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UC San Diego Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae

March 7, 2013

What can green algae do for science if they weren’t, well, green? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the…

Surfing into a Greener Future

April 23, 2015

…prepare the world’s first algae surfboard blank for the application of a fiberglass shell. Photos by Erik Jepsen/ UC San Diego Publications World’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard produced by UC San Diego biology and chemistry students UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental…

UC San Diego’s Algae Biofuels Program Ranked Best in Nation

May 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy has ranked UC San Diego’s algae biofuels research effort the number one program in the nation for the fourth consecutive year.

Sustainable Sneakers: UC San Diego Scientists Create the World’s First Biodegradable Shoe

April 21, 2022

…Pomeroy to launch their algae-based shoes through the company Blueview Stephen Mayfield, a molecular biology professor at UC San Diego, now has a stake in the business of footwear alongside partners Michael Burkart and Robert Pomeroy from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. After six years of research and experimentation,…

Plant Biologists From Across Country to Converge in San Diego to Discuss Future of Food, Fuel

May 8, 2012

…leaders in plant and algae biology from around the country will gather here for a symposium this week to discuss ways of using genetics to develop renewable ways of improving the nation’s food, fuel, pharmaceutical and other bio-based industries. The May 11 to 13 meeting, Food & Fuel for the…

Downtown Change Makers Event Features ‘Professor Algae’ Stephen Mayfield

August 17, 2016

…Stephen Mayfield, a pioneer in exploring the uses of algae for fuels, medicine, food and other purposes, is the featured speaker at this year’sthe inaugural launch of the “Change Makers” eventseries, set for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Downtown San Diego Partnership, 401 B Street , Suite100.

Scientists Complete First EPA-Approved Outdoor Field Trial for Genetically Engineered Algae

May 4, 2017

Scientists have successfully completed the first outdoor field trial sanctioned by the EPA for genetically engineered algae. Algae tested under real-world conditions in outdoor ponds demonstrated that genetically engineered strains can be successfully cultivated outdoors without adversely impacting native algae populations.

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Sustainability

April 18, 2011

…neurotoxic compounds from marine algae, with a special emphasis on blue-green algae. More… Theodore Groves Theodore Groves is a professor of economics. He is also director of the Center for Environmental Economics which promotes research in environmental economics and provides a community for scholars, including faculty, graduate students, and others,…

A Step Up

September 26, 2022

The world’s first biodegradable shoe is from UC San Diego.

Lawnmowers of the Sea

December 5, 2016

In a new study, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team examined the unique grazing roles of algae-eating herbivores on coral reefs to learn more about how they help keep corals from being overgrown by seaweeds.

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