Dr. Skye Thomas-HallTeam leader for the Algae Biotechnology Group and site manager for the Algae Energy Farm., firstname.lastname@example.org
I manage the diverse algae research projects performed by PhD and honours students working with Schenk Lab. My main interests centre around the production and processing of microalgae for nutraceuticals such as omega 3 fatty acids, carotenoids and pigments.
I have extensive experience in large scale low cost algae cultivation, the main focus being production of biomass as a high protein feed supplement for livestock and aquaculture. The long term vision for microalgae is the sustainable production of biofuels, this is what sparked my initial interest in microalgae.
Dr. Richard MoyleResearch Manager, Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd, email@example.com
The Nexgen Plants research group studies plant-virus interactions.
Our aim is to achieve robust crop resistance to plant viruses.
Find more information about Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd at http://www.nexgenplants.com
Ekaterina NowakResearch Scientist and Lab Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
As a part of Nexgen team, I'm currently developing pathogen-resistant crops using molecular plant breeding techniques.
I am also the curator of Queensland microalgae culture collection.
Nilmini JayalathResearch Assistant, email@example.com
I began my career in South Australia as a Research Assistant in the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) at the University of Adelaide. Then, I joined in the Soil Contaminant Ecotoxicology group at CSIRO Land and Water SA approximately nine years. I worked as a Research Assistant in the CSIRO Agriculture SA too.
I completed my PhD in Science in August, 2016 in the School of Agriculture at the University of Adelaide and graduated in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
I love the climate in Brisbane and the crops originated from particularly, tropical /sub-tropical regions. Therefore, I am delighted be a member of Schenk Group and the Nexgen Team.
Lara-Simone PretoriusPhD Student, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently in the third year of my PhD studying plant-virus interactions. I became part of the Schenklab team in 2010 undertaking a mini research project for my undergraduate degree, and they just couldn't get rid of me. I love Schenk lab and consider all lab members (past, present and future) my crazy, fun-loving, super multicultural, science family.
I am also a member of the Nexgen Plants Team which is dedicated to helping plants defend themselves against viruses and aims to prevent million of dollars of crop losses in the future. I am extremely passionate about this work and the meaningful contribution it is making to the pursuit of science and our never ending quest for knowledge.
Dr. Ali MalekizadehPostdoctoral Researcher - Environmental and Chemical Engineer, email@example.com
During my PhD research I discovered a new technology for water treatment, oil separation and food processing. The patent has been secured worldwide and I am currently working with our industry partners on a collaborative research & development project to commercialize the new filtration technology.
Dr Cristiana Dal’MolinBioengineer Consultant Expert | Project leader | Algae systems biology, firstname.lastname@example.org
I assist the team on the development of genome-scale metabolic reconstruction and modelling: a platform technology that is used for detailed analysis of the microalgae metabolic capabilities to produce products of industrial interest.
Find more information about Dr. Dal’Molin’s expertise and projects of interest here: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1631
Eugenie SinghHonors Student, email@example.com
I am interested in studying the phyllosphere microbiome of plants for biological interactions that inhibit the progression of foliar (leaf surface) diseases. This research is of utmost importance as it provides potentially new biocontrol application agents that can contribute to crop protection.
Dr. Eladl EltanahyPostdoctoral Researcher, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a PostDoc Researcher currently investigating the agricultural applications of microalgae as a source of EPA, DHA protein for livestock and aquaculture feed supplement.
I have 13 years experience in Halophilic Dunaliella open pond production, livestock effluent biological treatment and nutritive value of microalgae in aquaculture ecosystem.
Vivian Rincon florezPhD Student, email@example.com
I am a microbiologist from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. My research focuses on the effect of strategic tillage in soil microbial communities from soils under long-term no-tillage in QLD, Australia.
Liam ZanchettaHonours Student, firstname.lastname@example.org
My honours project involves the anaerobic digestion of algae biomass in an effort to reduce the overall cost and inputs when producing biodiesel from algae. Biogas will be produced through the digestion process which can be used to create heating or provide electricity but mainly it will be burnt to provide the beneficial CO2 that the algae need to grow.
Anahid Al-AmeryPhD Student, email@example.com
Environmental stresses have a negative effect on crop production and food accessibility. The emergence of the novel technologies, such as gene technology and molecular biology, is now allowing researchers to identify the genetic behind plant stress responses. My research area of interest is to use the plant’s natural hormone Brassinosteroid (BR) to increase cotton yield under suboptimal conditions.
Sharifah FarhanaPhD student, firstname.lastname@example.org
My research is currently focusing on the biodiscovery of biological control agents and antagonistic compounds against Phytophthora spp. : elucidating the mechanisms of microbe-microbe interactions.l
Ying WangMasters Student, email@example.com
My research is focused on developing efficient lipid extraction techniques from the oleaginous microalga Nannochloropsis sp. BR2 in order to secure more sustainable sources of omega-3 fatty acids. I am currently investigating a pre-treatment method to break the algal cell walls; improving oil extraction.
Ahmad RosliPhD Student, firstname.lastname@example.org
My research involves the effective screening and characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), which are a class of rhizobacteria that resides in the soil rhizosphere of plants, that directly and indirectly promotes plant growth and sustains overall plant health.
Hongwei LiuPhD Student, email@example.com
My PhD research interests lie primarily in plant mediated effects on rhizosphere/endosphere microbial community.
My current research topic of interest is to determine the effects of activation of wheat hormone pathways/wheat crown rot disease on the rhizosphere microbial community structure and functional diversity.
Hooman MirzaeePhD Student, firstname.lastname@example.org
My research has mainly focused on finding new antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) especially bacteriocins. To achieve this goal I apply two different approaches culturable and unculturable methods. In addition, I have plans to introduce some AMP genes to plants and investigate the level of resistance in challenge with pathogens.
Lina GonzalezPhD Student, email@example.com
My research project is focused on the optimization of a closed loop for biofuels production from microalgae through anaerobic digestion and nutrient recycling.
Faisal AlsenaniPhD Student, Faisal.firstname.lastname@example.org
My research focuses on screening and isolation of natural health products and new antibiotics from microalgae.
In 2016 I participated in the 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society Symposium.
please refer to: Alsenani, F., et al. (2016). External stimuli to induce nutraceutical biosynthesis in marine microalgae.
Diego F. CorreaPhD Student, email@example.com
My research is focused on environmental resource management and the potential trade-offs or synergies between production and conservation. It involves the selection of suitable areas for the construction of micro-algae production facilities at a regional scale, taking into account ecological, social and economic factors. This project includes collaborators from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences.
Ruijuan MaPhD student, firstname.lastname@example.org
My research focus on improving astaxanthin production from Haematococcus, and understanding the mechanism of different factors on astaxanthin biosynthesis.