Cirque du Algae

Cirque du Algae

Researchers at Cambridge University have captured the first 3D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar process in animals, which has been called the “most important…

Algae Swimmers

Algae Swimmers

Using high-speed microscopic imaging, University of Cambridge researchers have found that algae move away from surfaces as a result of contact between the surface and the cells’ flagella or cilia…

A Case for Mixed Algal Cultures

Charlotte Dormer writes a review, in the Natural Environment Research Council’s Planet Earth online, of research at the University of Cambridge suggesting that, when grown in open ponds, algae should be…

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Scientists at the University of Cambridge take a closer look at algae and examine its potential as a renewable source of energy. In the near future algae could be used as a sustainable, carbon neutral biofuel…