Dr Andrew Spicer

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Making microalgae work – Green biofactories for a sustainable future world

1 p.m. Wednesday 27th January 2016

MRI, School of Life Sciences

Microalgae represent the most biodiverse group of organisms on the planet – yet less than 20 strains are currently exploited at industrial scale. Standardised strategies for both the non-GMO and GMO-based improvement of strains will be presented as well as the opportunity for the establishment of green biofactories for the sustainable and integrated production of commercially and socially important chemicals including plant secondary metabolites and novel lipids.

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