Joshua Mayers

Forskare at Chalmers, 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

2014–2016

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

Eva Albers Industrial Biotechnology
Joshua Mayers Industrial Biotechnology
Formas

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

2015–2015

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

Eva Albers Industrial Biotechnology
Joshua Mayers Industrial Biotechnology
COWI

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Publications

2016

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

Karen Beeri, Alessandra A. Gallina, Joshua Mayers et al
PLoS ONE. Vol. 11 (5)
Journal article
2016

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

Joshua Mayers, Eva Albers, A. Ekman Nilsson et al
Industrial Biotechnology. Vol. 12 (4), p. 219-234
Journal article
2015

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

Eva Albers, Sigita Vaiciulyte, Joshua Mayers et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

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

Eva Albers, Joshua Mayers, Henrik Pavia et al
Botanica Marina. Vol. 58 (6), p. 435-447
Journal article
2014

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

Joshua Mayers, Giorgia Tibaldero, Ingrid Undeland et al
Conference poster
2014

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

K.J. Flynn, R.J. Shields, Joshua Mayers
Bioresource Technology. Vol. 169, p. 588-595
Journal article
2013

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

K.J. Flynn, Joshua Mayers, R.J. Shields
Bioresource Technology. Vol. 148, p. 215-220
Journal article