You can join the course in three ways:
- 3-day online course (28th -30th November 2023) followed by 5 days in-person course (15th – 19th April 2024) at the University of Cambridge, Algal Innovation Centre, UK. (places limited to 30 people)
- 3-day online course only (28th -30th November 2023) (place limited to 60 people)
- 5 days in-person course only (15th – 19th April 2024) at the University of Cambridge, Algal Innovation Centre, UK. (places limited to 30 people)
Module 1: From Academia to industry. In this module we focus on how innovative solution are being developed and tested and the various aspects that is required before it can be implemented in industry. This module will have topics such as current issues in large scale; the link between academia and industry, how to translate ideas to industry; collaboration between academia and industry and how industry can drive academia.
Module 2: The tech behind Algae. In this module we discuss the technology required in algal cultivation, the use of photobioreactors, which day-to day measurements and cultivation conditions are required all the way down to specialized analytical techniques (HPLC, GC) used for biochemical composition and molecular biology screening methods.
Module 3: Requirements for the industry from a social, legal, safety and marketing perspective. This module focusses on how society perceive and engages with algae. What the current issues and limitations of algal cultivation are from a legal, environmental, food safety and governmental perspective and discuss potential solutions.
We have carefully planned an exciting and engaging course which includes a daily programme of lecture/seminars introducing the theory of techniques, SOPs best practice and live demonstration of equipment and facilities. The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective, that can help the participants to found or improve their own algal-based business.
The content will be delivered from our academic and industrial partners in the UK, Iceland and Germany throughout the online and in-person courses.
We are pleased to confirm the following international expert presenters to-date for the 3-day online course in November 2023:
- Dr Matthew Davey – SAMS, UK
- Dr Laura Ferguson – SAMS, UK
- Prof Alison Smith – University of Cambridge, UK
- Dr Lorraine Archer – University of Cambridge, UK
- Dr Payam Mehrshahi – University of Cambridge, UK
- Dr Katrin Geisler – University of Cambridge, UK
- Dr Ellen Harrison – University of Exeter, UK
- Dr Duncan Smallman, Seaweed Generation, UK
- Cecilia Rad Menéndez – CCAP, UK
- Dr René Groben – Matis, Iceland
- Elísabet Eik Guðmundsdóttir – Matis, Iceland
- Ingrid Lazo – Algalíf, Iceland
- Prof Isaac Berzin – Vaxa, Iceland
- Dr Ulrike Schmid-Staiger – Fraunhofer, Germany
- Prof Imke Lang – Bremerhaven University, Germany
- Cora Taylor – Volta Greentech, Sweden
- Dr Berat Haznedaroglu – Bogazici University, Turkey
- Dr Ira Levine – Algae Foundation, USA
- Dr Scott Fulbright – Living Ink Technologies, USA
- Prof. Ben Hankamer – University of Queensland, Australia
- Dr Alex Thomson – SAMS
- Dr Estefania Noriega Fernandez – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
- Karina Akopian – EIT Food Community Manager
The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry researchers to be trained in algal biotechnology research and to network with others in the sector in our breakout and networking sessions. Please note that the online course will not be recorded.