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Our group is part of a wider algal research community within UCL, with members from the life sciences, social sciences, engineering and architecture. Our research includes development of bioreactors and use of industrial waste streams for algal growth, combustion of algal-based biofuels and the role of algae in society.
Latest lab news
We welcome new PhD student Umaima Al-Hoqani to the group. Umaima is funded by the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Manpower and her project will investigate the expression of foreign genes in the Chlamydomonas chloroplast.
Paul Hellier (Dept. Mechanical Engineering) and Saul Purton have received a £5000 award from UCL's "Sustainable Resources for Sustainable Cities Catalyst
Grant" scheme to assess combustion of potential algal biofuels.
Dr Saul Purton
Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (Darwin Building)
University College London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2675
Algal Biology and Biotechnology
Our research combines molecular-genetic, biochemical and biophysical
techniques to investigate various basic and applied aspects of algal
Current research includes:
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