Thierry Tonon

Thierry Tonon


  • CNAP Lecturer in Algal Biology, CNAP
Former affiliations
  • Research Fellow, CNAP
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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Research interests


I am interested in different aspects of algal research:

  • Algal physiology and metabolism
  • Algal metabolic pathways and enzymes
  • Biotechnological applications of algae and algal genes
  • Valorisation of algal biomass
  • Microbes able to use algal biomass

Current PhD students:

  • Mr Aidan Salter (University of York; Dr T. Tonon, Prof. Luke Mackinder, Prof. Neil Bruce).
  • Mrs Ornrumpha Sethanunt (University of York; Prof. J. Chong, Dr. B. Sallach, Dr T. Tonon).
  • Miss Antonia Feilden (University of York; Prof. N. Bruce, Dr T. Tonon).
  • Miss Bethan Highley (University of York; Prof. N. Bruce, Dr T. Tonon).
  • Mrs Bernice Wilmot Oppong (University of Ghana; Prof. K. Appeaning Addo, Dr T. Annang, Dr P.-N. Jayson-Quashigah, Dr T. Tonon).

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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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