Research on microalgae is increasing. Interest in these photosynthetic organisms is driven by their possible economic use. Microalgae can achieve higher production rates per area than crop plants and can be used for hydrogen, ethanol or lipid production. In this seminar, participants will report about chapters of the book "The Physiology of Microalgae". In this way we will broaden our basic knowledge on the live of microalgae. In the discussion groups, the participants will speak about the previous presentations.
The Physiology of Microalgae (2016) by Borowitzka, Beardall, Raven DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-24945-2
Oct 18, 2017 8:30 - 9:30 Introduction
Oct. 25, Microalgae: a heterogenous group of photosynthetic organisms, by Tilman Lamparter
Nov. 8, Bioreactors for microalgae, by Ioanna Jakob
Nov. 15, Photosynthesis and light harvesting
Nov. 22, Carbon Acquisition, Calcification
Nov. 29, Discussion groups
Dec. 6, Hydrogen production and Nitrogenase in cyanobacteria
Dec. 13, Combined Nitrogen
Dec. 20, Phosphorous Physiology
The seminar will be in English (German is possible), depending on the participants.
For certificate (Schein): regular participation, i.e. 2 seminars or less missing, please notify in advance if you cannot come
Presentation about book chapter
Participate in discussion groups
Other scientists who are interested in the seminar are welcome.
Please send an e-mail to: tilman.lamparter @ kit.edu