Ryan Marchington


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

Seaweed Nursery Technician

Seaweed Nursery Technician at SAMS Enterprise, overseeing all activities in the SAMS seaweed nursery. I am a keen phycologist possessing a BSc Marine Biology degree and a MSc Sustainable Aquaculture degree. My interests encompass large-scale algae cultivation systems for food, fuel, IMTA and CO2 sequestration. I am an extremely hard working, conscientious individual, who consistently seeks new and challenging experiences to expand my knowledge on algal biotechnology

Contact details:
  • Ryan.Marchington@sams-enterprise.com


  • Linkedin

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.

 

Qualifications

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

2021 MSc Sustainable Aquaculture, distinction. University of Plymouth

 

Employment history

Oct 21 – Sept 22 Support Scientist - Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa. SAMS

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

 

Awards

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

 

Publications

Wood EE, Ross ME, Jubeau S, Montalescot V, MacKechnie K, Marchington RE, Davey MP, McNeill S, Hamilton C, Stanley MS (2023) From green to orange: The change in biochemical composition of phototophic-mixotrophic Chromochloris zofingiensis in pilot-scale photobioreactors. Algal Research 75: 103238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2023.103238