Two postdoc positions available in the Jonikas lab

From Martin Jonikas: Dear colleagues, I hope you are well. I’m recruiting 2 postdocs on grant-funded positions to study the pyrenoid, a mysterious phase-separated organelle that mediates a third of global CO2 fixation and that we aim to engineer into crops to dramatically increase yields. We have spearheaded the molecular characterization of the pyrenoid, defined its … Continued

Rational promoter engineering for robust transgene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is an established model for microalgal synthetic biology as well as genetic engineering and has already been used to successfully produce various bioproducts. Nevertheless, limited nuclear transgene expression due the lack of strong expression elements and sparse comparative evaluation of these prevent further development of C. reinhardtii towards a biotechnological host for industrial-relevant … Continued

Passing of Bob Togasaki, long-time Chlamydomonas researcher

Long-time Chlamydomonas researcher and educator, Robert (Bob) K. Togasaki, who was born in San Francisco, California, on July 24, 1932, passed away in Bloomington, Indiana on November 19, 2019. He was a familiar presence at Chlamydomonas meetings over the years where he had many friends and collaborators. Bob’s research career began in the lab of Martin … Continued

PhD student opportunity in “microalgae lipid droplet”

PhD student opportunity on “microalgae lipid droplet” Funding: CEA (CEA offers a competitive stipend plus all healthy benefits included) Laboratory: The team of “Microalgae and Bioenergies”, CEA, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France Director of the PhD thesis: Yonghua Li-Beisson ( For her research work: Team website: BIAM – Equipe Bioénergies et Microalgues ( The project … Continued

Postdoc Position working on pyrenoid structure and CO2 fixation in Chlamydomonas

Please see: The Mackinder Lab is looking to recruit a highly motivated, creative and talented postdoc to perform a pivotal role on a BBSRC/NSF funded project in the Department of Biology, University of York. The project titled: “Engineering an algal pyrenoid into higher plants to enhance yields” is an international collaboration involving the University … Continued

Postdoc position available in the Spetea Lab at University of Gothenburg

The group of Cornelia Spetea offers one postdoc position in plant molecular biology, specializing in photosynthesis of microalgae. Project description The green unicellular alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been long used as a model organism for studying photosynthesis and chloroplast biology, but its chloroplast ion transportome is largely unexplored. The purpose of this project is to gain knowledge about Chlamydomonas ion transport proteins that are … Continued

Phototrophic and efficient high cell density cultivation of C. reinhardtii

The green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii offers great potential as an innovative green-cell factory by combining fast and inexpensive phototrophic growth with advanced options for genetic engineering. The available cultivation media (e.g. TAP, HSM), however, were developed for lab scale settings and typically result in low cell densities of 2-3⋅107 cells/mL, which are insufficient for many … Continued

Faculty member position at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a new Principal Investigator faculty position at the Assistant or Associate ranks. The Danforth Center believes that a diverse workforce strengthens and enriches our community, and ultimately yields the best science. We are building this world class team of scientists by specifically recruiting individuals with diverse backgrounds … Continued

PhD position for creating novel biocatalysts for H2 production in the Happe group

The work group Photobiotechnology at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, is looking for a motivated doctoral candidate (m/f/d) for a project focusing on protein engineering and metalloenzyme catalysis of algal proteins. The three-year PhD project will integrate biochemistry, chemistry and biotechnology and aims at designing and characterizing novel biological catalysts for the sustainable production of … Continued