Working Group 1

Microalgae growth optimization and population dynamics

The aim of WG1 is defined as evaluating techniques to overcome the main bottlenecks preventing the economic development of large scale photobioreactors. The aim of this WG is to address constraints related to microalgae productivity:

Task (a) Photobioreactor (PBR) design,

Task (b) Nutrients source (synthetic vs wastewater) and nutrition modes, and

Task (c) Interaction with other co-occurring microorganisms. 

Photobioreactor (PBR) design

 

Nutrients source (synthetic vs wastewater) and nutrition modes

Interaction with other co-occurring microorganisms

Working Group Leader and Subleaders

Dr Giuseppe Torzillo

Dr Giuseppe Torzillo WG1 Leader

Dr Giuseppe Torzillo

WG1 Leader

Dr Giuseppe Torzillo

Country: Italy

Institution: Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi del CNR

Email: torzillo@ise.cnr.it

Website: http://www3.ise.cnr.it

Key investigations:

  • Microalgal biotechnology
  • Microalgal physiology
  • Photobiological hydrogen production
  • Bioenergy
  • Photobioreactors

 Key publications:

  • Silva M., Torzillo G. (2012). Nitrogen and phosphorus removal through laboratory batch cultures of Chlorella vulgaris and cyanobacterium Plankthotrix isothrix grown as monoalgal and as co-cultures. J. Appl. Phycol. 24: 267-276.
  • Scoma A., Giannelli L Faraloni C., Torzillo G. (2012). Outdoor H2 production in a 50-liter tubular photobioreactor by means of a sulfur-deprived culture of the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii . J. Biotechnol. 157::620-627
  • Scoma A., Giannelli L Faraloni C., Torzillo G. (2012) Sustained H2 production in a Chlamydomonas. reinhardii D1 protein mutant. J. Biotechnol. 157: 613-619;
  • Scarsella M., Torzillo G., Cicci A., Belotti G., De Filippis P., Bravi M. (2012). Mechanical stress tolerance of two microalgae. Process Biochemistry 47/11:1606-1614.
  • Samori C., Torri C., Fabbri D., Falini G., Faraloni C., Galletti P., Spera S., Taglisavini E., Torzillo G. (2012). Unusual catalysts from molasses: synthesis, properties and application in obtaining of biofuels from algae. ChemSusChem 5: 1501-1512.
  • Adessi A., Torzillo G. Baccetti E., De Philippis R. (2012). Sustained outdoor H2 production with Rhodopseudomonas palustris cultures in a 50 L tubular photobioreactor. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37: 8840-8849.
  • Torzillo G., Faraloni C., Silva A.M., Kopecky J., Pilny J., Masojidek J. (2012). Photoacclimation of Phaeodactlylum tricornutum (Bacillariophyceae) cultures grown outdoors in photobioreactors and open ponds. Eur J Phycol. 47: 169-181.
  • Giannelli L., Torzillo G. (2012). Hydrogen production with the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii grown in a compact tubular photobioreactor immersed in a scattering nanoparticle suspension. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 37: 16951-16961.
  • Silva Benavides A. M., Torzillo G., Kopecky J., Masojidek J. (2013) Productivity and biochemical composition of Phaeodactlylum tricornutum (Bacillariophyceae) cultures grown outdoors in tubular photobioreactors and open ponds. Biomass and Bioenergy 54:115-122.
  • Arias-Peñaranda M. T., Cristiani-Urbina E., Montes-Horcasitas, C.,  Esparza-Garcı́a F, Torzillo G., Cañizares-Villanueva, R.O. (2013). Scenedesmus incrassatulus CLHE-Si01: a potential source of renewable lipid for high quality biodiesel production. Bioresource Technolology. 140: 158-164.
  • Faraloni C., Torzillo G. (2013). Xanthophyll cycle induction by anaerobic conditions under low light in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Appl. Phycol. 25: 1457-1471.
  • Martínez-Roldán A.J., Perales-Vela H.V., Cañizares-Villanueva R.O., Torzillo G. (2014). Physiological response of Nannochloropsis sp., to saline stress in laboratory bath cultures. J. Appl. Phycol. 26:115-121
  • Torzillo G., Scoma A., Faraloni C., Giannelli L. (2014) Advances in the biotechnology of hydrogen production with the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Crit. Review in Biotechnol. DOI: 10.3109/07388551.2014.900734.
  • Oncel S.S., Kose A., Faraloni C., Imamoglu E., Elibol M., Torzillo G., Vardan Sukan F. (2014). Biohydrogen production using mutant strains of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: The effects of light intensity and illumination patterns. Biochem Eng. J. 92: 47-52.
  • Oncel S.S., Kose A., Faraloni C., Imamoglu E., Elibol M., Torzillo G., Vardan Sukan F. (2015). Biohydrogen production with the model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: A simulation of environmental conditions for outdoor experiments. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.12.121.
  • Stojkovic D., Torzillo G., Faraloni C., Valant M. (2015) Hydrogen production by sulfur-deprived TO2-encapsulated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40:3201-3206.

 

Chapter in books:

  • Torzillo G. Vonshak A., (2013). Environmental stress physiology with reference to mass cultures. In: Handbook of Microalgal Cultures (Richmond A., Hu Q. Eds.). Blackwell Science Ltd. Oxford.
  • Torzillo G., Seibert M. Hydrogen production by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (2013) Handbook of Microalgal Cultures (Richmond A., Hu Q. Eds.). Blackwell Science Ltd. Oxford.
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Working Group Members

Dr Maria Barbosa

Dr Maria Barbosa Leader Task a)

Dr Maria Barbosa

Leader Task a)

Dr Maria Barbosa

Country: The Netherlands

Institution: Wageningen University

Email: maria.barbosa@wur.nl

Website: http://www.algaePARC.com

Key investigations:

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Laboratory Evolution
  • Scale-up

Key publications:

  • Bosma R , de Vree JH, Slegers PM, Janssen M, Wijffels RH, Barbosa MJ. 2014. Design and construction of the microalgal pilot facility AlgaePARC. Algal Research 6:160-169.
  • Wijffels RH, Barbosa MJ. Eppink, M. 2010. Microalgae for the production of bulk chemicals and biofuels. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 4:287–295.
  • Wijffels RH, Barbosa MJ. 2010. An outlook on microalgal biofuels. Science 329:79
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Dr. Pierre Collet

Dr. Pierre Collet WG Member

Dr. Pierre Collet

WG Member

Dr. Pierre Collet

Country: France

Institution: IFP Energies Nouvelles

Email: pierre.collet@ifpen.fr

Website: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=_Hp9aHQAAAAJ&hl=fr 

Key investigations:

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Microalgae
  • Bioenergy
  • Climate change

 Key publications:

  • Collet, A. Hélias, L. Lardon, M. Ras, R-A. Goy and J-P. Steyer (2011). Life-cycle assessment of microalgae culture coupled to biogas production. Bioresource Technology 102 (1) 207-214
  • Collet, A. Hélias, L. Lardon and J-P. Steyer (2014). How to take time into account in the inventory step? A selective introduction based on sensitivity analysis. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 19 (2) 320-330
  • Collet, A. Hélias, L. Lardon, J-P. Steyer and O. Bernard (2015). Recommendations for Life Cycle Assessment of algal fuels. Applied Energy 154, 1089-1102
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Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak

Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak WG Member

Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak

WG Member

Prof.Dr.Anet Režek Jambrak

Country: Croatia

Institution: Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology

Email: arezek@pbf.hr

Website: http://www.pbf.unizg.hr/en/departments/department_of_food_engineering/laboratory_for_food_processes_engineering/anet_rezek_jambrak

Key investigations:

  • Non-thermal food processing technologies (power ultrasound, pulsed electric fields, non-thermal plasma, high pressure processing) and microwave processing
  • Microwave inactivation, aroma profile, proteins, carbohydrates

Key publications:

  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, V Lelas, Z Herceg, IL Herceg, 2008, Effect of ultrasound treatment on solubility and foaming properties of whey protein suspensions.
  • AR Jambrak, V Lelas, TJ Mason, G Krešić, M Badanjak, 2009, Physical properties of ultrasound treated soy proteins, Journal of Food Engineering 93 (4), 386-393.
  • AR Jambrak, Z Herceg, D Šubarić, J Babić, M Brnčić, SR Brnčić, 2010, Ultrasound effect on physical properties of corn starch, Carbohydrate Polymers 79 (1), 91-100.
  • G Krešić, V Lelas, AR Jambrak, Z Herceg, SR Brnčić, Influence of novel food processing technologies on the rheological and thermophysical properties of whey proteins, Journal of Food Engineering 87 (1), 64-73.
  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, L Paniwnyk, V Lelas, 2007, Accelerated drying of button mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower by applying power ultrasound and its rehydration properties, Journal of Food Engineering 81 (1), 88-97.
  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, V Lelas, G Krešić, 2010, Ultrasonic effect on physicochemical and functional properties of α-lactalbumin, LWT-Food science and Technology 43 (2), 254-262.
  • AR Jambrak, TJ Mason, V Lelas, L Paniwnyk, Z Herceg, 2014, Effect of ultrasound treatment on particle size and molecular weight of whey proteins, Journal of Food engineering 121, 15-23.
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Dr Myriam Catalá

Dr Myriam Catalá WG Member

Dr Myriam Catalá

WG Member

Dr Myriam Catalá

Country: Spain

Institution: Rey Juan Carlos University

Email: Myriam.catala@urjc.es

Websites: http://www.escet.urjc.es/biodiversos/espa/personal/myriam/myriam_e.htm

https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=RkKGbhcAAAAJ&hl=es

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Myriam_Catala/contributions

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5114-6988

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-3830-2009



Key investigations:

  • Ecotoxicity of emerging pollutants

  • Oxidative stress and role of NO in lichen symbiosis

  • Lichen phycobiont applications in biotechnology and biomedicine

Key publications:

  • R. Álvarez, A. del Hoyo, C. Díaz-Rodríguez, A. J. Coello, E. M. del Campo, E. Barreno, M. Catalá, L. M. Casano (2015) Lichen Rehydration in Heavy Metal-Polluted Environments: Pb Modulates the Oxidative Response of Both Ramalina farinacea Thalli and Its Isolated Microalgae Microbial Ecology 69(3): 698-709

  • Domínguez-Morueco, N.; Moreno, H.; Barreno, E.; Catalá, M. (2014). Preliminary assessment of terrestrial microalgae isolated from lichens as testing species for environmental monitoring: lichen phycobionts present high sensitivity to environmental micropollutants. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 99: 35-44.

  • Catalá, M.; Gasulla, F.; Pradas del Real, A. E.; García-Breijo, F.; Reig-Armiñana, J. (2013). The organic air pollutant cumene hydroperoxide interferes with NO antioxidant role in rehydrating lichen. Environmental Pollution 179: 277-284.

  • Esteban, S.; Fernández Rodríguez, J.; Díaz López, G.; Núñez, M.; Valcárcel, Y.; Catalá, M. (2013). New microbioassays based on biomarkers are more sensitive to fluvial water micropollution than standard testing methods. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 93: 52-59.

  • Feito, R.; Valcárcel, Y.; Catalá, M. (2013). Preliminar data suggest that venlafaxine environmental concentrations could be very toxic to plants. Chemosphere 90: 2065-2069.

  • de Carvalho, R. C.; Catalá, M.; da Silva, J. M.; Branquinho, C.; Barreno, E. (2012). The impact of dehydration rate on the production and cellular location of reactive oxygen species in an aquatic moss. Annals of Botany 110: 1007-1016.Fddf

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Dr Sanda Velea

Dr Sanda Velea WG Member

Dr Sanda Velea

WG Member

Dr Sanda Velea

Country: Romania

Institution: National R&D Institute for Chemistry & Petrochemistry ICECHIM-Bucharest

Email: general.manager@icechim.ro

Website: http://www.icechim.ro

Key investigations:

  • Alternative bioresources
  • CO2 capture and sequestration by microalgae
  • photobioreactors
  • Algal biomass valorisation

 International patents:

  • Stepan Emil, Velea Sanda, Oancea Florin, Bomboş Mariana Mihaela, Vasilievici Gabriel, Pârvulescu Vasile, Blăjan Olimpiu, Crucean Augustin Constantin, “Process for obtaining aviation biofuel from microalgal biomass”, WO 2015/076687
  • Oancea Florin, Velea Sanda, Stepan Emil, Ilie Lucia, “Process for mixotrophic cultivation of algae”, WO 2015/076689
  • Oancea Florin, Velea Sanda, Ilie Lucia, Stepan Emil, “Nannochloris sp. stain for obtainment of bio-based aviation fuel”, WO 2015/072873

International conferences:

  • Emil Stepan, Sanda Velea, Olimpiu Blăjan, Elena-Emilia Oprescu, Gabriel Vasilievici, Elena Radu, Adrian Radu, “Bio-derived synthetic paraffinic kerosene from microalgae”, International Conference ”1st Chemistry in Energy Conference”, Edinburg, Marea Britanie,19-23 iulie 2015.
  • Oprescu E.E., Velea Sanda, Doncea S.M., Radu A., Emil Stepan, Bolocan I., „Biodiesel from algae oil with high free fatty acid over amphiphilic solid acid catalyst”, International Conference ICheaP12, 19-22.05.2015, Milano, Italia.
  • M. Popescu, I. Calinescu, Sanda Velea, D. Ighigeanu, D. Martin, Microwaves bio-effects on microalgae growth, International Conference Ampere 2015, Cracovia, Polonia, 14-17 september 2015.
  • Sanda Velea, S.B. Ghimis, A.M. Popescu, E. Radu, Effects of Organic Carbon Sources on Cell Growth and Oil Content of Microalgae Species, International Conference RICCCE 19, Sibiu, Romania, 2-5 septembrie 2015.
  • Sanda VELEA “Evaluation of electroflocculation for microalgae harvesting”, 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, Germany -23-26 June 2014

Papers:

  • Andreea Dragu, Solen Kinayyigit, Eduardo J. García-Suárez, Mihaela Florea, Emil Stepan, Sanda Velea, Liviu Tanase, Vincent Collière, Karine Philippot, P. Granger, Vasile I. Pârvulescu, “Deoxygenation of oleic acid: Influence of the synthesis route of Pd/mesoporous carbon nanocatalysts onto their activity and selectivity”, Applied Catalysis A: General, vol. 504, pag. 81-91 anul 2015, (ISSN: 0926860X)
  • Velea S., Ilie L., Stepan E., Chiurtu R., „New Photobioreactor Design for Enhancing the Photosynthetic Productivity of Chlorella homosphaera Culture”, “Revista de Chimie”, 2014, 65(1), 56-60, 2014, (ISSN 0034-7752)
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Ms Alma Toledo-Cervantes

Ms Alma Toledo-Cervantes WG Member

Ms Alma Toledo-Cervantes

WG Member

Ms Alma Toledo-Cervantes

Country: Spain

Institution: University of Valladolid

Email: almatolecerv@gmail.com

Website: http://gastreatment-microalgaeresearchgroup.blogspot.com.es/

Key investigations:

  • Biogas upgrading in photobioreactors using symbiotic microalgae-bacteria cultures.
  • Microalgae-based wastewater treatment
  • Flue gas treatment in photobioreactors.

 Key publications:

  • Lebrero, R. Toledo-Cervantes, A., Nery, V., Foresti, E., Muñoz, R. (2015). Biogas upgrading from vinasse digestors: a comparison between an anoxic biotrickling filter and a photobiorreactor. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. doi: 10.1002/jctb.4843
  • Cabello, J., Toledo-Cervantes, A., Sánchez, L., Revah, S., Morales, M. (2015). Effect of the temperature, pH and irradiance on the photosynthetic activity by Scenedesmus obtusiusculus under nitrogen replete and deplete conditions. Technol., 181, 128-135.
  • Toledo-Cervantes A., Morales M. (2015). Biogas Production and Upgrading Using Microalgae. In “Microalgae and Other Phototrophic Bacteria Culture, Processing, Recovery and New Products“. ISBN 978-1-63482-079-0. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. NY, USA
  • Toledo-Cervantes A., Morales M., (2014). Biorefinery: Using microalgal biomass for producing energy and chemicals. In “Energy and Environment Nowadays”. ISBN 978-63117-399-8. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. NY, USA
  • Toledo-Cervantes A., Morales M., Novelo E., Revah S. (2013). Carbon dioxide fixation and lipid storage by Scenedesmus obtusiusculus. Technol., 130: 652-658.
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Dr Christiane Funk

Dr Christiane Funk WG Member

Dr Christiane Funk

WG Member

Dr Christiane Funk

Country: Sweden

Institution: Umeå University

Email: Christiane.Funk@umu.se

Website: http://solarfuels.eu/

Key investigations:

  • Scientific Coordinator Leader Project title: MicroBioRefine, a consortium consisting of 9 research groups at 3 Universities and SP Swedish Technical Insitute to collect and characterize photosynthetic microorganisms adapted to the Swedish climate and to use them for biomass production and waste water reclamation. Financed by the Swedish Research Council (FORMAS) and Swedish Energy Agency.
  • From lab to pilot scale (up to 40 000 l)
  • Photosynthetic light harvesting

Key publications:

  • Tibiletti T, Hernandez-Prieto M, Matthijs H, Niyogi, KK, Funk C (2016) Deletion of the gene family of small chlorophyll-binding proteins (ScpABCDE) offsets C/N homeostasis in Synechocystis PCC 6803, Biophys. Acta (Bioenergetics) 1857, 396-407. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2015.11.011
  • Cheregi, O., Kotabová, E., Prášil, O., Schröder, W.P., Kaňa R., Funk, C. (2015) Presence of State Transitions in the Cryptophyte Alga GUILLARDIA THETA, Journal of Experimental Botany 66: 6461-6470, DOI:10.1093/jxb/erv362.
  • Cheregi, O., Vermaas , Funk, C. (2012) The search for new chlorophyll-binding proteins in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, J. Biotechnol. 162, 124-133.
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Dr Polycarpos Polycarpou

Dr Polycarpos Polycarpou WG Member

Dr Polycarpos Polycarpou

WG Member

Dr Polycarpos Polycarpou

Country: CYPRUS                                                                 

Institution: Agricultural Research Institute (ARI)

Email: p.polycarpou@arinet.ari.gov.cy

Website: http://ari.gov.cy

Key investigations:

  • Construction and Performance optimization of PhotoBioReactors
  • Microalgae Harvesting Systems
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Bioenergy and Solar energy

Key publications:

  • Polycarpou, P., 2009. Bioethanol production from asphodelus aestivus. Elsevier, Renewable Energy, Volume 34, Issue 12, p.p. 2525-2527
  • Polycarpou, P., 2012. Ethanol production from Ferula communis. Elsevier, Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 36, p.p. 289-292.
  • Fokaides, P. A., Polycarpou, P. (2013). Exploitation of Olive Solid Waste for Energy Purposes. In: Poullikkas A, editor. Renewable Energy, Economies, Emerging Technologies and Global Practices. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.; 2013. pp.163-178.
  • Dalias, P., Polycarpou, 2014. Decomposition of the biodiesel by-product, crude glycerol, in soil. Elsevier, Research in Agricultural Engineering, Vol.60, No.1: 17-23.

 

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Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU

Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU WG Member

Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU

WG Member

Dr Müge ISLETEN HOSOGLU

Country: Turkey

Institution: Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Food Eng. Dept.

Email: mugehosoglu@comu.edu.tr

Website: http://aves.comu.edu.tr/mugehosoglu/

Key investigations:

  • Algal biotechnology
  • Food
  • Bioprocess Engineering

Key publications:

  • Yıldırım, A., Demirel, Z., Isleten-Hosoglu, , Akgun, İ. H., Hatipoglu-Uslu, S., Conk-Dalay, M. 2014. Carotenoid and Fatty Acid Compositions of an Indigenous Ettlia texensis Isolate (Chlorophyceae) Under Phototrophic and Mixotrophic Conditions. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 172(3):1307-19.
  • Isleten-Hosoglu, , Ayyıldız-Tamis, D., Zengin, G., Elibol, M. 2013. Enhanced Growth and Lipid Accumulation by a New Ettlia texensis Isolate Under Optimized Photoheterotrophic Condition. Bioresource Technology. 131, 258-265
  • Isleten-Hosoglu, , Gultepe, I., Elibol, M. 2012. Optimization of Carbon and Nitrogen Sources for Biomass and Lipid Production by Chlorella saccharophila under Heterotrophic Conditions and Development of Nile Red Fluorescence Based Method for Quantification of Its Neutral Lipid Content. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 61, 11–19.
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Dr Sunčica Bosak

Dr Sunčica Bosak WG Member

Dr Sunčica Bosak

WG Member

Dr Sunčica Bosak

Country: Croatia

Institution: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science

Email: suncica.bosak@biol.pmf.hr

Website: https://www.pmf.unizg.hr/biol/en/suncica.bosak

Key publications:

  • Bosak, S. Šupraha, L., Nanjappa, D.; Kooistra, W.H.C.F.; Sarno, D. (2015) Morphology and phylogeny of four species from the genus Bacteriastrum (Bacillariophyta). Phycologia. 54 (2015) , 2; 130-148
  • Bosak, S., Pletikapić, G., Hozić, A., Svetličić, V., Sarno, D., Viličić, D. (2012) A novel type of colony formation in marine planktonic diatoms revealed by atomic force microscopy. PLoS ONE, 7, 9, e44851; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044851.
  • Bosak, S.; Šilović, T., Ljubešić, Z., Kušpilić, G., Pestorić, B.; Krivokapić, S.; Viličić, D. (2012) Phytoplankton size structure and species composition as an indicator of trophic status in transitional ecosystems: the case study of a Mediterranean fjord-like karstic bay. Oceanologia. 54, 2; 255-286
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Dr Timea Hajnal Jafari

Dr Timea Hajnal Jafari WG Member

Dr Timea Hajnal Jafari

WG Member

Dr Timea Hajnal Jafari

Country: Serbia

Institution: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad

Email: mikrobiologija@polj.uns.ac.rs

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Timea_Hajnal_Jafari 

Key investigations:

  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Microbial Fertilizers
  • Plant Microbe Interactions

Key publications:

  • Čolo J., Hajnal-Jafari T., Djuric S., Stamenov D., Hamidovic S. (2013): Planth Growth Promotion Rhizobacteria in Onion Production, Polish Journal of Microbiology., 63,1,83-88.
  • Hajnal-Jafari, T., Duric, D. Stamenov, M. Manojlovic (2015): Improvement of productive capacity of solonetz by application of microorganisms. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 21 No.4: 767–770.
  • Dragana Stamenov, Đurić Simonida, Timea Hajnal-Jafari, Dragana Jošić, Maja Manojlović (2016): The use of Streptomyces isolate with plant growth promoting traits in the production of English reygrass. Rom. Agric. Res. No. 33, First Online: March, 2016. DII 2067-5720 RAR 2016-70.
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Dr Judita Koreivienė

Dr Judita Koreivienė WG Member

Dr Judita Koreivienė

WG Member

Dr Judita Koreivienė

Country: Lithuania

Institution: Laboratory of Algology and Microbial Ecology, Nature Research Centre

Email: judita.koreiviene@gmail.com 

Key investigations:

  • Diversity and ecology of freshwater/brackish algae and cyanobacteria
  • Trophic interactions in aquatic ecosystems
  • Microalgae and cyanobacteria isolation and culture maintenance
  • Microalgae-based wastewater treatment
  • Cell wall disruption

 Key publications:

  • Koreivienė J., Kasperovičienė J., Savadova K., Karosienė J., Vitonytė I., 2016. Collection of pure cultures of algae and cyanobacteria for research, teaching and biotechnological applications (Nature Research Centre, Lithuania). Botanica Lithuanica, 22(1): 87–92.
  • Šulčius S., Alzbutas G., Kvederavičiūtė K., Koreivienė J., Zakrys L., Lubys A., Paškauskas R. 2015. Draft genome sequence of the cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon flos-aquae strain 2012/KM1/D3, isolated from the Curonian Lagoon (Baltic Sea). Genome Announc. 3(1):e01392-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01392-14.
  • Anne O., Bugajev D., Koreiviene J., 2015. Determining optimal growth conditions for the highest biomass microalgae species in Lithuanian part of the Curonian Lagoon for further cultivation. International Journal of Environmental Research, 9(1): 233–246.
  • Koreivienė J., Anne O., Kasperovičienė J., Burškytė V. Cyanotoxin management and human health risk mitigation in recreational waters. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186:4443–4459.
  • Koreivienė J., Valčiukas R., Karosienė J., Baltrėnas P., 2014. Testing of Chlorella/Scenedesmus microalgae consortia for remediation of wastewater, CO2 mitigation and algae biomass feasibility for lipid production. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 22(02): 105–114.
  • Seppälä J., Spilling K., Manninen K., Salo E., Cahill B., Gröndahl F., Pechsiri J. S., Christensen P. B., Belous O., Koreiviene J., Olenina I. 2012. Large-scale microalgae cultivation (pp. 125-145). In: Schultz-Zehden A. and Matczak M. (Eds.), An assessment of innovative and sustainable uses of Baltic marine resources. Maritime Institute in Gdańsk. Available on the website: http://www.submariner-project.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=233&Itemid=384
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Ing. Karolína Ranglová

Ing. Karolína Ranglová WG Member

Ing. Karolína Ranglová

WG Member

Ing. Karolína Ranglová

Name: Karolína Ranglová 

Country: Czech Republic

Institution: Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v.v.i.

Email: ranglova@alga.cz

Website: http://www.alga.cz/en/

Key investigations:

  • Mass cultivation of algae
  • Photobioreactor design
  • Measuring of photosynthethic changes

Key publications:

  • Ranglová, K.; Krejčová P.; Kubec, R.:  The effect of storage and processing on antimicrobial activity of Tulbaghia violaceaS. Afr. J. Bot. 201597, 159-164.
  • Babaei, A., Ranglová, K., Malapascua, J.R. and Masojídek, J.: The synergistic effect of Selenium (selenite, -SeO32-) dose and irradiance intensity in Chlorella cultures. AMB Expr. 2017, 56.
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Dr Konstantinos Kormas

Dr Konstantinos Kormas WG Member

Dr Konstantinos Kormas

WG Member

Dr Konstantinos Kormas

Country: Greece

Institution: University of Thessaly

Email: kkormas@uth.gr        

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/kkormas/

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae and Cyanobacteria
  • Bacteria & Archaea
  • Diversity
  • Biological interactions

Key publications:

  • Kurmayer R, Christiansen G, Kormas K, Vyverman W, Verleyen E, Ramos V, Moreira C, Vasconcelos V (2017) Sampling and metadata. In: Kurmayer R, Sivonen K, Wilmotte A, Salmaso N (eds) A handbook on molecular tools for the detection and quantification of toxigenic cyanobacteria. John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-119-33210-7, IN PRESS
  • Genitsaris S, Stefanidou N, Katsiapi M, Vardaka E, Kormas KA, Sommer U, Moustaka-Gouni M (2016) Haematococcus: a successful air-dispersed colonist in ephemeral waters is rarely found in phytoplankton communities. Turk. J. Bot. 40:427-438
  • Meziti A, Tsementzi D, Kormas KA, Karayanni H, Konstantinidis KT (2016) Anthropogenic effects on bacterial diversity and function along a river-to-estuary gradient in Northwest Greece revealed by metagenomics. Environ. Microbiol. 18:4640-4652
  • Vardaka E, Kormas KA, Katsiapi M, Genitsaris S, Moustaka-Gouni M (2016) Molecular diversity of bacteria in commercially available “Spirulina” food supplements. PeerJ 4:e1610
  • Nikouli E, Kormas KA, Berillis P, Karayanni H, Moustaka-Gouni M (2013) Harmful and parasitic unicellular eukaryotes persist in a shallow lake under reconstruction (L. Karla, Greece). Hydrobiologia 718:73-83
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Dr Zivan Gojkovic

Dr Zivan Gojkovic WG Member

Dr Zivan Gojkovic

WG Member

Dr Zivan Gojkovic

Country: Sweden

Institution: Umea University, Sweden

Email: zivan.gojkovic@umu.se; gojkoviczivan@gmail.com

Key investigations:

  • Umea University, Sweden. Post-doc on a Biorafinery project (March 2016-present)
  • AlgaePARC – Algae Production and Research Center of The Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Work on comparison of lipid production in various microalgae species grown in vertical photobioreactors outdoors (May-December 2015)
  • Algal Biotechnology Group. University of Huelva, Spain. Junior researcher. Grant from Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) for foreign PhD-students. (October 2013-March 2014)

Key publications:

  • Gojkovic Z, Vilchez C, Marova I, Gomez-Ariza JL, Garbayo-Nores I, Selenium bioaccumulation and toxicity in cultures of green microalgae. Algal Research, 2015, Vol. 7,pp. 106-116.
  • Gojkovic Z, Vilchez C, Torronteras R, Vigara J, Gomez-Jacinto V, Janzer N, Gomez-Ariza JL, Marova I, Garbayo-Nores I, Effect of selenate on viability and selenomethionine accumulation of Chlorella sorokiniana grown in batch culture. The Scientific World Journal, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/401265
  • Gojkovic Z, Garbayo-Nores I, Gomez-Jacinto V, Garcia-Barrera T, Gomez-Ariza JL, Marova I, Vilchez-Lobato C, Continuous production of selenomethionine-enriched Chlorella sorokiniana biomass in a photobioreactor. Process Biochemistry, 2013, vol 48, pp. 1235-1241.
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Dr Enrique Aymerich

Dr Enrique Aymerich WG Member

Dr Enrique Aymerich

WG Member

Dr Enrique Aymerich

Country: Spain

Institution: Ceit-IK4

Email: eaymerich@ceit.es

Website: http://ceit.es/es/directorio-de-personal/139-research-scientist/5489-enrique-aymerich-2

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae-based wastewater treatment
  • Biomethanation and composting of organic solid waste
  • Resource recovery from industrial organic waste (VFA production)

Key publications:

  • Ion Irizar, Jesús Zambrano, Bengt Carlsson, Mikel Morrás, Enrique Aymerich, “Robust tuning of bending-points detection algorithms in batch-operated processes: Application to Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digesters“, Environmental Modelling & Software, vol. 71, pp. 148-158, September 2015
  • Aymerich, M. Esteban-Gutierrez, L. Sancho, “Analysis of the stability of high-solids anaerobic digestion of agro-industrial waste and sewage sludge“, Bioresource Techonology Vol 144, September 2013, pp. 107-114.
  • Astals, M. Esteban-Gutiérrez, T. Fernández-Arévalo, E. Aymerich, J.L. García-Heras, J. Mata-Alvarez, “Anaerobic digestion of seven different sewage sludges: a biodegradability and modelling study“, Water Research, vol. 47, no. 16, pp. 6033-6043, 2013.
  • Raposo, R. Borja, J.A. Cacho, J. Mumme, K. Orupõld, S. Esteves, J. Noguerol-Arias, S. Picard, A. Nielfa, P. Scherer, I. Wierinck, E. Aymerich, C. Cavinato, D.C. Rodriguez, N. García-Mancha, P.N.T. Lens, V. Fernández-Cegrí, “First international comparative study of volatile fatty acids in aqueous samples by chromatographic techniques: evaluating sources of error“, Trends in Analytical Chemistry 51, 127-143 (2013)
  • Donoso-Bravo, S. Pérez-Elvira, E. Aymerich, F. Fdz-Polanco, “Assessment of the influence of thermal pretreatment time on the macromolecular composition and anaerobic biodegradability of the sewage sludge“, Bioresource Technology 102 (2), 660-666 (2011).

 

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Dr Giorgos Markou

Dr Giorgos Markou Leader Task b)

Dr Giorgos Markou

Leader Task b)

Dr Giorgos Markou

Country: Greece

Institution: Agricultural University of Athens

Email: markoug@aua.gr

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Giorgos_Markou

Key investigations:

  • Biomass
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Biofuels

Key publications:

  • Markou, G., Nerantzis, E. 2013. Microalgae for high-value compounds and biofuels production: A review with focus on cultivation under stress conditions. Biotechnol. Adv., 31, 1532-1542.
  • Markou, G., Vandamme, D., Muylaert, K. 2014. Microalgal and cyanobacterial cultivation: The supply of nutrients. Water Res., 65, 186-202.
  • Markou, G., Vandamme, D., Muylaert, K. 2014. Using natural zeolite for ammonia sorption from wastewater and as nitrogen releaser for the cultivation of Arthrospira platensis. Bioresour. Technol., 155, 373-378.
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Dr. Raúl Muñoz

Dr. Raúl Muñoz WG Member

Dr. Raúl Muñoz

WG Member

Dr. Raúl Muñoz

Country: Spain

Institution: Dpt. of Chemical Engineering and Enviromental Technology, University of Valladolid (UVa)

Email: mutora@iq.uva.es

Websites: http://envtech.uva.es/ http://gastreatment-microalgaeresearchgroup.blogspot.com.es/

Key investigations:

  • Principal Investigator (UVa) Project title: “Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater” European Union Horizon2020 program. Water 1b-2015 (2016-2019)
  • Integral valorization of SANDACH: Evaluation of the potential of microalgae for nutrient recovery from digestate. BIOGAS FUEL CELL S.A. (2015)

Key publications:

  • Posadas E, Serejo M, Blanco S, Perez R, Garcia-Encina P, Muñoz R (2015) Minimization of Biomethane Oxygen Concentration during Biogas Upgrading in Algal-Bacterial Photobioreactors. Algal Research. 12: 221-229
  • Alcántara C, Dominguez J, García D, Blanco S, Perez R, Garcia-Encina P, Muñoz R (2015) Evaluation of wastewater treatment in a novel anoxic-aerobic algal-bacterial photobioreactor with biomass recycling through carbon and nitrogen mass balances. Bioresource Technology 191: 173-186.
  • Serejo M, Posadas E, Boncz M, Blanco S, Garcia-Encina P, Muñoz R (2015) Influence of biogas flow rate on biomass composition during the optimization of biogas upgrading in microalgal-bacterial processes. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(5): 3228-3236.
  • Posadas E, Morales M.M, Gomez C, Acien-Fernandez G, Muñoz R (2015) Influence of pH and CO2 source on the performance of microalgae-based secondary domestic wastewater treatment in outdoors pilot raceways. Chemical Engineering Journal. 265: 239-248.
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Dr Spyros Gkelis

Dr Spyros Gkelis WG Member

Dr Spyros Gkelis

WG Member

Dr Spyros Gkelis

Country: Greece

Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Email: sgkelis@bio.auth.gr

Website: http://cyanolab.bio.auth.gr/

AcademiaEdu: https://auth.academia.edu/SpyrosGkelis

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Spyros_Gkelis

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7746-3199

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/spyros-gkelis/38/b82/828

twitter: https://twitter.com/northaura



Key investigations:

  • Diversity (morphological, genetic, metabolic) and phylogeny of algae

  • Bioactive and toxic cyanobacteria peptides

  • Spirulina (Artrhospira) biotechnology

Key publications:

  • Gkelis, S., Lanaras, T., Sivonen, K. 2015. Cyanobacterial toxic and bioactive peptides in freshwater bodies of Greece: concentrations, occurrence patterns and implications for human health. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(10), 6319-6335

  • Gkelis, S., Fernández-Tussy, P., Zaoutsos, N. 2015. Isolation and preliminary characterization of cyanobacteria strains from freshwaters of Greece. Open Life Sci 10: 52-60.

  • Gkelis S., Papadimitriou T., Zaoutsos N., Leonardos I. 2014. Anthropogenic and climate-induced change favors toxic cyanobacteria blooms: Evidence from monitoring a highly eutrophic, urban Mediterranean lake. Harmful Algae. 39:322-333.

  • Gkelis, S., Rajaniemi, P., Vardaka, E., Moustaka-Gouni, M., Lanaras, T., Sivonen, K. 2005. Limnothrix redekei (Van Goor) Meffert (Cyanobacteria) strains from Lake Kastoria, Greece form a separate phylogenetic group. Microb. Ecol. 49, 176-182.



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Dr Cristina González-Fernández

Dr Cristina González-Fernández WG Member

Dr Cristina González-Fernández

WG Member

Dr Cristina González-Fernández

Country: Spain

Institution: IMDEA Energy

Email: cristina.gonzalez@imdea.org

Website: http://www.energy.imdea.org/

Key investigations:

  • Anaerobic Digestion

  • Wastewater bioremediation

  • Photosynthetic microorganisms

Key publications:

  • C. Gonzalez-Fernandez, B. Sialve, B. Molinuevo-Salces “Anaerobic digestion of microalgal biomass: Challenges, opportunities and research needs” Bioresource Technology 198 (2015) 896-906

  • L. Mendez, A. Mahdy, M. Ballesteros, C. Gonzalez FernandezChlorella vulgaris vs cyanobacterial biomasses: Comparison in terms of biomass productivity and biogas yield” Energy Conversion and Management 92 (2015) 137 – 142

  • Mahdy, L. Mendez, S. Blanco, M. Ballesteros, C. Gonzalez “Protease cell wall degradation of Chlorella vulgaris: Effect on methane production” Bioresource Technology 171 (2014) 421 – 427

  • C. Gonzalez Fernandez, B. Sialve, N. Bernet, J.P. Steyer “Impact of microalgae characteristics on their conversion to biofuel. Part II: Focus on biomethane production” Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining 6 – 2 (2012) 205 – 218

  • C. Gonzalez Fernandez, B. Molinuevo Salces, M.C. Garcia Gonzalez “Nitrogen transformationsunder different conditions in open ponds by means of microalgae-bacteria consortium treating pig slurry” Bioresource Technology 102 (2011) 960 – 966

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Dr. Roberta Congestri

Dr. Roberta Congestri WG Member

Dr. Roberta Congestri

WG Member

Dr. Roberta Congestri

Country: Italy

Institution: Laboratory of Biology of Algae, Department of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Email: roberta.congestri@uniroma2.it

Website: http://bio.uniroma2.it/roberta-congestri/

Key investigations:

  • Taxonomy, ecophysiology and ultrastructure of microalgae and cyanobacteria in phytoplankton and phototrophic biofilms: image analysis techniques for automatic identification and quantification of toxic and bloom forming cyanobacteria, structural, 3-dimensional, and spectral analysis of biofilms by confocal microscopy
  • Phototrophic biofilms in wastewater treatment plants: structure and function and application in effluent remediation
  • Biofouling monitoring and control in industrial systems
  • Mass cultivation of selected cyanobacteria and microalgae in suspended and attached growth systems at different scale: biomass and bio-compound yields, automated in vivo monitoring of product accumulation by image analysis, multiple extraction
  • Diatom frustule photonics and micro-mechanics, pore patterns and silica nanostructures for nanotechnology and photonics application
  • Intensive cultures of diatom strains for biosilica and EPS (ExoPolymeric Substances) exploitation coupled to biomass utilization for biodiesel extraction

Key publications:

  • Congestri R, Di Pippo F, De Philippis R, Buttino I, Paradossi G, Albertano P – 2006 Seasonal succession of phototrophic biofilms in an Italian wastewater treatment plant: biovolume, spatial structure and exopolysaccharides. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 45 (3): 301-312.
  • Di Pippo F, Bohn A, Congestri R, De Philippis R, Albertano P 2009 – Capsular polysaccharides of cultured phototrophic biofilms. Biofouling 25: 495-504
  • Di Caprio G, Coppola G , De Stefano L, De Stefano M, Antonucci A, Congestri R, De Tommasi E 2014 – Shedding light on diatom photonics by means of digital holography. Journal of Biophotonics 7(5): 341-350.
  • Ferrara MA, Dardano P, De Stefano L, Rea I, Coppola G, Rendina I, Congestri R, Antonucci A, De Stefano M, De Tommasi E 2014 – Optical properties of diatom nanostructured biosilica in Arachnoidiscus sp: micro-optics from mother nature. PlosOne 9(7): e103750. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.
  • Lamastra FR, De Angelis R, Antonucci A, Salvatori D, Prosposito P, Casalboni M, Congestri R, Melino S, Nanni F 2014 – Polymer composite random lasers based on diatom frustules as scatterers RSC Advances 4 (106): 61809-61816
  • Di Pippo F, Ellwood NTW, Guzzon A, Bohn A, Congestri R 2014 – Diversity and biomass accumulation in cultured phototrophic biofilms European Journal of Phycology 49 (3):384-394.
  • Lvova L, Guanais Gonçalves, Petropoulos CK, Micheli L, Volpe G, Kirsanov D, Legin A, Viaggiu E, Congestri R, Guzzella L, Pozzoni F, Di Natale C, Paolesse R 2016 – Electronic Tongue for microcystin screening in waters Biosensors & Bioelectronics DOI:1016/j.bios.2016.01.050
  • Gismondi A, Di Pippo F, Bruno L, Antonaroli S, Congestri R 2016 – Phosphorus removal coupled to bioenergy production by three cyanobacterial isolates in a biofilm dynamic growth system International Journal of Phytoremediation DOI:1080/15226514.2016.1156640
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Dr. Jasmina Obhodas

Dr. Jasmina Obhodas WG Member

Dr. Jasmina Obhodas

WG Member

Dr. Jasmina Obhodas

Country: Croatia

Institution: Ruder Boskovic Institute

Email: jobhodas@irb.hr

Website: http://www.irb.hr

Key investigations:

  • Potential of algae production in alkaline lakes from bauxite industry
  • Growth of coanobacteria in extreme environments

Key publications:

  • Kutle, A., Nađ, K., Obhođaš, J., Oreščanin, V., and Valković, V. (2004): Assessment of environmental condition in the waste disposal site of ex-aluminum plant near Obrovac in Croatia. X-ray Spectrometry, 33, 39-45.
  • Obhodas J., Sudac D., Matjacic L., Valkovic V. (2012): Red Mud Characterization Using Atomic and Nuclear Analytical Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 59/4, 1453-1457. DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2012.2206608
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Ahmed Mahdy

Ahmed Mahdy WG Member

Ahmed Mahdy

WG Member

Ahmed Mahdy

Country: Spain

Institution: IMDEA Energy Institute (Spain) & Department of Agricultural Microbiology Zagazig University (Egypt)

Email: ahmed.mahdy@Imdea.org

Websites:

http://www.energy.imdea.org/  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmed_Abdelmohsen_Mahdy

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Wastewater bioremediation

Key publications:

  • Mahdy, A., Mendez, L., Ballesteros, M.,   González-Fernández, C., 2015. Protease pretreated Chlorella vulgaris biomass bioconversion to methane via semi-continuous anaerobic digestion. Fuel 158, 35-41
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Dr Marko Dolinar

Dr Marko Dolinar WG Member

Dr Marko Dolinar

WG Member

Dr Marko Dolinar

Country: Slovenia

Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Email: marko.dolinar@fkkt.uni-lj.si

Websites:

Faculty: http://www.fkkt.uni-lj.si/en/
Group: http://bit.do/cyanoFCCT

Key investigations:

  • Synthetic biology toolbox for cyanobacteria
  • Biosafety of GM cyanobacteria
  • Microbial toxin – antitoxin systems
  • Programmed cell death of cyanobacteria
  • Cyanobacterial biotechnology
  • DNA barcoding of microalgae

Key publications:

  • Klemenčič, M. Dolinar (2016) Orthocaspase and toxin-antitoxin loci rubbing shoulders in the genome of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806. Current Genetics (in press), doi: 10.1007/s00294-016-0582-6.
  • Čelešnik, A. Tanšek, A. Tahirović, A. Vižintin, J. Mustar,V. Vidmar, M. Dolinar (2016) Biosafety of biotechnologically important microalgae: intrinsic suicide switch implementation in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biology Open (accepted for publication)
  • Klemenčič, M. Novinec, M. Dolinar (2015) Orthocaspases are proteolytically active prokaryotic caspase homologues: the case of Microcystis aeruginosa. Mol Microbiol 98:142–150, doi: 10.1111/mmi.13110.
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Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris

Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris WG Member

Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris

WG Member

Dr. Dorinde Kleinegris

Country: Norway

Institution: Uni Research AS

Email: dorinde.kleinegris@uni.no

 

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Dr Zrinka Ljubešić

Dr Zrinka Ljubešić WG Member

Dr Zrinka Ljubešić

WG Member

Dr Zrinka Ljubešić

Country: Croatia

Institution: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Email: zrinka.ljubesic@biol.pmf.hr

Website: https://www.pmf.unizg.hr/bz/biota

Key investigations:

  • Taxonomy and ecology of marine phytoplankton
  • Physical–biological coupling
  • Identification of bio-indicators of ecosystem changes and optimazing methods of their fast detection

Key publications:

  • Šupraha, L.; Bosak, S.; Ljubešić, Z.; Mihanović, H.; Olujić, G.; Mikac I.; Viličić, D.2014: Cryptophyte bloom in a Mediterranean estuary: High abundance of Plagioselmis prolonga in the Krka River estuary (eastern Adriatic Sea), Scientia Marina, 3; 329338
  • Mihanović, H., Vilibić, I, Carniel, S., Tudor, M., Russo, A., Bergamasco, A., Bubić, N., Ljubešić, Z., Viličić, D., Boldrin, A., Malačić, V., Celio, M., Comici, C., Raicich, R., 2013: Exceptional dense water formation on the Adriatic shelf in the winter of 2012. Ocean science. 9, 561-572.
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Dr Raquel Lebrero

Dr Raquel Lebrero WG Member

Dr Raquel Lebrero

WG Member

Dr Raquel Lebrero

Country: Spain

Institution: Dpt. of Chemical Engineering and Enviromental Technology, University of Valladolid (UVa)

Email: raquel.lebrero@iq.uva.es

Website: http://envtech.uva.es/ ; http://gastreatment-microalgaeresearchgroup.blogspot.com.es/

Key investigations:

  • Greenhouse gas abatement
  • Biogas upgrading by algal-bacterial symbiosis
  • Biotechnologies for waste gas treatment

Key publications:

  • Lebrero, R., Toledo-Cervantes, A., Nery, V., Foresti, E., Muñoz, R. (2015). Biogas upgrading from vinasse digestors: a comparison between an anoxic biotrickling filter and a photobiorreactor. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. doi: 10.1002/jctb.4843
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 Dr Jean-Philippe Steyer

Dr Jean-Philippe Steyer WG Member

Dr Jean-Philippe Steyer

WG Member

 Dr Jean-Philippe Steyer

Country: France

Institution: INRA

Email: jean-philippe.steyer@supagro.inra.fr

Website: http://www6.montpellier.inra.fr/narbonne  

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae and wastewater – link with anaerobic digestion
  • Open processes
  • Modeling

Key publications:

  • Baroukh, C., Munoz Tamayo, R., Bernard, O., Steyer, J.-P. (2015). Mathematical modeling of unicellular microalgae and cyanobacteria metabolism for biofuel production. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 33, 198-205. DOI:10.1016/j.copbio.2015.03.002 – http://prodinra.inra.fr/record/306264
  • Baroukh, C., Munoz Tamayo, R., Steyer, J.-P., Bernard, O. (2015). A state of the art of metabolic networks of unicellular microalgae and cyanobacteria for biofuel production. Metabolic Engineering, 30, 49-60. DOI:10.1016/j.ymben.2015.03.019
  • Passos, F., Gutiérrez, R., Brockmann, D., Steyer, J.-P., García, J., Ferrer, I. (2015). Microalgae production in wastewater treatment systems, anaerobic digestion and modelling using ADM1. Algal Research, 10 (0), 55-63. DOI : 10.1016/j.algal.2015.04.008 – http://prodinra.inra.fr/record/308207
  • Sialve, B., Gales, A., Hamelin, J., Wéry, N., Steyer, J.-P. (2015). Bioaerosol emissions from open microalgal processes and their potential environmental impacts: what can be learned from natural and anthropogenic aquatic environments? Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 33, 279-286. DOI:10.1016/j.copbio.2015.03.011
  • Turon, V., Baroukh, C., Trably, E., Latrille, E., Fouilland, E., Steyer, J.-P. (2015). Use of fermentative metabolites for heterotrophic microalgae growth: Yields and kinetics. Bioresource Technology, 175 (0), 342-349. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.10.114
  • Baroukh, C., Munoz Tamayo, R., Steyer, J.-P., Bernard, O. (2014). DRUM: A new framework for metabolic modeling under nonbalanced growth. Application to the carbon metabolism of unicellular microalgae. Plos One, 9 (8), e104499. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0104499
  • Collet, P., Lardon, L., Helias, A., Bricout, S., Lombaert-Valot, I., Perrier, B., Lépine, O., Steyer, J.-P., Bernard, O. (2014). Biodiesel from microalgae – Life cycle assessment and recommendations for potential improvements. Renewable Energy, 71, 525-533. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2014.06.009
  • Fouilland, E., Vasseur, C., Leboulanger, C., Le Floc’h, E., Carré, C., Marty, B., Steyer, J.-P., Sialve, B. (2014). Coupling algal biomass production and anaerobic digestion: Production assessment of some native temperate and tropical microalgae. Biomass & Bioenergy, 70, 564-569. DOI:10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.08.027
  • Hreiz, R., Sialve, B., Morchain, J., Escudié, R., Steyer, J.-P., Guiraud, P. (2014). Experimental and numerical investigation of hydrodynamics in raceway reactors used for algaculture. Chemical Engineering Journal, 250, 230-239. DO:10.1016/j.cej.2014.03.027
  • Mottet, A., Habouzit, F., Steyer, J.-P. (2014). Anaerobic digestion of marine microalgae in different salinity levels. Bioresource Technology, 158, 300-306. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.055
  • Uggetti, E., Sialve, B., Trably, E., Steyer, J.-P. (2014). Integrating microalgae production with anaerobic digestion: a biorefinery approach. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 8 (4), 516-529. DOI:10.1002/bbb.1469
  • Uggetti, E., Sialve, B., Latrille, E., Steyer, J.-P. (2014). Anaerobic digestate as substrate for microalgae culture: the role of ammonium concentration on the microalgae productivity. Bioresource Technology, 152, 437-443. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2013.11.036
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Dr Tina Silovic

Dr Tina Silovic WG Member

Dr Tina Silovic

WG Member

Dr Tina Silovic

Name: Tina Silovic 

Country: Croatia

Institution: Rudjer Boskovic Institute

Email: tina.silovic@cim.irb.hr

Websites:        

http://tina-silovic.hr

http://www.irb.hr/eng/People/Tina-Silovic

Key investigations:

  • I am collaborator in the Croatian national project: “ Assessment of Adriatic Algae Potential in co-generation production of 3rd generation biofuel”
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Dr Izabela Krzemińska

Dr Izabela Krzemińska WG Member

Dr Izabela Krzemińska

WG Member

Dr Izabela Krzemińska

Country: Poland

Institution: Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Email: i.krzeminska@ipan.lublin.pl

Website: http://www.ipan.lublin.pl/

Key investigations:

  • freshwater microalgae
  • optimisation of microalgal productivity

Key publications:

  • Krzemińska I., Piasecka A., Nosalewicz A., Simionato D., Wawrzykowski J.: Alterations of the lipid content and fatty acid profile of Chlorella protothecoides under different light intensities. Bioresource Technology 2015, Vol. 196, 72-77
  • Krzemińska I., Oleszek M.: Glucose supplementation-induced changes in the Auxenochlorella protothecoides fatty acid composition suitable for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology 2016, Vol. 218, 1294-1297
  • Grudziński W., Krzemińska I., Luchowski R., Nosalewicz A., Gruszecki W.: Strong-light-induced yellowing of green microalgae Chlorella: A study on molecular mechanisms of the acclimation response. Algal Research 2016, Vol. 16, 245-254
  • Krzemińska I., Pawlik-Skowrońska B., Trzcińska M., Tys J.: Influence of photoperiods on the growth rate and biomass productivity of green microalgae. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 2014, Vol. 37, 4, 735-741
  • Piasecka A., Krzemińska I., Tys J.: Physical methods of microalgal biomass pretreatment. International Agrophysics 2014, Vol. 28, 3, 341-348
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Dr María Huete-Ortega

Dr María Huete-Ortega WG Member

Dr María Huete-Ortega

WG Member

Dr María Huete-Ortega

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: The University of Sheffield

Email: mariahuete@gmail.com

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Huete-Ortega

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae bioenergy
  • Microalgae systems biology (proteomis and transcriptomics)
  • Microalgae eco-physiology and environmental change

Key publications:

  • Longworth J, Wu D, Huete-Ortega M, Wright PC, Vaidyanathan S. 2016 Proteome response of Phaeodactylum tricornutum, during lipid accumulation induced by nitrogen depletion. Algae Research, 18: 213-224.
  • Huete-Ortega M, Cermeño P, Calvo-Díaz A, Marañón E. 2012. Isometric scaling of metabolic rate and the size abundance distribution of phytoplankton. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 279: 1815-1823
  • Huete-Ortega, M, Marañón E, Varel M, Bode A. 2010. General patterns in the size scaling of phytoplankton abundance during 10-years time series in coastal waters. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, 1-14
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Ms Yaiza Tejido

Ms Yaiza Tejido WG Member

Ms Yaiza Tejido

WG Member

Ms Yaiza Tejido

Country: Spain

Institution: Ceit-IK4

Email: ytejido@ceit.es

Website: http://ceit.es/es/directorio-de-personal/141-phd-student/6299-yaiza-tejido-2

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae-based wastewater treatment
  • Biofilm processes for nutrient removal in recirculating aquaculture systems

Key publications:

  • Garcia-Aguirre Jon, Esteban-Gutierrez Myriam, Tejido-Nuñez Yaiza, García-Heras Jaime Luis, Aymerich Enrique, “SARASWATI, supporting consolidation, replication and up-scaling of sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse technologies for India“, Proceedings of “I Foro de ingeniería y desarrollo sostenible”, Granada, 28-29 September, 2016
  • Sainz; Y. Tejido-Nuñez, C. Gabaldon; G. Zalakain; L. Larrea. “Optimum design and operation of the SBR-IFAS process for maximum nutrient removal in small WWTPs” (In preparation)

 

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Dr Dominik Refardt

Dr Dominik Refardt Leader Task c)

Dr Dominik Refardt

Leader Task c)

Dr Dominik Refardt

Country: Switzerland

Institution: Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW

Email: dominik.refardt@zhaw.ch

Website(s):

Key investigations:

  • Partner of the Swiss consortium for research in bioenergy BIOSWEET. Main focus: alternative nutrient sources for phototrophic cultivation of microalgae
  • Application of microalgae in fish feed

Key publications:

  • Bagnoud-Velásquez M., D. Refardt, F. Vuille & C. Ludwig. 2015. Opportunities for Switzerland to contribute to the production of algal biofuels: the hydrothermal pathway to bio-methane.CHIMIA 69:614-621.
  • Graber A., T. Leiblein, D. Refardt & R. Junge. 2013. Potential of algae turf scrubbers (ATS™) for elimination of phosphorus from swimming ponds. In:Wetland Systems: Ecology, Functioning and Management. Borin M., M. Malagoli, M. Salvato & B. Tanis (Eds). 29-30. P.A.N., Padova.

 

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Dr Patrick Murray

Dr Patrick Murray WG Member

Dr Patrick Murray

WG Member

Dr Patrick Murray

Country: Ireland

Institution: Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, Limerick Institute of Technology

Email: patrick.murray@lit.ie

Website: www.lit.ie; www.shannonabc.ie

 

Key investigations:

  • Scientific Coordinator Leader Project title: BAMMBO-Biologically active molecules of marine based origin. Funding body: European Union FP7 Cooperation-Biotechnology-KBBE Grant
  • Principal Investigator Project title: Environmentally sustainable organic processes for the enclosed production of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s) and carotenoids (e.g. astaxanthin) from microalgae

Key publications:

  • Effect of macro- and micro-nutrient limitation on superoxide dismutase activities and carotenoid levels in microalga Dunaliella salina CCAP 19/18 2013 Bioresource Technology Vol. 147 p 23-28 Sushanta Kumar Saha, Siobhan Moane, Patrick Murray.
  • Life cycle assessment of the production of the red antioxidant carotenoid astaxanthin by microalgae: from lab to pilot scale 2013 Journal of Cleaner Production 1Paula Pérez-López Sara González-García, Clayton Jeffryes, Spiros N. Agathos, Edward McHugh, Daniel Walsh, Patrick Murray, Siobhan Moane, Gumersindo Feijoo, Ma Teresa Moreira
  • Sustainable production of biologically active molecules of marine based origin 2013 New Biotechnology Volume 30, Issue 6, 25 September 2013, Pages 839 Patrick M. Murray1,2 et al.
  • Tagging of biomolecules with deuterated water (D2O) in commercially important microalgae 2013 Biotechnology Letters Jul;35(7):1067-72.Sushanta Kumar Saha, Jeremiah Hayes, Siobhan Moane, Patrick Murray
  • Effect of various stress-regulatory factors on biomass and lipid production in microalga Haematococcus pluvialis (2012) Bioresource Technology 128: 118-124.Sushanta Kumar Saha, Edward McHugh, Jeremiah Hayes, Siobhan Moane, Daniel Walsh, Patrick Murray
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Dr John C Dodd

Dr John C Dodd WG Member

Dr John C Dodd

WG Member

Dr John C Dodd

Country: UK

Institution: AlgaeCytes Ltd

Email : johndodd@algaecytes.com

Website: www.algaecytes.com



Key investigations:

  • Omega 3 (EPA) algal oils commercialisation

  • New microalgal products for the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical markets

  • Bioprocessing/biorefining

Key publications:

 

  1. AlgaeCytes has patent application (WO2012101459 A3) on continuous phototrophic algal production of a specific Omega oil (EPA) co-authored by Dr. Dodd.

  1. DODD, J.C., BURTON, C., BURNS, R.G. & JEFFRIES, P. (1987). Soil phosphatase activity around roots of three host plants infected with VAM fungi. New Phytologist 107, 163‑172.

  2. DODD, J.C., GIANINAZZI-PEARSON, V., ROSENDAHL, S. & WALKER, C. (1994) European Bank of Glomales – An essential tool for efficient international and interdisciplinary collaboration. In: Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Ecosystems. Eds. S. Gianinazzi and H. Schuepp. Birkhauser Press, Basel, Switzerland. pp 41-46.

  3. DODD, J.C. & ROSENDAHL, S. (1996) The BEG Expert System – A multi media identification system for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza 6, 275-278.

  4. DODD, J.C., PRUSKY, D. & JEFFRIES, P. (1997) Fruit Diseases. In: The Mango. (Ed.) R.E.Litz. CAB International Press, Wallingford, Oxon., UK. pp. 257-280.

  5. DODD, J.C., BODDINGTON, C.L, RODRIGUEZ, A., GONZALEZ-CHAVEZ, C. & MANSUR, I. (2000) Mycelium of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) from different genera: form, function and detection. Plant and Soil 226:131-151.

  6. JEFFRIES, P. & DODD, J.C. (2000) Molecular Ecology of Mycorrhizal Fungi. In: Applied Microbial Systematics Eds. Priest, F.G., Goodfellow, M. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. pp. 73-105.

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Dr Poul Erik Jensen

Dr Poul Erik Jensen WG Member

Dr Poul Erik Jensen

WG Member

Dr Poul Erik Jensen

Country: Denmark

Institution: Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, Dept. Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Email: peje@plen.ku.dk

Website: http://plen.ku.dk/english/research/molecular_plant_biology/photosyn/

Key investigations:

  • Synthetic biology using photosystem I as a light-driven reductase.

  • Elucidation of biosynthetic pathways leading to chlorophyll and plant sterols.

  • The use of mutants to unravel basic mechanisms in photosystem function

  • Molecular understanding of function and regulation of photosynthetic complexes

 

Key publications:

  • Włodarczyk A, Gnanasekarana T, Nielsen AZ, Zulu NN, Mellor SB, Thøfner JFB, Olsen CE, Mottawie MS, Burow M, Luckner M, Pribil M, Feussner I, Møller BL, and Jensen PE (2016). Metabolic engineering of light-driven cytochrome P450 dependent pathways into Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Metabolic Engineering 33: 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2015.10.009.

  • Gangl D, Zedler JAZ, Rajakumar PD, Martinez EMR, Riseley A, Włodarczyk A, Purton S, Sakuragi Y, Howe CJ, Jensen PE, Robinson C (2015). Biotechnological exploitation of microalgae. J. Exp. Bot. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv426.

  • Lassen, LM, Zygadlo Nielsen A, Friis Ziersen BE; Gnanasekaran T, Møller BL, Jensen PE (2014). Redirecting photosynthetic electron flow into light-driven synthesis of alternative products including high-value bioactive natural compounds. ACS Synth. Biol. 3(1): 1–12. DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12108

  • Lassen LMM, Nielsen AZ, Olsen CE, Bialek W, Jensen K, Møller BL, Jensen PE (2014). Anchoring a plant cytochrome P450 via PsaM to the thylakoids in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002: evidence for light-driven biosynthesis. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102184. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102184

  • Zygadlo Nielsen A, Friis Ziersen BE, Jensen K, Lassen LM, Olsen CE, Møller BL, Jensen PE (2013). Redirecting photosynthetic reducing power towards bioactive natural product synthesis. ACS Synthetic Biology 2: 308−315. dx.doi.org/10.1021/sb300128r.



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Dr Quentin Béchet

Dr Quentin Béchet WG Member

Dr Quentin Béchet

WG Member

Dr Quentin Béchet

Country: FRANCE 

Institution: Inria

Email: quentin.bechet@inria.fr

Key investigations:

  • Impact of temperature on algal productivity in outdoor cultivation systems
  • Optimisation of algal productivity
  • Assessment of the environmenatl impacts of mass-scale algal cultivation

Key publications:

  • Béchet, Q.; Shilton, A.; Guieysse, B. Modeling the effects of light and temperature on algae growth: State of the art and critical assessment for productivity prediction during outdoor cultivation. Adv. 2013, 31 (8), 1648–1663.
  • Guieysse, B.; Béchet, Q.; Shilton, A. Variability and uncertainty in water demand and water footprint assessments of fresh algae cultivation based on case studies from five climatic regions. Technol. 2013, 128, 317–323.
  • Béchet, Q.; Shilton, A.; Guieysse, B. Full-scale validation of a model of algal productivity. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48 (23), 13826–13833.
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Ms Tihana Sesar

Ms Tihana Sesar WG Member

Ms Tihana Sesar

WG Member

Ms Tihana Sesar

Country: Croatia

Institution: Ruđer Bošković Institute

Email: tihana.sesar@irb.com

Website: http://www.irb.hr/eng

Key investigations:

  • Marine phytoplankton ecology
  • phytoplankton cultivation in different conditions
  • phytoplankton organic matter production with emphasis on marine lipid biogeochemistry

Key publications:

  • Mejdandžić, Maja; Orlić, Sandi; Bosak, Sunčica; Bošnjak, Ivana; Cetinić, Ivona; Peharec Štefanić, Petra; Sesar, Tihana; Gašparović, Blaženka; Ljubešić, Zrinka. Characterization of photosynthetic picoeukaryotes from the Southern Adriatic Pit // Abstracts of papers presented at the EMBO | EMBL Symposium: A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes / Nürnberger, Tim (ur.). Heidelberg, Germany: Mera Druck GmbH, Sandhausen, Germany, 2016. 170-170
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Dr Burcu Ertit Taştan

Dr Burcu Ertit Taştan WG Member

Dr Burcu Ertit Taştan

WG Member

Dr Burcu Ertit Taştan

Country: Turkey

Institution: Gazi University

Email: burcuertit@gazi.edu.tr

Website: http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/burcuertit

Key investigations:

  • Microalgal biotechnology
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Waste management

Key publications:

  • Enhancement of microalgal biomass production and dissolved inorganic C fixation from actual coal flue gas by exogenous salicylic acid and 1-triacontanol growth promoters. Burcu ERTİT TAŞTAN, Ergin DUYGU, Mustafa İLBAŞ, Gönül DÖNMEZ 2016. Energy. In press
  • Utilization of LPG and gasoline engine exhaust emissions by microalgae. Burcu ERTİT TAŞTAN, Ergin DUYGU, Mustafa İLBAŞ, Gönül DÖNMEZ 2013. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 246-247, 173-180
  • Boron bioremoval by a newly isolated Chlorella sp. and its stimulation by growth stimulators. Burcu ERTİT TAŞTAN, Ergin DUYGU, Gönül DÖNMEZ 2012. Water Research. 46, 167-175
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Dr Kari Skjånes

Dr Kari Skjånes WG Member

Dr Kari Skjånes

WG Member

Dr Kari Skjånes

Country: Norway

Institution: NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioenergy Research

Email: kari.skjanes@nibio.no 

Website: http://www.nibio.no

Key investigations:

  • Use of stress mechanisms for production of secondary metabolites
  • Bioreactor design
  • Bioenergy production
  • Production of high value products, pharmaceuticals

Key publications:

  • Skjånes, U. Andersen, T. Heidorn, S.A..Borgvang, Design and construction of a photobioreactor for hydrogen production, including status in the field. J Appl Phycol. 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-016-0789-4.
  • Skjånes, C. Rebours, P. Lindblad. Potential for green microalgae to produce hydrogen, pharmaceuticals and other high value products in a combined process. Crit Rev Biotechnol, 33(2): 172–215, 2013.
  • N. Dasgupta, J. Gilbert, P. Lindblad, T. Heidorn, S.A..Borgvang, K. Skjånes and D. Das. Recent trends on the development of photo-biological processes and photobioreactors for the improvement of hydrogen production. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 35: 10218-10238, 2010.
  • Skjånes, F.L. Pinto, P. Lindblad. Evidence for transcription of three genes with characteristics of hydrogenases in the green alga Chlamydomonas noctigama. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 35: 1074-1088, 2010.
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Dr Berat Z. Haznedaroglu

Dr Berat Z. Haznedaroglu WG Member

Dr Berat Z. Haznedaroglu

WG Member

Dr Berat Z. Haznedaroglu

Country: Turkey

Institution: Bogazici University

Email: berat.haznedaroglu@boun.edu.tr

Website: http://web0.boun.edu.tr/berat.haznedaroglu/

Key investigations:

  • Systems biology of cyanobacteria and microalgae
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • High-throughput genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics

Key publications:

  • Ghafari, M., Rashidi, B., ‍‍and Haznedaroglu, B.Z., 2016. “Effects of Macro and Micronutrients on Neutral Lipid Accumulation in Oleaginous Microalgae”, Biofuels, [in press].
  • Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Rismani-Yazdi, H., Allnutt, F. C. T., and Peccia, J., 2016. “Algal Biorefinery for High Value Platform Chemicals”, In Platform Chemical Biorefinery–Future Green Industry (1st Edition), Brar, S.K., Sarma, S.J., and Pakshirajan, K. (Editors), Elsevier, Netherlands [in press].
  • Soh, L., Montazeri, M., Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Kelly, C., Peccia, J., Eckelman, M., and Zimmerman, J., 2014. “Evaluating microalgal integrated biorefinery schemes: Empirical controlled growth studies and life cycle assessment”, Bioresource Technology, 151, 19-27.
  • Peccia, J., Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Gutierrez, J., and Zimmerman, J., 2013. “Nitrogen Supply is an Important Driver of Sustainable Microalgae Biofuel Production”, Trends in Biotechnology, 31(3), 134-138.
  • Rismani-Yazdi*, H., Haznedaroglu, B.Z.*, Hsin, C., and Peccia, J., 2012. “Transcriptomic Analysis of the Oleaginous Microalgae Neochloris oleoabundans Reveals Metabolic Insights into Triacylglyceride Accumulation”, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 5(1), 74 [*Equal contribution].
  • Haznedaroglu, B.Z.*, Reeves, D.*, Rismani-Yazdi, H.*, and Peccia, J., 2012. “Optimization of de novo Transcriptome Assembly from High-Throughput Sequencing Data Improves Functional Annotation for Non-model Organisms”, BMC Bioinformatics, (13), 170. [*Equal contribution].
  • Rismani-Yazdi, H., Haznedaroglu, B.Z., Bibby, K., and Peccia, J., 2011. “Transcriptome Sequencing and Annotation of the Microalgae Dunaliella tertiolecta: Pathway Description and Gene Discovery for Production of Next-generation Biofuels”, BMC Genomics, (12), 148.
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Dr Dragana Stamenov

Dr Dragana Stamenov WG Member

Dr Dragana Stamenov

WG Member

Dr Dragana Stamenov

Country: Serbia

Institution: Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad

Email: dragana.stamenov@polj.uns.ac.rs

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dragana_Stamenov

Key investigations:

  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Microorganism Identification
  • Plant Microbe Interactions

Key publications:

  • Dragana Stamenov, Mirjana Jarak, Simonida Đurić, Dragiša Milošev, Timea Hajnal Jafari (2012): The use of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria in the production of English Ryegrass, Plant, Soil and Environment,58 (10): 477-480.
  • Čolo J., Hajnal-Jafari T., Djuric S., Stamenov D., Hamidovic S. (2013): Planth Growth Promotion Rhizobacteria in Onion Production, Polish Journal of Microbiology., 63,1,83-88.
  • Hajnal-Jafari, T., S. Duric, Stamenov, M. Manojlovic (2015): Improvement of productive capacity of solonetz by application of microorganisms. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 21 No.4: 767–770.
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Ms Lorenza Ferro

Ms Lorenza Ferro WG Member

Ms Lorenza Ferro

WG Member

Ms Lorenza Ferro
Country: SwedenInstitution: Umeå UniversityEmail: lorenza.ferro@umu.seWebsite: http://solarfuels.eu/?page_id=2398Key investigations:

  • Growth of Swedish microalgae on municipal and industrial wastewaters
  • Adaptation of Swedish microalgae to the nordic climate
  • Phototrophic-eterotrophic microorganisms interactions and population dinamics in wastewater

Key publications:

  • Lorenza Ferro, Francesco Gentili, Christiane Funk. Selection and characterization of Swedish microalgal strains adapted to the Nordic climate for biomass production and wastewater reclamation // Abstract paper presented at UREM 2016 (Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting) 24-25 March 2016, Umeå University, Sweden.
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Dr Ana Paula Batista

Dr Ana Paula Batista WG Member

Dr Ana Paula Batista

WG Member

Dr Ana Paula Batista

Country: Portugal

Institution: LEAF-Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa

Email: paulabatista@isa.ulisboa.pt

Website:

https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/en/leaf/presentation; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Batista4

Key investigations:

  • Microalgae Food Applications
  • Microalgae Biofuel Applications (H2, CH4)
  • Microalgae Effluent Treatment

Key publications:

  • BATISTA, A.P.; AMBROSANO, L.; GRAÇA, S.; SOUSA, C.; MARQUES, P.; RIBEIRO, B.; NETO, P.C.; BOTREL, E.P.; GOUVEIA, L. (2015). Combining urban wastewater with biohydrogen production – an integrated microalgae-based approach. Bioresource Technology, 184, 230-235.
  • BATISTA, A.P.; MOURA, P.; MARQUES, P.A.S.S.; ORTIGUEIRA, J.; ALVES, L.; GOUVEIA, L. (2014). Scenedesmus obliquus as feedstock for biohydrogen production by Enterobacter aerogenes and Clostridium butyricum. Fuel, 117(part A), 537-543.
  • NOBRE, B.P.; VILLALOBOS, F.; BARRAGÁN, B.E.; OLIVEIRA, A.C.; BATISTA, A.P.; MARQUES, P.A.S.S.; MENDES, R.L.; SOVOVÁ, H.; PALAVRA, A.F.; GOUVEIA L. (2013). A biorefinery from Nannochloropsis microalga – Extraction of oils and pigments. Production of biohydrogen from the leftover biomass. Bioresource Technology, 135, 128-136.
  • BATISTA, A.P.; GOUVEIA, L.; BANDARRA, N.M.; FRANCO, J.M.; RAYMUNDO, A. (2013). Comparison of microalgal biomass profiles as novel functional ingredient for food products. Algal Research, 2(2), 164-173.
  • FRADIQUE, M.; BATISTA, A.P.; NUNES, M.C.; GOUVEIA, L.; BANDARRA, N.M.; RAYMUNDO, A. (2013). Isochrysis galbana and Diacronema vlkianum biomass incorporation in pasta products as PUFA’s source. LWT – Food Science and Technology, 50(1), 312-319.
  • BATISTA, A.P.; NUNES, M.C.; FRADINHO, P.; GOUVEIA, L.; SOUSA, I.; RAYMUNDO, A.; FRANCO, J.M. (2012). Novel foods with microalgal ingredients – Effect of gel setting conditions on the linear viscoelasticity of Spirulina and Haematococcus Journal of Food Engineering, 110(2), 182-189.
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Prof Jiří Masojídek

Prof Jiří Masojídek WG Member

Prof Jiří Masojídek

WG Member

Prof Jiří Masojídek

Name: Jiří MASOJÍDEK

Country: Czech Republic

Institution: Algatech Centre, Institute of mMicrobiology, Třeboň

Email: masojidekj@seznam.cz

Website: http://www.alga.cz

Key investigations:

  • Design and construction of photobioreactors
  • Microalgae mass cultures xxx
  • Photosynthesis monitoring in microalgae cultures

Key publications:

  • Masojídek J, Sergejevová M, Malapascua JR, Kopecký J (2015) Thin-layer systems for mass cultivation of microalgae: flat panels and sloping cascades. In: Algal Biorefinery, vol. 2 (eds: R. Bajpai, Prokop, M. Zappi), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2015, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20200-6_7
  • Sergejevová M, Malapascua JR, Kopecký J, Masojídek J (2015) Photobioreactors with internal illumination. In: Algal Biorefinery, vol. 2 (eds: R. Bajpai, Prokop, M. Zappi), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2015, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20200-6_6
  • Masojídek J, Torzillo G, Koblížek M (2013) „Photosynthesis in Microalgal Mass Culture“, in: Handbook of Microalgal Culture: Applied Phycology and Biotechnology, (editors: A.Richmond & Q. Hu). 2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, p. 21-36.
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Dr Elena Ficara

Dr Elena Ficara WG Member

Dr Elena Ficara

WG Member

Dr Elena Ficara

Country: Italy

Institution: Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA)

Email: elena.ficara@polimi.it  

Websites:

www.fabbricabioenergia.polimi.it/microgate  

http://www.imap-project.it/

Key investigations:

  • MicroGate – Use of MICROalgae to mitiGATE nitrogen pollution from agricultural wastewaters (03/2015 – 07-2017). – Founding: Fondazione Cariplo (fabbricabioenergia.polimi.it/microgate)
  • IMAP – Integration of microalgal based processes in wastewater treatment (IMAP) – Founding: Fondazione Cariplo (06/2016-12/2018) (http://www.imap-project.it/)
  • Il polo delle microalghe (the microalgal knowledge park). – Founding: Fondazione Cariplo (09/2016 – 09/2019)
  • VADEMECUM (VAlorizzazione e DEpurazione di reflui e scarti agroindustriali MEdiante la Creazione di Una bioraffineria a base Microalgale) – Founding: Italian Ministery of University and Research.

Key publications:

  • Marazzi F., Sambusiti C., Monlau F., Cecere S. E., Scaglione D., Barakat A., Mezzanotte V., Ficara E. (2017). A novel option for reducing the optical density of liquid digestate to achieve a more productive microalgal culturing. Algal Research (in press).
  • Marazzi, F., Ficara, E., Fornaroli, R., & Mezzanotte, V. (2017). Factors Affecting the Growth of Microalgae on Blackwater from Biosolid Dewatering. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 228(2), 68.
  • Monlau, F., Sambusiti, C., Ficara, E., Aboulkas, A., Barakat, A., Carrère, H. (2015), New opportunities for agricultural digestate valorization: Current situation and perspectives. Energy and Environmental Science, 8 (9), pp. 2600-2621. 
  • Ficara, E., Uslenghi, A., Basilico, D., Mezzanotte, V. (2014). Growth of microalgal biomass on supernatant from biosolid dewatering. Water Science and Technology, 69 (4), pp. 896-902.
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Dr Maria Blazina

Dr Maria Blazina WG Member

Dr Maria Blazina

WG Member

Dr Maria Blazina

Country: Croatia

Institution: Center for Marine Research-Rudjer Boskovic Institute

Email: mblazina@irb.hr

Website:http://www.irb.hr/eng/Research/Divisions/Center-for-Marine-Research/Laboratory-for-marine-microbial-ecology

Key investigations:

  • Assessment of Adriatic Algae Potential in Co-generation Production of 3rd Generation Biofuel (Croatian national research project)
  • Microbial ecology and functional analysis of the microbial communities in marine environment
  • Biogeochemical cycling of lipids in marine environment, use of lipids as bioindicators of physiological changes in fish, bivalve, macrolgae, phytoplankton and bacteria

Key publications:

  • Blažina, M, Najdek, M, Fuks, D, Degobbis, D (2005) Fatty acid profiling of microbial community during aging of mucilaginous aggregates in the northern Adriatic, Science of the Total Environment 336, 91-103.
  • Blažina, M, Iveša, Lj, Najdek, M (2009) Caulerpa racemosa: Adaptive varieties studied by fatty acid composition (northern Adriatic Sea, Vrsar, Croatia). European Journal of Phycology. 44 (2):183-189
  • Najdek, M, Blažina, M, Đakovac, T, Kraus, R (2005) The role of the diatom Cylindrotheca closterium in a mucilage event in the northern Adriatic Sea: coupling with high salinity water intrusions. Journal of Plankton Research. 27 (9): 851-862.
  • Blažina, M, Najdek, M, Fuks, D, Smodlaka, N (2011) Microbial communities in northern Adriatic mucilaginous aggregates: insight into the early phase of aggregate formation. Hydrobiologia. 658; 213-220.
  • Fuks, D, Ivančić, I, Najdek, M, Lučić, D, Njire, J, Godrijan, J, Marić, D, Šilović, T, Paliaga, P, Blažina, M, Precali, R, Orlić, S (2012) Changes in the planktonic community structure related to trophic conditions: the case study of the northern Adriatic Sea. Journal of marine systems. 96/97; 95-102.
  • Müller, WEG, Link, T, Li, Q, Schröder, H.C, Batel, R, Blažina, M, Grebenjuk, V, Wang, X A (2014) Novel TiO2-assisted magnetic nanoparticle separator for treatment and inactivation of bacterial contaminants in aquatic systems, RSC Advances, 4(89):48267-48275
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