Algal biotechnology – techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bioeconomy

Partners: Matís, University of Cambridge (lead) and Fraunhofer

Duration: January 1st 2018 – December 31st 2018


    Project description:

    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 scale pilot facilities. The workshop will run for two days initially at the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) followed by replicate courses at Iceland, Germany and Israel in 2018. The successful format includes a daily programme of lecture/seminars introducing the theory of techniques, SOPs best practice, and a demonstration of equipment, followed by a hands-on session in the afternoon. The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry researchers and entrepreneurs to be trained in algal biotechnology research and to understand the opportunities available for its incorporation in the sustainable food bioeconomy.