Open Day: MSc Algal Biotechnology and Bioeconomy -
Venue: Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Time: from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Join MSc Algal Biotech course leaders, staff and students at SAMS for an afternoon of tours, presentations and Q&A opportunities.
Algal Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding discipline that seeks to understand and harness the resources from some of the most diverse groups of organisms on the planet. Algae are key to human life on earth, producing much of the oxygen that we breathe and underpin the base of freshwater and marine food chains. Furthermore, algae and their natural products have a huge range of current and potential applications for humans.
The Scottish Association of Marine Science, a partner of UHI, based in Oban, has launched a new masters programme in Algal Biotechnology, the first of its kind in the UK, in a bid to plug a skills gap in this rapidly growing industry.
At this open evening, senior lecturer in Algal Biotechnology and course leader Dr Matt Davey and education postgraduate administrator Helen Bury along with other SAMS staff and students will give campus tours of the teaching facilities at SAMS and be on hand to give advice to those interested in applying to the Sept 2023 programme and who are keen to build a career in Algal Biotechnology. Along with campus tours, presentations and Q&A opportunities will give attendees key insight into what they will learn on the programme and what this could lead to in the future.
Two scholarships with Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) for students with Scottish residency are also available.
Contact Helen Bury or 01631 559000