On Saturday 26th November 2016, Algenuity-funded Dr. Stephen Rowden successfully graduated from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Stephen was part of the lab
of Professor Chris Howe
Stephen's thesis title is, "The interface between electrochemistry and genetics: wiring into photosynthetic gene expression". This aligns with Algenuity's interest in developing tools and modular parts for algal synthetic biology.
Stephen's Ph.D. was part of the Industrial CASE studentship through the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Algenuity began funding Stephen's Ph.D. in 2012. This is part of Algenuity's deep commitment to investing in the next generation of algal molecular biologists.
Algenuity has continued with this commitment, and in January 2016, Algenuity began funding the Ph.D. of Patrick Hickland, a former Algenuity intern, who is in the lab of Professor Alison Smith
in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge.