Dr Marie E Magnusson
Senior Research Fellow
Qualifications: MSc (2004, Gothenburg University, Sweden) PhD (2009,James Cook University, Australia)
Personal Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3141-8544
I am a biologist with a strong applied research focus and experience in the fields of applied algal biology and cultivation, biochemistry, and product development for food, feed, and human and animal health applications. As Program Leader for the Entrepreneurial Universities Macroalgal Biotechnology Programme, I lead a team focussing on the development of a sustainable seaweed aquaculture industry in NZ, the cultivation of freshwater and marine macroalgae for bioremediation of nutrient rich waste waters, and the development of novel bioproducts from the resulting biomass. Specific research interests are algal product development for food, feed, and human and animal health applications in circular bioeconomy models, and the use of seaweed for enteric methane mitigation in ruminants.
We have two vacancies for Technical Officers in our research group, position 400158 to assist with chemistry and laboratory tasks, and position 400159 to assist with cultivation of macroalgae. The applications close on July 20.
International Patent Application: PCT/AU2019/051335; ”Novel composition” Inventors: Magnusson, Marie Elisabeth, De Nys, Peter Canisius, relating to novel processing options for the seaweed Asparagopsis spp. for retention of bromoform
Publication Number: AU2015208661 (AusPat, WIPO). ”Method For Reducing Total Gas Production And/or Methane Production In A Ruminant Animal”. Inventors: De Nys, Peter Canisius; Kinley, Robert Douglas; Machado, Lorenna; Magnusson, Marie Elisabeth; Paul, Nicholas Andrew; Tomkins, Nigel William
Publication Number: AU2016/050689, “Growth performance improvements in pasture and feedlot systems” Inventors: De Nys, Peter Canisius; Kinley, Robert Douglas; Machado, Lorenna; Magnusson, Marie Elisabeth; Paul, Nicholas Andrew; Tomkins, Nigel William
Publication Number: WO2018/018062, “Growth performance improvements in pasture and feedlot systems” Inventors: Tomkins, Nigel William; De Nys, Rocky; Kinley, Robert Douglas; Paul, Nicholas Andrew; Magnusson, Marie Elisabeth; Machado, Lorenna
J.T. Kidgell, C.R.K. Glasson, M. Magnusson, G. Vamvounis, I.M. Sims, S.M. Carnachan, S.F.R. Hinkley, A.L. Lopata, R. de Nys, A.C. Taki, The molecular weight of ulvan affects the in vitro inflammatory response of a murine macrophage, Int. J.Biol. Macromol., 150 (2020) 839-848.
R.D. Kinley, G. Martinez-Fernandez, M.K. Matthews, R. de Nys, M. Magnusson, N.W. Tomkins, Mitigating the carbon footprint and improving productivity of ruminant livestock agriculture using a red seaweed, Journal of Cleaner Production, (2020) 120836.
C.R.K. Glasson, L. Donnet, A. Angell, M.J. Vucko, A.J. Lorbeer, G. Vamvounis, R. de Nys, M. Magnusson, Multiple response optimisation of the aqueous extraction of high quality ulvan from Ulva ohnoi, Bioresource Technology Reports, 7 (2019) 100262
M. Magnusson, C.R.K. Glasson, M.J. Vucko, A. Angell, T.L. Neoh, R. de Nys, Enrichment processes for the production of high-protein feed from the green seaweed Ulva ohnoi, Algal Res., 2019:41 - 101555
J.T. Kidgell, M. Magnusson, R. de Nys, C.R.K. Glasson, Ulvan: A systematic review of extraction, composition and function, Algal Res., 2019:39 - 101422
PhD opportunity - Biomaterials from Macroalgae: A fully funded PhD scholarship is currently available for a student with an interest in the development of biomaterials from sustainably produced plant feedstocks. See here for more information. The scholarship is available for both domestic and international students with a preferred start early 2020
PhD opportunities x 2 - The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the University of Waikato (UoW) through the joint Institute for Freshwater Management (Te Waiora) have established a new research programme to develop novel approaches for treatment of wastewater in rural communities. As part of this programme of research we have funding for four PhD students based at UoW. Two of these are supervised within our Algal Biotechnologies group (Projects 2 and 4 in the link below). See here for more information
Sulfated polysaccharides (ulvan) from Ulva ohnoi (Chlorophyta): Identifying parameters for structure-activity relationships (PhD, external)
Anti-methanogenic properties of NZ seaweed (MSc)
Nutrient dynamics, growth and bioremediation performance in the freshwater macroalga Oedogonium (MSc)
Biotechnology; Environmental Science and Technology; Science
seaweed, macroalgae, algal biomass and bioproducts
Kidgell, J. T., Glasson, C. R. K., Magnusson, M., Vamvounis, G., Sims, I. M., Carnachan, S. M., . . . Taki, A. C. (2020). The molecular weight of ulvan affects the in vitro inflammatory response of a murine macrophage. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 150, 839-848. doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.02.071
Magnusson, M., Glasson, C. R. K., Vucko, M. J., Angell, A., Neoh, T. L., & de Nys, R. (2019). Enrichment processes for the production of high-protein feed from the green seaweed Ulva ohnoi. Algal Research, 41, 9 pages. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2019.101555
Glasson, C. R. K., Donnet, L., Angell, A., Vucko, M. J., Lorbeer, A. J., Vamvounis, G., . . . Magnusson, M. (2019). Multiple response optimisation of the aqueous extraction of high quality ulvan from Ulva ohnoi. Bioresource Technology Reports, 7. doi:10.1016/j.biteb.2019.100262
Kidgell, J. T., Magnusson, M., de Nys, R., & Glasson, C. R. K. (2019). Ulvan: A systematic review of extraction, composition and function. Algal Research, 39, 20 pages. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2019.101422 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12611
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