Research title: Optimisation of marine algae carbon capture
on yielding high value products
Start date: 01 September 2010
Marine dinoflagellate produces several compounds that are highly valuable and potentially useful in medical and pharmaceutical applications. Large scale cultivation of dinoflagellate, however, is still a major challenge particularly in maintaining cell viability in obtaining optimum growth. This limits the commercial production of these novel compounds. My current research project focuses on the development of large scale bioreactor for marine dinoflagellate cultivation. The bioreactor is designed for the production of novel bioactive compounds, which will also promote carbon sequestration.
- Dr Christine Edwards
- Prof Linda Lawton