Algae are oxygen-evolving photosynthetic microorganisms and commonly grow in various
Heavy metal contamination of natural water due to mining and industrial activities
Carbon dioxide, a Greenhouse Gas (GHG), is the one of the principle pollutant, warming earth.
Microalgae represent a sustainable source of natural products
Currently, public awareness of healthcare importance increasing.
Escalating demands for transportation fuels combined with rapid industrialization and depletion
Biological hydrogen production has been known for over a century
This review targets scientists, innovators, potential investors and other stakeholders interested in renewable energies
The world is facing lack of alternative fuels.
Growing energy demand for fossil fuels comes from worldwide economic growth
Cultivation systems for outdoor phototrophic cultivation of microalgae vary significantly in design
Today cultured microalgae is used as producer of food ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids
In recent years, the pollution caused by excessive utilization of fossil energy, and the decreasing storage of fossil energy
Algae harvesting remains one of the bottlenecks preventing large scale algal cultivation
Driven by the genomics revolution, functional, post-genomic analyses
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii can be considered as a viable alternative for the production of various products of industrial interest.
Arizona State University Polytechnic campus, Mesa, AZ, USA
Dr. Henri Gerken is a Senior Research Scientist at the Arizona Center for Algal Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University, USA. Dr. Gerken received his PhD from Arizona State University in Microbiology in 2009 and completed Post Doctoral fellowships at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden Colorado and AzCATI. Research interests include cell wall compositional analysis and enzymatic digestion of industrially relevant microalgae as well as genetic engineering of microalgae for fuels and fine products.
University of Maryland Center for Enviromental Science, Baltimore, MD, USA
Dr. Jin Liu is an assistant professor at Peking University and a National Youth Thousand Talents Program Fellow, China. Dr. Liu received a BSc in biology and an MSc in biochemistry and molecular biology from Sun Yat-sen University, and a PhD in algal biotechnology from The University of Hong Kong. He worked in world top laboratories on plants and microalgae over ten years. He is broadly trained and highly experienced molecular biologist and phycologist with interdisciplinary background. Particular areas of expertise include molecular biology, genetic engineering, biotechnology, transcriptomics, mass cultivation, algal physiology, algal biofuels and high-value products. He has published over 30 peerreviewed research articles on top journals of algae fields and wrote 7 book chapters. He also serves as editorial board members for several peer-reviewed journals.
Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, China
Dr. Zheng Sun is an Associate Professor in the College of Fisheries and Life Science at Shanghai Ocean University, China. Zheng received his M.Res. in 2006 from the University of Bath, England and Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Hong Kong. His doctoral research was focused on algal biotechnology under the supervision of Prof. Steven Feng Chen. During 2011-13, Zheng worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Hong Kong Baptist University and City University of Hong Kong. In 2013, Dr. Sun joined Shanghai Ocean University as an Associate Professor via the fast-track promotion. Dr. Sun’s research interests include algal biochemistry, algae-derived metabolites and biorefinery of algal biomass. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in top journals in the field of food, agricultural and natural resource sciences. He is also a recipient of the ‘Shanghai Pu-Jiang Talent Programme’ Award in 2013 and ‘Shanghai Young Eastern Scholar’ Award in 2015.