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In-reservoir destruction of cyanobacteria and their toxins May 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2021
One of the greatest global challenges is access to reliable, safe, clean drinking water, especially in developing countries where human activities often reduce water quality. Water levels and quality in drinking water reservoirs across the globe are... Read More

Processes for screening Streptomyces sp. Jan 5, 2016 - Jan 4, 2019
To initiate exploitation of the NCIMB Culture Collection by developing knowledge and processes for screening Streptomyces sp. for novel natural commercial products and the development of new product lines

Rapid Analysis Method for Cyanobacterial Toxins Mar 1, 2018 - Feb 29, 2020
Develop a rapid multi-toxin liquid chromatography method for monitoring of cyanobacterial toxins in potable water in the semi arid region of North East Brazil where most drinking water is sourced from surface reservoirs. Water quality in the region i... Read More

Safe Water for Sri Lanka Jan 31, 2019 - Mar 31, 2022
Freshwater is usually available in Sri Lanka, however around 50% of the country depends on single-household dug wells. Despite preconceptions that there is a low risk of contamination in well water, we have recently found the presence of cyanobacteri... Read More

Polar Actinobacteria for Microcystin degradation Sep 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022
Cyanobacteria (blue green algae) cause toxic blooms (microcystins) in aquatic systems as a result of pollution and global warming. Despite microcystins being a global problem, very little chemical data exists on their biodegradation products. This... Read More

Comparative metabolomics of non-toxic microalgae Jan 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2022
In this project, comparative untargeted-metabolomic and biochemical profiling will be performed on 4 largely-uncharacterised non-toxic microalgae stains with commercial/environmental significance, representing the distinct genera (Cyanothece, Pseudan... Read More

Bioactivity of compounds derived from Amaryllicaea (Daffodil) Feb 1, 2021 - Jul 31, 2022
Heart Failure (HF) is a long-term complication of cardiovascular (high blood pressure and heart attack) and cardiovascular-related (obesity and metabolic syndrome) disorders and of drug-induced cardiotoxicity. HF is characterised by thickening (hype... Read More

Valorisation of cold press rapeseed oil processing co-streams Oct 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2025
Mackintosh of Glendavney (Mackintosh) are the largest producer of extra virgin cold pressed rapeseed oil in Scotland with the potential to expand production. A by-product from this process is rapeseed cake, which is currently sold for livestock feed... Read More