PHYCONET will terminate on 31 December 2018, so we are not accepting new members.

The network “Algae-UK: Exploiting the algal treasure trove” will commence in early 2019. To be kept up to date with details of the new network, PHYCONET members who did not already respond to the previous communication announcing the funding (or anyone else interested in Algae-UK), please email before 5pm on 21 December (this does not indicate any commitment to joining Algae-UK). Please note that this email address will not be monitored after 5pm on 21 December, and anyone wishing to be added to the list after this, or who requires information about PHYCONET or Algae-UK, should contact Professor Saul Purton (


Phyconet News

  • December 20, 2018

    The PHYCONET December 2018 newsletter is now available. This is our last newsletter, as the funding for the PHYCONET network finishes on 31st December. If you would like to be updated about the new Algae-UK network starting in early 2019, please email

    Read more ›

  • November 10, 2018

    Our final annual conference was held at the Wesley Hotel in London on 8-9 November. Attended by 75 delegates, the meeting included presentations from awardees of our various funding schemes – Proof of Concept, Business Interaction Vouchers and IB Seeding

    Read more ›

  • November 8, 2018

    BBSRC has announced, with the support of EPSRC, that £11M is to be committed to funding six Phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB), and we are delighted that the application submitted by PHYCONET Director Saul Purton, “Algae-UK:

    Read more ›