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Tom Lines

PhD  student



Tom studied Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Adelaide before completing honours in Biochemistry, investigating the role of protein-protein interactions in promoting oncogenes. Tom then began his PhD position at Monash University, investigating the impact of future CO2 levels on the physiology of freshwater phytoplankton, culturing and analysing green algae, diatoms and cyanobacteria. Outside current research, he is interested in any application of algae in the commercial/applied fields of biology, and has undertaken some work in an industrial setting growing large quantities of Haematococcus pluvialis.