Algal Dormancy and Revivability in Space
The aim of my project is to investigate how the life cycle, recovery, photosynthetic ability and nutrient composition of targeted algal species could be affected in bioreactors on board the International Space Station (ISS), and indeed whether dormant algal cells could be activated after storage time on the ISS. I will be producing a review of the current state-of-the-art in terms of algal biology in space missions; review the literature and use metabolic data mining to identify how algal pigments could play a part in reducing the effects of radiation in space; and identify a list of species that contain pigments that might be suitable for space (and earth equivalent) experiments.
Dr Matt Davey, SAMS UHI
University of the Highlands and Islands
2017-2020 - Visiting researcher (Internship), Teeside University
2016-2019 - Tutor/ Freelancing teacher, Self Employed
2021 - MSc Bioinformatics , Newcastle University, UK
2020 - BSc Life Sciences, MDS University, Ajmer (India)