Scientific Committee/Speaker

Marie Magnusson, Centre for Macroalgal Resources & Biotechnology, James Cook University, Australia

Dr. Marie Magnusson is a Research Fellow in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University (JCU), Australia, and Program Leader at the Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology (MACRO), in an industry partnered project with MBD Ltd. She has over 10 years of experience in the fields of algal biology, biochemistry, and product development, with current research being focused on the development of algal biomass and extracts for human food and nutra- and pharmaceutical products, and biotechnology. Specific research interests are the development and empirical testing of biorefinery models to maximize biomass utilization and value for macroalgae grown in the bioremediation of aquaculture and municipal waste waters.