UCSD’s Algae Surfboard

UCSD’s Algae Surfboard

UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental problems have resulted in a partnership with the region’s surfing industry to create the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard…

Understanding dinoflagellate bioluminescence

Understanding dinoflagellate bioluminescence

Algae “red tide” events often create dazzling nighttime light shows of blue-green bioluminescence resulting from the force generated by breaking waves. While many mysteries remain on how such red tide blooms emerge, marine biologists are now making progress in decoding the mechanisms that trigger bioluminescence…

The algae-based sustainable surfboard

The algae-based sustainable surfboard

UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental problems have resulted in a partnership with the region’s surfing industry to create the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard. The surfboard was publicly unveiled and presented to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer…

Algal malaria vaccine advances

Algal malaria vaccine advances

Using a malaria parasite protein produced from algae, paired with an immune-boosting cocktail suitable for use in humans, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine generated antibodies in mice that nearly eliminated mosquito infection by the malaria parasite. The method, published Feb. 17…

Algae 101: Part 75

Algae 101: Part 75

A series of articles by Stephen Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory deserve recognition for their articles on algae-based medicines for malaria and cancer. Mayfield and his team have worked for seven years to create complex protein-based drugs….

UCSD earns top spots for algae research

UCSD earns top spots for algae research

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the country for algal biofuels research…

UC Extension Program

UC Extension Program

Thanks to an innovative program led by Dr. Stephen Mayfield, in partnership with UC San Diego Extension, many students have received their certification to work as general science technicians…

Algae Cancer Drugs

Algae Cancer Drugs

Among the big stories in algae this year, biologists at UC San Diego succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer…

Stephen Mayfield@TED

Stephen Mayfield@TED

This video is a presentation that Dr. Stephen Mayfield made at 
TEDxUCSD’s Innovation & Tradition event in May 11, 2013. 
Stephen is director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, and a co-director of the Food and Fuel…

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

Can scientists rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer…

Mayfield Lab Progress

Mayfield Lab Progress

The Director for the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, Dr. Stephen Mayfield, shares his lab’s algal development progress and his views on the potential of algae in developing food and fuel…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Algae in San Diego

Algae in San Diego

KPBS takes a look at some of the lab activity and scale-up work being done at UCSD, Sapphire Energy, and other leading algae research centers in San Diego…

55 Free Grants for Biofuels Training at UCSD

Applications are now available for continuing education grants at the University of California San Diego to retrain workers as general science technicians for the biofuels industry in the San Diego and…

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