To address the food and energy requirements of the world in an era when the availability of fossil fuel is decreasing, we need to address the significant challenges of more efficiently converting solar energy into food and fuels. Our challenge is to develop more efficient, sustainable and scalable processes for converting sunlight to food and fuel, without the use of fossil fuels.

FF21 facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle the significant research objectives regarding the use of photosynthetic organisms for enhanced food production and energy independence that cannot be addressed by any one discipline alone.


Enroll Today: Introduction to Algae Online Course

New online course: Introduction to Algae, available now through Coursera. Taught by Dr. Steve Mayfield (UCSD) and Dr. Ira "Ike" Levine (University of Southern Maine"), this course is an excellent opportunity to explore the fascinating field of algae from some of industry's and academia's foremost experts.

Postdoc Opportunity - Mayfield Lab

Available job listing: Postdoctoral Fellow for the Mayfield Lab, Cal-CAB, UC San Diego. Click the link above for more information. The position will remain open until filled.


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