2017 courses

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PhD opportunities

Title/topicUniversityClosing dateFurther details
Characterising Colourful Protein Complexes for Biotechnological ApplicationsUniversity of BirminghamApplications accepted all year roundDetails
Using synthetic biology to develop natural sunscreen compounds from algaeUniversity of LiverpoolApplications accepted all year roundDetails
Photosynthetic regulation in the red algae Porphyridium cruentumSwansea UniversityApplications accepted all year roundDetails

 

Job opportunities

Job TitleInstitution/CompanyClosing dateFurther details
Postdoctoral position - analyses of molecular aspects of photosynthetic processes and their control by light and metabolic signalsThe Carnegie Institution for Science-Details
Molecular Biologist/Strain EngineerAlgenuity23 September 2018Details
Senior Research FellowsAlgaceuticals30 September 2018Details

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:

 

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