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New PhD position in my lab

I have received funding to hire a 4 year PhD CASE studentship on developing the alga Euglena gracilis as a source of vegan omega oils and other high value compounds. This is in partnership with AlgaeCytes and will give the student opportunity with this industrial collaborator to gain in depth training in algal culturing and strain improvement, chemical analysis and metabolomics.


This research program will involve optimising the growth of Euglena gracilis for production of the Omega oils and analysing the co-products, followed by strain improvement, using mutagenesis and cell sorting. This will be followed by an industrial placement at AlgaeCytes’ base in Kent, optimising the growth conditions with the onsite technology and monitoring the product yields.


The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 4th May 2021.

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