Dr Christopher Glasson
Senior Research Fellow
Qualifications: PhD (Chemistry)
Personal Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3518-8424
Chris leads the biorefinery and bioproducts programme within the Entrepreneurial Universities Macroalgal Biotechnology Programme. His research is multifaceted, broadly focusing on the conversion of cultivated algal biomasses into value-added products. There is a major focus on the development of innovative algal products produced sustainably in applications that transform people and their environment. These transformations primarily originate from products that target human and animal health and nutrition, sustainable agricultural practices, and sustainably produced biomaterials.
Sulfated polysaccharides (ulvan) from Ulva ohnoi (Chlorophyta): Identifying parameters for structure-activity relationships (PhD, external)
Chris' research interests are in the development of biotechnologies from macroalgae. His current research focuses on algal product development and biorefinery processes targeting algal bioproducts. Current projects focused on using algal macromolecules, such as sulfated polysaccharides (SPs) and cellulose, to create a number of high performance algal products for use in functional foods, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and biotechnologies (e.g. wound dressing and tissue engineering).
Pratap, K., Majzoub, M. E., Taki, A. C., Miranda Hernandez, S., Magnusson, M., Glasson, C. R. K., . . . Kamath, S. D. (2022). The algal polysaccharide ulvan and carotenoid astaxanthin both positively modulate gut microbiota in mice. Foods, 11(4). doi:10.3390/foods11040565
Glasson, C. R. K., Kinley, R. D., de Nys, R., King, N., Adams, S. L., Packer, M. A., . . . Magnusson, M. (2022). Benefits and risks of including the bromoform containing seaweed Asparagopsis in feed for the reduction of methane production from ruminants. Algal Research, 64. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2022.102673
Lawton, R. J., Sutherland, J. E., Glasson, C. R. K., & Magnusson, M. E. (2021). Selection of temperate Ulva species and cultivars for land-based cultivation and biomass applications. Algal Research, 56. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2021.102320
Lawton, R. J., Glasson, C. R. K., Novis, P. M., Sutherland, J. E., & Magnusson, M. E. (2021). Productivity and municipal wastewater nutrient bioremediation performance of new filamentous green macroalgal cultivars. Journal of Applied Phycology. doi:10.1007/s10811-021-02595-w
Aquaculture, Macroalgae, Bioproducts, Biorefinery