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 rate, temperature) to achieve efficient separation, calibration/quantification and sample preparation techniques including SPE (solid phase extraction). The focus of the course is on understanding compound structure and properties and how this information is used to guide method development.
We may fund this course again next year (possibly in March, April or May); however, a minimum of 6 people are required so if you are interested in attending this free course with accommodation and meals included, please email Janet Waterhouse (networkmanager@phyconet.org.uk). Students whose stipends contain funds for training activities are not eligible.

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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