Yash Pardasani


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Mres student

My research interests are Algae Biotechnology and Space Biology.

With the recent advancements in sustainable economies and ecological research, I see Algae sciences as an interesting and emerging field with great potential.

I am glad that I applied for this MRes position and met Dr Matt Davey. We have been in contact after my interview and he has been a great help, and I am sure that his supervision will further nurture me into an ideal candidate for future research.

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.

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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.

 

Supervisors

Dr Matt Davey, SAMS UHI

 

University

University of the Highlands and Islands

Employment

2017-2020 - Visiting researcher (Internship), Teeside University

2016-2019 - Tutor/ Freelancing teacher, Self Employed

 

Higher Education

2021 - MSc Bioinformatics , Newcastle University, UK

2020 - BSc Life Sciences, MDS University, Ajmer (India)