Dr Carole Llewellyn FRSC is an Associate Professor at Swansea University with research interests in in microalgae and cyanobacteria, how they function in their natural environment and how they can be used to help tackle society’s big challenges. These big challenges relate to climate change, human health, bioenergy, food-security, aquaculture, waste-water and industrial biotechnology.
- O’Connor C, Skill SC, Llewellyn CA. 2010 Novel personal care/skincare composition comprising a microalgal extract. Patent GB2495055
- Llewellyn CA & Galley E. 2002 International Patent Application: on Personal Care Compositions. EP1341514
BBSRC-Phyconet ongoing # Exploring chlorophyll-f and associated metabolism for improved intensive cultivation of cyanobacteria. 2015 (PI)
BBSRC:DBT- SuBB (Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel) # Using flow cytometry and genomics to characterise and optimise microalgal-bacterial consortia cultivated on wastewater to produce biomass for biofuel (PI)
NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) 2013 # Mapping metabolites in cyanobacteria in response to ultraviolet exposure. CYANOMET (PI)
EU:ERDF INTERREG IVB- Energetic Algae- EnAlgae. Developing sustainable technologies for algal biomass production (leader)
Collaborations with the industry
Over the last ten years Carole has contributed to developing UK and European algal biotechnology and has collaborated with several industrial companies, in particular with Boots Company PLC.
Carole has >50peer reviewed publications and is co-editor on a book on phytoplankton.
(2015). Phytoplankton community composition in the south-eastern Black Sea determined with pigments measured by HPLC-CHEMTAX analyses and microscopy cell counts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 95(1), 35-52.https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa20551 doi:doi:10.1017/S0025315414001040&