Christian Bogen

Project

Microalgae as sources of high-value lipid products and alternative substrates for fermentative biomethane production.

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Area: polyomics
Project Start: 1.12.2009
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Olaf Kruse, Prof. Dr. Karsten Niehaus
University: Bielefeld

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Christian studied biology at the Philipps University Marburg (B. Sc., 2007) and the Technical University of Munich (M. Sc., 2009). He spent an Erasmus semester at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France.

Alumnus

Christian defended his thesis in November 2013 and now works for a global consulting company.

Project overview

Microalgae are investigated as source for biofuel production. Strains are assessed focussing on dominant growth, suitable lipid content and fatty acid composition. Selected strains are optimized for lipid production and fermented in batch tests to assess potential biogas yields. Pathways are down-regulated in model organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii that could compete with cellular triacylglycerol (TAG) accumulation using artificial microRNAs. The effects on TAG content and other lipids are subsequently investigated.

Microalgae as sources of high-value lipid products and alternative substrates for fermentative biomethane production

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