PHYCONET was pleased to sponsor the CyanoNet2018 meeting, held at the University of Glasgow on 13-14 September. This meeting, organised by Mary Ann Madsen and Anna Amtmann, featured presentations grouped into sessions on fundamental cyanobacterial biology, applied research and Industry (the full programme is available here). The meeting closed with two discussion sessions where PIs developed a general strategy to secure more funding for cyanobacterial research and ECRs discussed common challenges, shared tips and tricks and concluded that an online forum was necessary to continue this discussion.

Phyconet News

  • December 20, 2018

    The PHYCONET December 2018 newsletter is now available. This is our last newsletter, as the funding for the PHYCONET network finishes on 31st December. If you would like to be updated about the new Algae-UK network starting in early 2019, please email

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  • November 10, 2018

    Our final annual conference was held at the Wesley Hotel in London on 8-9 November. Attended by 75 delegates, the meeting included presentations from awardees of our various funding schemes – Proof of Concept, Business Interaction Vouchers and IB Seeding

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  • November 8, 2018

    BBSRC has announced, with the support of EPSRC, that £11M is to be committed to funding six Phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB), and we are delighted that the application submitted by PHYCONET Director Saul Purton, “Algae-UK:

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