Algenuity scientist wins 2nd place poster prize at SynBio conference

  • By algenuity
  • 08 Mar, 2017

Dr. Sarah D'Adamo, Senior Algal Research Scientist at Algenuity, wins poster award for metabolic engineering research in diatom

Dr. Sarah D'Adamo, a Senior Algal Research Scientist at Algenuity, today won the 2nd place poster prize at the "Synthetic Biology for Natural Products" conference that was held this week from the 5th to 8th March 2017 in Cancun, Mexico.

Sarah's poster is titled, "Engineering the unicellular brown algae Phaedactylum tricornutum for high-value triterpenoid sapogenin production".

This Algenuity research comes from a 48 month European Union-funded FP7 grant called TriForC that began in October 2013 and ends this year in October 2017.  TriForC is an acronym for "a pipeline for the discovery, sustainable production and commercial utilisation of known and novel high-value triterpenes with new or superior biological activities". 

Other consortium partners of TriForC include University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Alkion Biopharma SAS (France), Vivacell Biotechnology España SL (Spain), Stockton Israel Ltd. (Israel), Extrasyntheses SAS (France), VIB (Belgium), John Innes Centre (United Kingdom), Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), Universita Degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogradro (Italy), and University of Thessaly (Greece).

More information on the TriForC grant can be found at the website:  http://triforc.eu/

More information on the"Synthetic Biology for Natural Products" conference can be found at the website: https://www.fusion-conferences.com/conference58.php

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