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Programme for UK Algal Industry Roadmap and SPARK Awards launch confirmed

The programme for the launch event for the Algal Industry Roadmap and SPARK Awards,which is a free event and is due to take place on the 3rd June in London, has now been confirmed. The event will take the following format


1.00pm Registration and lunch

2.00pm Introduction from the AB SIG Funders - Chris Franklin (NERC) and Merlin Goldman (TSB)

2.15pm  Introduction to Roadmap- Prof Mike Cowling (The Crown Estate)
2.30pm  Pathways to commercialisation: A UK roadmap for algal technologies- Dr Beatrix Schlard-Ridley (+Adapt)
2.50pm  Algal SPARK Awards- Dr Michele Stanley (Director AB SIG)
3.10pm  Refreshments
3.40pm  Developing novel anti-inflammatories from microalgae- Dr Charlie Bavington Glycomar
4.00pm  Advanced textiles as substrates for macro-algae cultivation- Bert Groenendaal Sioen
4.20pm  Seaweed: Food of the future – realising British seaweed's flavour potential-  Fiona Huston Mara
4.40pm  Cultivating Algal biotech- Dr Andrew Spicer Algenuity
5.00pm  Seaweeds for food and health- Dr Craig Rose

5.20pm  Finishing with a networking and wine reception.


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