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

  • September 29, 2017

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  • 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

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  • Research Associate Marin Sawa from Imperial College London was invited to exhibit her “Algaerium Bioprinter and Algae Printing” work at the prestigious international STARTS Prize 2017 at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz earlier this month. The STARTS (Science, Technology and

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