EIT Food Online Course  /  May 11, 2022  -  May 12, 2022, Central European Time – CET and Greenwich Mean Time – GMT

Algae Biotechnology

Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bioeconomy

It's that time again! The online algae course on the EIT Food network takes place again.


This 2022 online professional development course aims to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small-scale pilot facilities. 

The workshop will run for two days hosted virtually by the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) and Scottish Association for Marine Science (UK), Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB (Germany), and Matis (Iceland).


Advantages and program

The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective that can help the participants to establish or improve their own algal-based business.

The format includes a daily programme of lecture/seminars introducing the theory of techniques, SOPs best practice and live demonstration of equipment and facilities. Learners will receive a workshop pack in the post. The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry researchers to be trained in algal biotechnology research and to network with others in the sector.

What does the Fraunhofer IGB show

(final, complete program with all speakers follows)

  • Gordon Brinitzer: Up- and downstream processing of microalgae (Presentation)
  • Dr. Ulrike Schmid-Staiger: Scale-up facilities and bioreactors tour at Fraunhofer (LIVE SITE Visit)


Please note that the course will not be recorded!