2017 courses

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PhD opportunities

Title/topicUniversityClosing dateFurther details
Scalable algal bioreactor research (2 positions)University Technology Sydney16 December 2017Details
Discovering the post translational regulation of the algal CO2 concentrating mechanismUniversity of York7 January 2018Details
Super resolution imaging of the eukaryotic carbon fixing organelleUniversity of York7 January 2018Details
Genome editing for the exploration of biotechnological applications and evolutionary potential of microalgaeUniversity of East Anglia8 January 2018Details
Understanding the biosynthesis and function of carboxysomes for bioengineering of active carbon fixation machineryUniversity of Liverpool12 January 2018Details
Microalgae cultivation and processingETH ZurichFebruary 2018Details

Job opportunities

Job TitleInstitution/CompanyClosing dateFurther details
Product EngineerXanthella, near Oban31 December 2017Details

BBSRC-funded NIBB (Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy)

  • ADNetwork (anaerobic digestion)
  • BIOCATNET (biocatalyst discovery, development and scale-up)
  • BioProNET (network in bioprocessing)
  • C1Net (gas fermentation)
  • CBMNet (crossing biological membranes)
  • FoodWasteNet (high value products from agricultural and food processing waste)
  • HVCfP (high value chemicals from plants)
  • IBCarb (glycoscience tools for biotechnology and bioenergy)
  • LBNet (lignocellulosic biorefinery)
  • Metals in Biology
  • NPRONET (natural products discovery and bioengineering)
  • P2P (plants to products)

Publicly-available reports

  • A Look Back at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Aquatic Species Program: Biodiesel from Algae (1998): link
  • Assessing the Potential for Algae in the UK (2009): link
  • Algal Research in the UK (2011): link
  • Algae and genetic modification: Research, production and risks (2012): link
  • Renewable Diesel from Algal Lipids: An Integrated Baseline for Cost, Emissions, and Resource Potential from a Harmonized Model (2012): link
  • A UK Roadmap for Algal Technologies (2013): link
  • Microalgae-based products for the food and feed sector: an outlook for Europe (2014): link
  • CBD Technical Series No.82: Synthetic Biology (2015): link

Other useful links

Algal strains can be obtained from:

 

Phyconet News

  • December 7, 2017

    The PHYCONET November 2017 newsletter is now available. If you would like to receive the next newsletter direct to your inbox, please join us by completing the short form on the Membership page.

  • Congratulations to Attila Molnar (The University of Edinburgh), whose PHYCONET-funded PoC project results have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article, “Efficient targeted DNA editing and replacement in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using Cpf1 ribonucleoproteins

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  • A 2-day PHYCONET sponsored workshop titled “Expressing transgenes in Chlamydomonas and Phaeodactylum” was led by Payam Mehrshahi and Katrin Geisler (University of Cambridge) between 29-30 November.  As part of this workshop, eight enthusiastic algae biotechnologists were introduced to different transformation methods and the basics

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