UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals, including No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Quality Education and Climate Action. As a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded facility, CCAP contributes to several of these
Cecilia Rad-Menéndez spent a month in the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples working on an ASSEMBLE+ knowledge transfer funded program investigating the taxonomy of several Arctic and Antarctic diatom strains. The strains are part of the CCAP collection and to be able to correctly identify them, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were necessary. The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN) hosts a high-quality TEM and SEM microscope, and its staff are specialists in these techniques. As part of the exchange, Ceci was trained in SEM and TEM sample preparation as well as SEM and TEM training to observe the samples and take high quality micrographs. The new identity of the strains, together with the micrographs and morphometric details will be added to CCAP knowledge base website.
CCAP-ARIES Launch Event The end of April 2022 saw the launch of CCAP’s new Algal Research, Innovation, and Environmental Science centre (CCAP-ARIES). The launch, which took place on the 27th of April, was a blended mini-symposium based at SAMS. There
New CCAP Delivery Manager Starting in September 2021, we welcome Dr Michael (Mikey) Ross to the CCAP team as Delivery Manager. Mikey is a phycologist with an interest in all things algae. To date, he has cultivated algae for a variety
Christine Campbell retires after 35 years The end of an era; Christine Campbell MBE retired today after 35 years working for CCAP and SAMS, from curator to CCAP Head of Facility. Christine has been awarded a SAMS Honorary Fellowship in
Bioinformatics Gateway Visit our new CCAP Bioinformatics Gateway – easy access to CCAP sequence data. This is a central platform allowing users to browse and access sequences, meta-data and results – view taxonomy, phylogenetic trees, or BLAST a sequence, as
CCAP – ARIES CCAP – ARIES: Algae Research, Innovation and Environmental Science Centre Algal biotechnology is an exciting field of applied phycology and CCAP is extending its services to accommodate this growing area. In 2021 we will be expanding our
New Papers CCAP has five recent publications covering the systematics and ecology of Coleps and Ulvophyceae; exploring the chemical diversity of macro- and microalgae; the patenting of mcicroalgae and cryopreservation of the blastocladialean pathogen Paraphysoderma: Darienko T, Rad-Menéndez C, Campbell