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Cafe Synthetique: Engineering algae for energy and medicine

When Sep 19, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Panton Arms, 43 Panton St, CB2 1HL
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Speakers: Dr Moritz Meyer and Dr Payam Mehrshahi, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge 


Algae are exciting organisms for synthetic biology: easy to grow and manufacturing an abundance of useful compounds, they are used in research on biofuels, medicines and carbon capture among many other applications. Moritz Meyer and Payam Mehrshahi will introduce their work on two aspects of this research, including re-engineering photosynthesis, one of the most important processes in biology



Dr Moritz Meyer: ”Re-engineering photosynthesis: the green algal gold mine”

Dr Payam Mehrshahi: ”Using synthetic biology to engineer medicinal algae”


Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks.