Dr Alla SILKINA is a Research Officer in the Centre of Sustainable Aquatic Research for; Algal Biotechnology for Wales KTC, ACCOMPLISH A4B CIRP, Advanced Bio-Products A4B, EnAlgae INTERREG, BioAlgaeSorb and Shell Plant FP 7 projects operating from the CSAR at Swansea University.
Alla is working in the applied biotechnology sector with expertise on algal physiology and algal pigments. Her skills include mass cultivation of microalgae, PBR maintenance and the optimisation of growth kinetics. Her expertise is based on assessments of growth and algal physiology in response to culture conditions utilising small and large scale optimisation reactor designs.
Her main activities include Product development, purification analysis, downstream processing, optimisation of growth conditions for pigments and other molecules production.
Alla has 5 years of industrial experience in applied research working with Business-Academia collaborations. During this time 65 Welsh SME’s and 50 enterprises, organisations or association groups outside Wales were assisted, providing support and expertise in the field of algal biotechnology