PHYCONET is a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB), a UK-based network enabling biologists, engineers and industrial partners to consolidate their knowledge and expertise to unlock the IB potential of microalgae.

Commencing in January 2014 and operating over the course of five years, the focus of PHYCONET is on producing high value products from microalgae (including cyanobacteria) industrially cultivated in an intensive and controlled manner using photobioreactor and fermentor-based technologies.

Our main objectives are to:

  1. Develop an interdisciplinary microalgal research community in the UK
  2. Network with international algal groups
  3. Facilitate collaborative research between academia and industry
  4. Provide funding for research projects within the network remit
  5. Promote other funding opportunities
  6. Organise conferences and networking and training events
  7. Provide input to UK and EU policy
  8. Promote the profile of microalgal research in the UK




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Phyconet News

  • October 27, 2016

    The 2017 annual conference of the Microbiology Society, held in Edinburgh from 3-6 April, will feature a 2-day symposium on ‘Synthetic and Systems Approaches to Microbiology’ (3 & 4 April). This symposium will feature a session on ‘Engineering of new-generation

  • September 26, 2016

    The PHYCONET September 2016 newsletter is out. If you would like to receive the next newsletter by email, please join us by completing the short membership form on the Membership page.

  • September 22, 2016

    NERC has recently announced an important user consultation exercise focused on Services and Facilities. NERC needs feedback to decide on the investment priorities for its facilities, including the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP), so a clear expression from