Recent publications


Roccuzzo, S., Beckerman, A.P. and Pandhal, J., 2016. The use of natural infochemicals for sustainable and efficient harvesting of the microalgae Scenedesmus spp. for biotechnology: insights from a meta-analysis. Biotechnology Letters, pp.1-8.

Hounslow E, Kapoore RV, Vaidyanathan S, Gilmour DJ, Wright P (2016) “The Search for a Lipid Trigger: The Effect of Salt Stress on the Lipid Profile of the Model Microalgal Species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for Biofuels Production” (CBIOT; DOI: 10.2174/2211550105666160322234434)


Kapoore RV, Chen Y, Tang X, Xu C, Vaidyanathan S (2015)
“Influence of nutrient status on the accumulation of biomass and lipid in Nannochloropsis salina and Dunaliella salina” (Energy Conversion and Management; DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.09.025)

Smith, R., Bangert, K., Wilkinson, S.J., Gilmour, D.J. Synergistic carbon metabolism in a fast growing mixotrophic freshwater microalgal species Micractinium inermum. Biomass and Bioenergy (2015). doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.04.023


Lui, J., Bangert, K. In Press. Effect of nitrogen source in low-cost media on biomass and lipid productivty of Nannochloropsis salina for large scale production. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 

Lui, J. Optimisation of biomass and lipid production by adjusting the interspecific competition mode of Dunaliella salina and Nannochloropsis gaditana in mixed culture. Journal of Applied Phycology. 26:163-171.


Ying, K., WB Zimmerman, DJ Gilmour, Y Shi. (2013) Growth enhancement of Dunaliella salina by microbubble induced airlift loop bioreactor (ALB) – the relation between mass transfer and growth rate. Biomaterials and nanobiotechnology, 4, 2A.

Chen Y, and Vaidyanathan S. (2013) Simultaneous assay of pigments, carbohydrates, proteins and lipids in microalgae. Analytica Chimica Acta,776, 31-40.

Liu, J., Mukherjee, J., Hawkes, J. J., & Wilkinson, S. J. (2013). Optimization of lipid production for algal biodiesel in nitrogen stressed cells of Dunaliella salina using FTIR analysis. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology.

Fuszard, M.A., Ow, S., Gan, C., Noirel, J., Ternan, N.G., McMullan, G., Biggs, C.A., Reardon, K.F., Wright, P.C., 2013. The quantitative proteomic response of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 to phosphate acclimation. Aquat. Biosyst. 9, 5.


Chen Y, and Vaidyanathan S. (2012) A simple, reproducible and sensitive spectrophotometric method to estimate microalgal lipids. Analytica Chimica Acta, 724, 67-72.

Gilmour, D. J., & Zimmerman, W. B. (2012). Can algal biofuels play a major role in meeting future energy needs? Biofuels, 3(5), 511–513. 

Longworth, J., Noirel, J., Pandhal, J., Wright, P. C., & Vaidyanathan, S. (2012). HILIC- and SCX-Based Quantitative Proteomics of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii during Nitrogen Starvation Induced Lipid and Carbohydrate Accumulation. Journal of Proteome Research, 11(12), 

Scaife, M.A., Ma, C.A., Ninlayarn, T., Wright, P.C., Armenta, R.E., 2012. Comparative Analysis of β-Carotene Hydroxylase Genes for Astaxanthin Biosynthesis. J. Nat. Prod. 75, 1117–1124.


Zimmerman, W. B., Zandi, M., Hemaka Bandulasena, H. C., Tesař, V., James Gilmour, D., & Ying, K. (2011). Design of an airlift loop bioreactor and pilot scales studies with fluidic oscillator induced microbubbles for growth of a microalgae Dunaliella salina. Applied Energy, 88(10), 3357–3369. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.02.013

Zandi, M., Zimmerman, W., Gilmour, J., Woolass, S., Adderley, B., Ying, K., Hanotu, J. (2011). Steel plant CO2 sequestration using high efficiency micro-algal bioreactor. Retrieved from

Pereira, S.B., Ow, S.Y., Barrios-Llerena, M.E., Wright, P.C., Moradas-Ferreira, P., Tamagnini, P., 2011. iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis of Gloeothece sp. PCC 6909: Comparison with its sheathless mutant and adaptations to nitrate deficiency and sulfur limitation. J. Proteomics 75, 270–283.

Pinto, F., van Elburg, K.A., Pacheco, C.C., Lopo, M., Noirel, J., Montagud, A., Urchueguia, J.F., Wright, P.C., Tamagnini, P., 2011. Construction of a chassis for hydrogen production: physiological and molecular characterization of a Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 mutant lacking a functional bidirectional hydrogenase. Microbiology 158, 448–464.

Ekman, M., Ow, S.Y., Holmqvist, M., Zhang, X., van Wagenen, J., Wright, P.C., Stensjö, K., 2011. Metabolic Adaptations in a H2 Producing Heterocyst-Forming Cyanobacterium: Potentials and Implications for Biological Engineering. J. Proteome Res. 10, 1772–1784.


Zimmerman, W. B., Zandi, M., Bandalusena, H. C. H., Tesa\vr, V., Gilmour, D. J., & Ying, K. (2010). Pilot Scales Studies of Microbubble Mediated Airlift Loop Bioreactor Growth of Microalgae Dunaliella Salina. Applied Energy

Robert F.O., Pandhal, J., Wright P.C. (2010) Exploiting cyanobacterial p450 pathways. Current Opinion in Microbiology 13(3):301-306.