Congratulations to Algenuity-funded Ph.D. Student!

  • By algenuity
  • 09 Dec, 2016

Algenuity-funded Ph.D. student, Dr. Stephen Rowden, successfully graduates from University of Cambridge

Ph.D. graduation ceremony at University of Cambridge.  Ph.D. graduate standing next to supervisor in academic regalia
Dr. Stephen Rowden with Ph.D. supervisor, Professor Chris Howe
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.
Dr. Stephen Rowden successfully submitting his Ph.D. thesis
Dr. Stephen Roweden standing near the River Cam in Cambridge, United Kingdom on his Ph.D. graduation day
Dr. Stephen Rowden near the River Cam
Dr. Stephen Rowden holding his Ph.D. degree and celebrating next to his wife
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