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

  • December 7, 2017

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  • 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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