With continuing Covid19 constraints, we will once again be delivering our annual CCAP CPD course online, via MS Teams. The course is aimed at students, technicians, early career researchers, industry professionals and algae enthusiasts. You are invited to register for this unique course comprising:

Short lectures from our SAMS experts and External speakers on:

  • Algal Biodiversity & Taxonomy
  • Nutrition
  • Photosynthesis
  • Microalgae Biotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Molecular Phycology and Bioinformatics
  • Large scale microalgal culture
  • Metabolomics

Practical Demonstrations by our technical experts on:

  • Growth media preparation
  • Strain Isolation
  • Sub-culturing
  • Enumeration
  • Cryopreservation
  • CCAP’s algal scale up facility (CCAP-ARIES)

Opportunities for discussion, questions and networking will be timetabled.

Please note that this course will focus on microalgae. CCAP’s host institute, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has recently gained funding to open a Seaweed Academy, which will offer training in macroalgae and the seaweed industry, in collaboration with CCAP, in the future.

Feedback from the online Algaculture for Biotechnology course run in February 2021:

I found it very beneficial to gain exposure to different parts of algal research and how the research are driving development in the industry.

I personally mostly enjoyed the mixture of talks from the field of research and the hands-on videos. It was a really good mixture. I could not decide which lecture was the most interesting, the mixture was just really good!

This training is being financially supported by the British Phycological Society (BPS) and Algae-UK, however, a fee of £50 to cover costs will be charged.

Spaces will be limited, so please apply by 14th of January 2022. To apply please email ccap@sams.ac.uk. Please include the following applicant information:

  • Your name
  • Current position & place of work/learning
  • A short paragraph (200 words max) which highlights your research interest and motivation for applying to the course
  • Please highlight if you are a member of the British Phycological Society

Upon confirmation that you have been selected to join the course, you will be contacted with details for payment.

BPS Support: We are delighted to announce support from the British Phycological Society. They have agreed to cover some of the participant attendance fees. The CCAP team will make a decision based upon the applicant information provided. If successfully selected, the BPS will refund your course fee directly.

Algae-UK Support: We thank Algae-UK for their contribution towards the running costs of this course.

Algaculture for Biotechnology Online Training Course