July 2017 newsletter

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Business Interaction Voucher funding awarded (June 2017)

Congratulations to the following, who have been awarded BIV funding:

  • Patricia Harvey (University of Greenwich) who will work with Varicon Aqua Solutions Ltd on the project “Development and evaluation of novel nutrient formulations for microalgal cultivation”.
  • Jagroop Pandhal (The University of Sheffield) who will collaborate with TeeGene Biotech Ltd on “Characterisation of info-chemical induced EPS from Scenedesmus for sustainable production of bioemulsifiers and biosurfactants”.

June 2017 newsletter

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May 2017 newsletter

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Undergraduate Summer Studentships 2017

Many congratulations to the following, who have been awarded undergraduate summer studentship funding:

  • Tom Bibby & student Hannah Connabeer (University of Southampton): Tapping the unused potential of photosynthesis.
  • Eleanor Binner & student Ruishan Liu (University of Nottingham): Microwave-assisted depolymerisation of an algal polysaccharide.
  • John Day & student Sarahjane Pugh (Scottish Association for Marine Science): A paradigm shift in algal cultivation: exploring the potential of heterotrophic and mixotrophic cultivation of the holdings of the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP).
  • Attila Molnar & student Iain Ratter (University of Edinburgh): Establishing a transgene-free genome editing protocol for a cell-walled algae Chlamydomonas nivalis.
  • Brenda Parker (University College London), Paolo Bombelli (University of Cambridge) & student Peter Bateson (UCL): Algal-BPV educational tool.
  • Alison Smith (University of Cambridge) & student Faye Wei Qing Loo (University of Manchester): How does 3’UTR choice affect transgene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
  • Michele Stanley (SAMS) & student Matthew Gray (University of the Highlands and Islands): Evaluating the potential of marine microalgae for the production of omega 3 enriched phospholipids for use as encapsulation agents and sterols for liposome stabilisation.
  • Elinor Thompson & student Modesta Blunskyte (University of Greenwich): Routes for manipulating the carbon concentrating mechanism of cyanobacteria: regulatory proteases.

April 2017 newsletter

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Business Interaction Voucher funding awarded (March 2017 call)

Congratulations to the following, who have been awarded BIV funding:

  • Geoffrey Proffitt (Swansea University), who will work with AlgaeCytes Ltd. on Technical consultancy for the first commercial microalgae pilot module in the UK
  • Alison Smith (University of Cambridge), in conjunction with Feed Algae Ltd. on the project Optimisation of batch-scale cultivation of tropical marine diatoms

March 2017 newsletter

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Request for academic partner for Business Interaction Voucher funding

Brian Miller, CEO of µfraction8, is looking for an academic partner to apply for Business Interaction Voucher funding to test different microalgae species in an algae dewatering demonstrator. The species should be non-filamentous, 4-20 µm and tests will comprise at least three lots of 200-400 litre batches. For details, contact Brian directly, at brian.miller@ufraction8.com.

BBSRC NIBB activities update

BBSRC has prepared an activities update for all 13 Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB). For a round-up of upcoming NIBB events and Proof of Concept and Business Interaction Voucher funding awarded since March 2016, click here.

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  • July 31, 2017

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