2017 courses

EventDateLocationMore information
Freshwater Algae23-30 JuneFSC Kindrogan (Kindrogan, Perthshire)Details
SYNthetic BIOlogy: From pro- to eukaryotic SYStems (SYNBIOSYS)21-25 AugustFrederiksberg, CopenhagenDetails

 

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PhD opportunities

Title/topicUniversityClosing dateFurther details
Hydrothermal liquefaction of algaeAston University26 May 2017Details
Mapping the details and mechanisms of carbon secretion in diatoms through integrated multi-omic systems biologyUniversity of Technology Sydney31 May 2017Details
The use of narrow-band LED light in PBRs and comparative metabolomics to aid development of marine microalgae for biotechnologyUniversity of Strathclyde31 May 2017Details

Job opportunities

Job TitleInstitution/CompanyClosing dateFurther details
PDRA for “Algal oils by design” projectRothamsted Research21 May 2017Details
Scientific OfficerMiAlgae31 May 2017Details
Senior Microalgal ScientistAlgaeCytes Ltd21 June 2017Details
Laboratory TechnicianAlgaeCytes Ltd30 June 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
  • CBD Technical Series No.82: Synthetic Biology (2015): link

Other useful links

Algal strains can be obtained from:

 

Phyconet News

  • May 9, 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

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  • April 24, 2017

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  • April 12, 2017

    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

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