My PhD project ideas are inspired by the applied issue whether microalgae can be converted into useful biomaterials, e.g. biofuels, and the fundamental issue whether this can be achieved with single algal species or whether biodiversity and algal community composition can be used to achieve these goals.
I started my PhD studies in January 2018 but few months before I was writing my project together with my supervisors Anders, Sebastian, Christiane and Maria.
The project is funded by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. All the laboratory work will be done at Umeå University.
Anders Alanärä, Professor at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, SLU
Sebastian Diehl, Professor at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University
Christiane Funk, Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University
Maria Stockenreiter, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology II, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristät München
Ferro L., Miranda F., Gentili F., Funk C. Photosynthesis at high latitudes: Adaptation of photosynthetic microorganisms to Nordic climates. In Lee N. (Ed.). 2019. Biotechnological Applications of Extremophilic Microorganisms. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. (in press)