Mar 19, 2015
from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
|Where||Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge|
|Contact Name||Dr Brenda Parker|
|Contact Phone||01223 761740|
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The University of Cambridge is hosting a symposium showcasing new research on microalgae coming from the UK and further afield, via collaborative projects.
Algae are present in every biome of the planet, ranging from species found in the coldest regions of Antarctica to the hottest deserts. This remarkable biodiversity means that algae represent a rich resource: as expression hosts, sources of new enzymes or metabolic pathways, and for their biofuel potential. As molecular tools and cultivation methods advance, microalgae are beginning to show promise for industrial biotechnology and biorefining. This event seeks to present research into new applications for microalgae.
This one-day symposium will take place on 19 March 2015 and will consist of three parts:
1) Algal biotechnology research in the UK
2) Algae in Northwest Europe: Results from the Energetic Algae project
3) Exploring and exploiting diversity in polar algae