I just received my PhD in Plant Biotechnology from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. My research focuses on the development of industrial-scale algae biotechnology, for applications such as biofuels, nutritional supplements and animal feeds.
During my PhD, I explored whether algal-bacterial consortia could enhance the productivity and stability of algal cultures, so that growing algae at very large scales might be improved. Currently, I am working in the Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre, working with biotechnology companies to explore how we can better exploit algae for more sustainable food, feed and fuels.
I'm broadly interested in science - from microbiology to drug development and space exploration - and in the crossover between science and entrepreneurship.
May 09, 2016 11:55 am UTC| Science
Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels do. But several major companies including Shell...