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Professor Christine Edwards
|Post Nominals||BSc Hons, PhD|
|Biography||Christine Edwards is a Professor in Applied Microbiology at RGU. She has over 30 years’ experience in biotoxin research with more than 10 years’ industrial experience, with the rest of her career in Universities (UCL, Dundee and RGU).
As co-director of CyanoSol at RGU, she has pioneered the study, production and curation of the world’s largest portfolio of cyanotoxins made available to the global scientific community through industrial collaboration with Enzo Life Sciences. This expertise, along with bespoke provision for algal culturing (>1200 L), downstream processing, purification (mass guided prep chromatography) and characterisation of biotoxins (LC-MS) at RGU underpin the delivery of this project and has led to RCUK funding (EP/P029280/1), KTP, BBSRC and IBioIC funding.
Christine has extensive experience in method development for trace analysis of biotoxins in complex sample matrices (water, animal/fish tissues and cells) and) pioneered the benchmark method for microcystin analysis (>700 citations).
|Research Interests||Algal toxins - detection and removal in fresh water and marine enviroments
Use of microalgae for for sustainable solutions such as high value chemicals, biopolymere & pigments
|Scopus Author ID||7403062119|