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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

About Marie

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.

Research Interests

Patents

Australian Provisional Patent Application: AU2018904642; ”Novel composition” Inventors Magnusson, Marie Elisabeth, De Nys, Peter Canisius

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

Publications

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

Zhang, R., A.K.L. Yuen, M. Magnusson, J.T. Wright, R. de Nys, A.F. Masters, and T. Maschmeyer, A comparative assessment of the activity and structure of phlorotannins from the brown seaweed Carpophyllum flexuosum. Algal Research, 2018. 29: p. 130-141.

Machado, L., N. Tomkins, M. Magnusson, D.J. Midgley, R. de Nys, and C.P. Rosewarne, In Vitro Response of Rumen Microbiota to the Antimethanogenic Red Macroalga Asparagopsis taxiformis. Microbial Ecology, 2018. 75(3): p. 811-818.

Cole, A., C. Praeger, T. Mannering, R. de Nys, and M. Magnusson, Hot and bright: Thermal and light environments for the culture of Oedogonium intermedium and the geographical limits for large-scale cultivation in Australia. Algal Research, 2018. 34: p. 209-216.

For a complete list of publications, please see my Orcid or Scopus profile

Research Supervised

Sulfated polysaccharides (ulvan) from Ulva ohnoi (Chlorophyta): Identifying parameters for structure-­activity relationships (PhD, external)

Anti-methanogenic properties of red seaweeds in the Bonnemaisonales family (MSc)

Latitudinal differences in environmental tolerance of Oedogonium spp. in New Zealand (MSc)

Expertise

Biotechnology; Environmental Science and Technology; Science

seaweed, macroalgae, algal biomass and bioproducts

Recent Publications

  • Glasson, C. R. K., Sims, I. M., Carnachan, S. M., de Nys, R., & Magnusson, M. (2017). A cascading biorefinery process targeting sulfated polysaccharides (ulvan) from Ulva ohnoi. Algal Research, 27, 383-391. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2017.07.001

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Contact Details

Email: marie.magnusson@waikato.ac.nz
Room: Coastal Marine Field Station
Cellphone: 022 0110763