PHYCONET members recently attended a workshop on algal biotechnology at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson, New Zealand. This networking event, sponsored by BBSRC, The Cawthron Institute, CBMNet, PHYCONET, the Microbiology Society and the British High Commission, brought together algal researchers and industry representatives from New Zealand and the UK to discuss progress and opportunities in the exploitation of microalgae, particularly as feedstock for aquaculture and as sustainable sources of novel bio-products. The report from this workshop is available here.

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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