Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $63,500 University of Hawaii at Manoa Wei Wen Su, Ph.D.

Year 1
1. Develop a simple Yarrowia lipolytica culture process for effective encapsulation of
essential lipids and trace mineral as diets for rotifers.

Year 2
2. Produce Yarrowia-based diets for rotifer feeding studies.
3. Investigate and optimize efficacy of Yarrowia-based diets as rotifer feeds and analyze the
nutritional profile of the yeast-fed rotifers.
4. Disseminate the project findings through progress reports, publications, and internet
posting of protocols.