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…

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

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 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…

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

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…

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…

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield

If moving genes around on a chromosome is your idea of a good time, meet Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology. A PhD geneticist from UC Berkeley…

Algae Collaboration Developing Therapeutic Proteins

Scientists from Sapphire Energy, UCSD, Scripps, and Protelica, have demonstrated the feasibility of using algae to produce commercial levels of human therapeutic proteins that are currently being…