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CambPlants Hub

A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

Algae are aquatic and land plant-like organisms that can be used for a huge range of food products and sustainable food production pipelines. They are one of the most promising and emerging trends for the food industry. EIT Food presents three short professional development courses that will assist you in finding out more about how these amazing and versatile organisms can help your research and business.

The aim of this professional development course is to provide introductory hands-on training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and subsequent molecular and metabolite analysis under laboratory and small to large scale growth facilities. It will also provide business information and networking opportunities specifically tailored towards the algal bioeconomy.


Three 2-day workshops will be offered in 2019 and participants can choose to attend one or more events (requiring separate registration): 

WORKSHOP 1: 23 and 24 October 2019 

Location: Matís (Reykjavík, Iceland) 

Registration for this event is open - please find more information here


WORKSHOP 2: 12 - 13 November 2019 

Location: Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Nobelstraße 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany 

Registration for this event is open - please find more information here. Registration closes on 31st October 2019.


WORKSHOP 3: 12 – 13 December 2019

Location: Algal Innovation Centre (AIC), University of Cambridge, UK 

Registration for this event closed on 30 September, and any new applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Please find more information here


Alongside core content on algal physiology, taxonomy, products and regulation, each location will specialise in one core theme:

Matís: Micro- and Macro algal Biotechnology and Investment Opportunities.

Fraunhofer: Algal Production, Harvesting, Processing and Nutraceuticals and Regulation.

Cambridge: Algal Growth, Physiology, and Omics.



Image courtesy of Dr Payam Mehrshahi. 

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 13 December, 2019 - 18:00
Contact name: 
Dr Matt Davey
Contact email: 
Event location: 
Algal Innovation Centre (AIC), University of Cambridge, UK