Project

Microalgae and Bacteria microsystems: Understanding the extensive interactions using Botryococcus braunii

Bacteria are known to have an effect on the growth and product formation of microalgae. I analyse the interactions between the green microalgae Botryococcus braunii and the bacterial consortium. I seek to understand how does it relate to the secretion and synthesis of hydrocarbons and exopolysaccharides. Using modern genomics tools I explore this vast and dynamic microsystem.