support growth of human adipose stem cells in chitosan bionanocomposite matrices, Biomacromolecules19(7), 3000–3012.