Dr Claudio Fuentes Grunewald

I am a professional researcher in marine & environmental science with more than 15 years of experience. I have a strong background in production, identification and isolation of microalgae, environmental analysis, biochemistry and general lab skills. I have an extensive knowledge of the use of high technological devices including GC, Spectrophotometry, FTIR, Flow cytometry, Flow cam, Inverted microscopy among others.

My major interests are applied research in marine and environmental science, biotechnology, bioenergy, marine microalgal production.

Specialism: Microalgae production, isolation, environmental studies, aquaculture, bio-energy, gas chromatography, lipids analysis, biochemical composition.

Areas of Expertise

  • Microalgae production
  • Environmental Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Biochemical analysis
  • Lipids
  • Photobioreactor
  • Dinoflagellates
  • FTIR
  • Exopolysaccharides
  • Phycoerythrin


  1. & (in press). EnhanceMicroalgae: An European Interregional Project Stimulating Research, Innovation, Industrial Development and Transnational Cooperation within the Atlantic Area Microalgae Sector. (Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research No. 6).
  2. & Using microalgae in the circular economy to valorise anaerobic digestate: challenges and opportunities. Bioresource Technology 267, 732-742.
  3. & Comparing Nutrient Removal from Membrane Filtered and Unfiltered Domestic Wastewater Using Chlorella vulgaris. Biology 7(1), 12
  4. & Long-term dinoflagellate culture performance in a commercial photobioreactor: Amphidinium carterae case. Bioresource Technology 218, 533-540.
  5. & Evaluation of batch and semi-continuous culture of Porphyridium purpureum in a photobioreactor in high latitudes using Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy for monitoring biomass composition and metabolites production. Bioresource Technology 189

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