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West coast microalgae as year-round sustainable source of food and bioenergy

Sustainability and environment
Science and Information Technology

Society faces major challenges to produce sufficient amounts of biomass for energy and material. In this Sea and Society Talk Cornelia Spetea Wiklund will discuss how cultivation of microalgae can be used as a complement to sources from forestry and agriculture for bioenergy and food production.

21 Jan 2021
12:05 - 13:00
Zoom webinar
Registration deadline
21 January 2021

Cornelia Spetea Wiklund, Professor at Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Centre for Sea and Society
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Portrait of Cornelia Spetea Wiklund
Cornelia Spetea Wiklund, Professor of Plant Cell Physiology, University of Gothenburg.

Cornelia Spetea Wiklund and her colleagues have identified two local microalgae strains suitable for outdoor cultivation on the west coast of Sweden. In this Talk she will discuss how the growth, biomass composition and gene expression of these strains changes with seasons and how this knowledge could be used in bioenergy and food production.

About the lecturer

Cornelia Spetea Wiklund is Professor at Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Her research group PHOBIO – Regulation of photosynthesis and renewable biomass production investigates molecular mechanisms for regulation of photosynthesis with the help of transporters in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and biofuel production in microalgae from the Swedish west coast.

About Sea and Society Talks

Sea and Society Talks  is a lunch seminar series organized by Centre for sea and society focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The seminars link goal 14 "Life below water" with the other 16 goals. This Talk is linked to goal 6, 7, 12, and 13.