Ryan Marchington

        Photo of Ryan Marchington in a lab coat with an algal culture in a flask

CCAP Support Scientist

I joined CCAP as a Support Scientist in October 2021 and I participate in the maintenance of groups within the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa. I also assist in the ARIES Centre activities, including medium scale algae cultivation in 70L photobioreactors.

I have an MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture and a BSc Hons in Marine Biology and have participated in macroalgae and cyanobacteria biotechnology research.


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Ryan supports CCAP activities: maintenance and supply of algae and protozoa and ensuring their taxonomy, photographs and information is up to date. Additionally, Ryan participates in the CCAP-ARIES Centre activities, comprising of microalgae production scale-up for photobioreactor cultivation and additional genetic and metabolomic analysis.



2020 BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, first class. Newcastle University

2021 MSc Sustainable Aquaculture, distinction. University of Plymouth


Employment history

2021 Research internship. The Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC), Vigo, Spain

2019 Assistant Production Technician, volunteer. Sessentia Spirulina Azores, Graciosa Island, Azores

2019 Assistant Technician, volunteer. The National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, Cornwall



JAE-ICUS Research Scholarship. Spanish National Research Council. 2020/21