Many congratulations to the following, who have been awarded undergraduate summer studentship funding:

  • Tom Bibby & student Hannah Connabeer (University of Southampton): Tapping the unused potential of photosynthesis.
  • Eleanor Binner & student Ruishan Liu (University of Nottingham): Microwave-assisted depolymerisation of an algal polysaccharide.
  • John Day & student Sarahjane Pugh (Scottish Association for Marine Science): A paradigm shift in algal cultivation: exploring the potential of heterotrophic and mixotrophic cultivation of the holdings of the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP).
  • Attila Molnar & student Iain Ratter (University of Edinburgh): Establishing a transgene-free genome editing protocol for a cell-walled algae Chlamydomonas nivalis.
  • Brenda Parker (University College London), Paolo Bombelli (University of Cambridge) & student Peter Bateson (UCL): Algal-BPV educational tool.
  • Alison Smith (University of Cambridge) & student Faye Wei Qing Loo (University of Manchester): How does 3’UTR choice affect transgene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
  • Michele Stanley (SAMS) & student Matthew Gray (University of the Highlands and Islands): Evaluating the potential of marine microalgae for the production of omega 3 enriched phospholipids for use as encapsulation agents and sterols for liposome stabilisation.
  • Elinor Thompson & student Modesta Blunskyte (University of Greenwich): Routes for manipulating the carbon concentrating mechanism of cyanobacteria: regulatory proteases.

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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