2017 courses

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PhD opportunities

Title/topicUniversityClosing dateFurther details
Characterising and optimising protein targeting in cyanobacteria for optimal production of biofuels, electricity, industrial and high value compoundsUniversity of East Anglia27 November 2017Details"target="_blank">Details
Ribosome profiling to reveal how temperature affects protein synthesis in diatomsUniversity of East Anglia27 November 2017Details"target="_blank">Details
Genome editing for the exploration of biotechnological applications and evolutionary potential of microalgaeUniversity of East Anglia8 January 2018Details
Combined experimental and computational studies for the production of added-value products from microalgal culturesUniversity of ManchesterApply any timeDetails

Job opportunities

Job TitleInstitution/CompanyClosing dateFurther details
PDRA position - creating protein-protein interaction network of Chlamydomonas CO2 concentrating mechanismUniversity of York26 October 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

  • September 29, 2017

    The PHYCONET September 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.

  • Six PHYCONET members recently attended a 2-day HPLC course, tailored to algae researchers, at RLC Lab in Loughborough. The course covered theory and application by analysing test mixes/algae extracts, investigating the effect of changing key parameters (organic solvent concentration, flow

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  • Research Associate Marin Sawa from Imperial College London was invited to exhibit her “Algaerium Bioprinter and Algae Printing” work at the prestigious international STARTS Prize 2017 at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz earlier this month. The STARTS (Science, Technology and

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