UCSD biologists engineer multi-colored algae

UCSD biologists engineer multi-colored algae

Biologists at UC San Diego have announced the successful engineering of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a green alga commonly used in laboratories, into a rainbow of different colors…

Henrikson and Edwards to host small-scale algae microfarming seminar at SFCC

Robert Henrikson and Dr. Mark Edwards, two of the algae industry’s leading experts on algae cultivation, will host an algae microfarming workshop on April 6, 2013 from 9AM to 4PM at Santa Fe…

GE Algae Cancer Drug

GE Algae Cancer Drug

Stephen Mayfield, a professor of biology at UC San Diego and director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, talks to KPBS about genetically engineering algae…

Outing the “cheaters” of the algae world

Outing the “cheaters” of the algae world

Biologists in the University of Arizona’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology have discovered what they consider “cheating” on the part of single-celled algae. “There are cheaters out there that…

Cal Poly receives $1.3 million for algae biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $1.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary San Luis Obispo, CA-based Cal Poly research team, the Algae Technology Group (ATG), for a project…

Wastewater to Energy

Wastewater to Energy

A team of ASU grad students is working with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation to clean up the environment while creating clean, renewable energy. Their project received initial funding from…

Algae Anti-Cancer Drugs

Algae Anti-Cancer Drugs

Biologists at UC San Diego are working with green algae to produce a wide range of human therapeutic proteins used for treating various types of cancer, and much less expensively than by producing these proteins more conventionally with…

UCSD Developing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Algae

UCSD Developing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Algae

Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer…

USU Study Shows Algae Beats Soybean for Biodiesel

Green Car Congress reports that biodiesel derived from microalgae, yeast, and bacteria can effectively outperform both petroleum diesel and biodiesel produced from plant oils…

UCSD Proves Marine Algae OK for Biofuels – ABO Applauds Study

UCSD Proves Marine Algae OK for Biofuels – ABO Applauds Study

Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that marine algae can be just as capable as fresh water algae in producing biofuels. The scientists genetically engineered marine algae to produce five…

Scripps Grad Burns Algae on Baja Road Race

Scripps Grad Burns Algae on Baja Road Race

Kristian Gustavson, a master’s degree graduate of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is taking his algae-based biofuel message on the road. Starting Nov. 15, Gustavson will ride a motorcycle…

Co-author of NRC’s Algal Biofuel Sustainability Report Clarifies

Joel Cuello, a professor in the University of Arizona department of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and co-author of the recently released National Research Council report on algal sustainability…

NSF Awards WWU Professor $430K for Algal Research

Bellingham, Washington–based Western Washington University Associate Professor of Chemistry Greg O’Neil has been awarded a five-year, $430,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty…

NSF Gives $2mil to OSU for Diatom Study

NSF Gives $2mil to OSU for Diatom Study

The National Science Foundation has awarded a four-year, $2 million grant to Engineers at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, OR, to study if diatoms can make biofuel production from algae…

UCSD’s Protein Tag

UCSD’s Protein Tag

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them…

UCSD Chemists Develop Protein Reverse Tagging Method

UCSD Chemists Develop Protein Reverse Tagging Method

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle…

ASU to Lead National Algae Testbed

ASU to Lead National Algae Testbed

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Arizona State University led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) for a $15M award for its Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production opportunity…

SoCalGas, Scripps to Develop Algae Carbon Capture

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative system in which algae…

On Developing an Algal-based Cure for Malaria

On Developing an Algal-based Cure for Malaria

Over the past ten years, work from our lab has identified mechanisms of chloroplast gene expression that have allowed for development of recombinant protein expression and metabolic engineering in the algal…

Potential Malarial Vaccine from Algae

Potential Malarial Vaccine from Algae

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have succeeded in engineering algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria, an achievement that could pave the way for…

ASU’s Algae Program

ASU’s Algae Program

Drs. Milton Sommerfeld and Thomas Dempster, of Arizona State University’s Laboratory for Algae Research and Biotech, discuss the basic building blocks of algae research at ASU to develop an alternative green source of energy…

Cal Poly Partners on Algae-Based Wastewater Plant

California Polytechnic State University, of San Luis Obispo, CA has announced a partnership with the California Energy Commission to launch an algae-based wastewater treatment plant at the San Luis…

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