UCL Division of Biosciences


Purton Lab Algal Biology and Biotechnology


Dr Henry Taunt

Dr Henry Taunt

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Phd in Molecular Phycology (UCL)

BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry (University of Bristol)

Email: h.taunt@ucl.ac.uk

Research Interests

My current research is centred around developing the molecular toolbox for the marine alga Phaeodactylum tricornutum, with a particular focus on "industry friendly" technologies such as non-antibiotic selection markers and novel inducible systems.  I am also interested in pushing algal molecular biology in a more synthetic biology direction, for example building libraries of interchangeable expression element 'parts' for use with the Golden Braid system.