Light-powered bacteria as biofactories

Norwich Biomakers Meetup
Norwich Biomakers Meetup
Public group

St Andrews Brew House

41 St Andrews St · Norwich

How to find us

We'll be upstairs in the locker room

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Details

Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) can convert carbon dioxide to a range of useful industrial compounds, using energy derived from sunlight. However commercial production has not been achieved, in part due to the engineering issues associated with building low-cost photobioreactors (growth chambers).
At this meetup, David Lea-Smith (UEA) will discuss how cyanobacterial strains are genetically engineered to improve growth and produce compounds of interest and the development of photobioreactors that may make this a commercially viable technology.