PHYCONET were recently awarded additional funding in the form of an Industrial Biotechnology Seeding Catalyst Award from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (supported by BBSRC, EPSRC and Innovate UK). We can announce that the following applicants have been awarded funding:

  • Mark Caddick (The University of Liverpool), who will work with Unilever on the project “Process development for the production of natural UV-protectants”
  • Anil Day (The University of Manchester) and AlgaeCytes, to work on “One step transformation of a platform microalgal strain to boost Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid yields”
  • Attila Molnar (The University of Edinburgh) and Scottish Bioenergy, for the project “Optimizing the single-stranded oligodeoxynucleotide repair templates for CRISPR-mediated genome editing in micro-algae”
  • Alla Silkina (Swansea University) and ufraction8, who will work on “Evaluation of microalgae dewatering cultures using massively multiplexed microfluidic systems”

Phyconet News

  • 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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  • September 4, 2018

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  • August 22, 2018

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