Joshua Mayers

Forskare at Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Joshua joined as a post-doctoral researcher in the Algal Biotechnology group in the division of Industrial Biotechnology in June 2014. He gained his PhD in Biological Sciences at Swansea University (UK) studying the physiological and biochemical responses of marine microalgae to culture conditions and stress. He is currently involved in the interdisciplinary project, BioBUF, where microalgal cultivation as part of a large integrated biorefinery process is being investigated. It is the aim to develop a sustainable process, yielding valuable isoprenoid compounds, with residual materials being considered as a fermentative feedstock. Remediation of nutrients and CO2 from waste streams is also being investigated as an essential step in attaining overall sustainability. Joshua has also supervised Masters student projects covering topics such as seaweed lipid biorefineries and microalgal metabolism.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2018

Upgrading of renewable domestic raw materials to value-added bulk and fine chemicals for a biobased economy: technology development, systems integration and environmental impact assessment (BioBuF)

Lisbeth Olsson Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Anne-Marie Tillman Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Mathias Janssen Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Carl Johan Franzén Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Elin Svensson Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Simon Harvey Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Thore Berntsson Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Christel Cederberg Department of Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory
Hans Theliander Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering
Nikolaos Xafenias Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Emma Karlsson Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Maurizio Bettiga Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Karin Pettersson Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Joshua Mayers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Eva Albers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Valeria Mapelli Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Christel Kampman Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Stavros Papadokonstantakis Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Formas
Västra Götalandsregionen, Regionutvecklingssekretariatet

2014–2016

Marine microalgae enriched in carbohydrates for concomitant nutrient recycling and green chemicals production

Eva Albers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Joshua Mayers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Formas

2015–2015

Alger till biobaserade kemikalier - Förutsättningar för industriell odling av mikroalger i Nordeuropa

Eva Albers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Joshua Mayers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
COWI

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Publications

2016

Mixotrophy in microalgae – diverse metabolic modes for utilisation of organic carbon in relation to photosynthesis

Eva Albers, Joshua Mayers, Oscar Svensson et al
International Study Group for Systems Biology Meeting, Oct 4 - Oct 7, Jena, Germany, 2016
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2016

Integrating Microalgal Production with Industrial Outputs - Reducing Process Inputs and Quantifying the Benefits

Joshua Mayers, A. Ekman Nilsson, Elin Svensson et al
Industrial Biotechnology. Vol. 12 (4), p. 219-234
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Genome-Scale Model Reveals Metabolic Basis of Biomass Partitioning in a Model Diatom

Jennifer Levering, Jared Broddrick, Christopher L. Dupont et al
PLoS ONE. Vol. 11 (5)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

An approaching global phosphorus crisis and microalgal biotechnology: A growing problem & strategies for effective use

Joshua Mayers, Eva Albers, Kevin J. Flynn et al
Algal Biomass Organisation, Algal Biomass Summit
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2015

An Approaching Global Phosphorus Crisis and Microalgal Biotechnology: A Growing Problem & Strategies for Effective Use

Joshua Mayers,
Algae Biomass Summit, Washington DC, USA, September
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2015

Sufficient CO2 concentration is crucial for high biomass formation of marine microalgae

Sigita Vaiciulyte, Joshua Mayers, Anna Godhe et al
Proceedings of 4th Latin-American Society of Environmental and Algal Biotechnology Congress (SOLABIAA), November 8-13, Brazil
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Effect of solvent system and biomass pretreatment method on the yield and quality of fatty acids from Saccharina latissima

Giorgia Tibaldero, Joshua Mayers, Eva Albers et al
28th Lipidforum Symposium, June 3-6, Reykjavik, Iceland
Conference poster
2015

Seasonal and spatial variation in biochemical composition of Saccharina latissima during a potential harvesting season for Western Sweden

Jenny Veide Vilg, Göran M. Nylund, Tony Werner et al
Botanica Marina. Vol. 58 (6), p. 435-447
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Influence of the N: P supply ratio on biomass productivity and time-resolved changes in elemental and bulk biochemical composition of Nannochloropsis sp.

Joshua Mayers, K.J. Flynn, R.J. Shields et al
Bioresource Technology. Vol. 169, p. 588-595
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Extraction of fatty acids from Saccharina latissima –effects of solvent system and biomass pretreatment method

Giorgia Tibaldero, Joshua Mayers, Eva Albers et al
4th Nordic Seaweed Conference, October 8-9, Grenaa, Denmark
Conference poster
2013

Rapid determination of bulk microalgal biochemical composition by Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy

Joshua Mayers, K.J. Flynn, R.J. Shields et al
Bioresource Technology. Vol. 148, p. 215-220
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed