Dr Michele Stanley


        Dr Michele Stanley selecting strains from the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa

Associate Director for Science, Enterprise and Innovation (interim)

My research experience is in the area of on applied phycology both macro and microalgae focusing on the fundamental aspects, which have potential commercial applications.

This has generated 30 successful grant applications and a range of publications; 43 peer-reviewed and 60 publications in total.

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I have over 23 years research experience in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, working on applied phycology projects for more than 20 years.

Since joining SAMS in 2006, I have developed and led on establishing research within the field of marine biotechnology, focusing on the fundamental aspects of phycology, which have potential commercial applications. This has generated 30 successful grant applications and a range of publications; with currently have 40 peer-reviewed papers and 60 publications in total (H factor of 17 and a total of 1700 citations).

My microalgal research has included the working group on the genome analysis of the diatom Phaeodactylum, a systems biology approach to investigating lipid production in a range of microalgal species stretching now into microalgal carotenoids in the ABACUS project.

Macroalgal or seaweed research highlights include the demonstration of seasonal variation in the biochemical composition of biomass, the importance of site selection for macroalgal cultivation linked to the species grown through BioMara, EnAlgae and At~Sea projects.

Research identifying potential environmental impacts of seaweed cultivation and the processing of seaweed biomass for bioethanol and methane production from macroalgal biomass at the end of a biorefinery process for multiple types of bioenergy production.

 

Current projects

Algae for a biomass applied to the production of added value compounds (ABACUS): Funded by EU - Biobased Industries (BBI). 2017-20

Macrofuels: Funded by EU H2020. 2016-19

MacroSea: Funded by the Norwegian Research Council. 2016-19

Novel salmon feed by integrated bioprocessing of non-food biomass (BIOFEED): Funded by the Norwegian Research Council. 2015-18

Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (PHYCONET): Funded by BBSRC. 2014-19

 

Past highlight projects

Sustainabile bioenergy from microalgae: A systems perspective (SUBB): Funded by BBSRC / DBT India. 2013-17

From sea-bed to test-bed: harvesting the potential of marine biodiversity for industrial biotechnology (Seabiotech): Funded by EU FP7. 2013-15

AT~SEA. Funded by EU FP7. 2012-15

EnAlgae: Funded by EU Interreg IVB. 2011-15

 

Peer-reviewed publications

Ross, ME, Davis, K, McColl, R, Stanley, MS, Day, JG and Semiao, AJC (2018).  Nitrogen uptake by the macro-algae Cladophora coelothrix and Cladophora parriaudii: Influence on growth, nitrogen preference and biochemical composition. Algal Research, Vol 30, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2017.12.005

Ross ME, Stanley MS, Day JG, Semião AJC (2017) A comparison of methods for the non-destructive fresh weight determination of filamentous algae for growth rate analysis and dry weight estimation. Journal of Applied Phycology. DOI 10.1007/s10811-017-1157-8

Kerrison PD, Stanley MS, Kelly M, Black KD, Hughes AD (2017). Assessing the suitability of twelve polymer substrates for cultivation of the macroalgae Laminaria digitata and Saccharina latissima (Laminariales). Algal Research 22: 127-134

Schiener P, Stanley MS, Black KD, Green DH (2016). Assessment of saccharification and fermentation of brown seaweeds to identify the seasonal effect on bioethanol production. Journal of Applied Phycology 28:3009-3020

Macleod AK, Stanley MS, Day JG, Cook EJ (2016). Biofouling community composition across a range of environmental conditions and geographical locations suitable for floating marine renewable energy generation. Biofouling 32:261-276

Kerrison PD, Stanley MS, Kelly M, MacLeod A, Black KD, Hughes AD (2016). Optimising the settlement and hatchery culture of Saccharina latissima (Phaeophyta) by manipulation of growth medium and substrate surface condition. Journal of Applied Phycology 28:1181-1191

Kerrison PD, Stanley MS, Edwards MD, Black KD, Hughes AD (2015). The cultivation of European kelp for bioenergy: Site and species selection. Biomass and Bioenergy 80: 229-242

Greenhill L, Hughes A, Day JG, Stanley MS (2015) Blue Knowledge – Developing knowledge to support transition to a Blue Economy: A strategic approach. Island Studies 3, 6-10.

Day JG, Burt DJ, Achilles-Day UEM, Stanley MS (2015). Future algal biofuels: implications of environmental temperature on production strain selection. International Journal of Ambient Energy 36: 248- 252

Slocombe SP, Yi Zhang Q, Ross M, Anderson A, Thomas NJ, Lapressa A, Rad Menendez C, Campbell CN, Black KD, Stanley MS, Day JG (2015). Unlocking nature’s treasure-chest: screening for oleaginous algae (2015). Scientific Reports 5:9844 doi:10.1038/srep09844

Rad-Menéndez C, Stanley M, Green DH, Cox EJ, Day JG (2015). Exploring cryptic diversity in publicly available strains of the model diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 95: 1081-1090

Schiener P, Black KD, Stanley MS, Green DH (2015). The seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the kelp species Laminaria digitata, Laminaria hyperborean, Saccharina latissima and Alaria esculenta. Journal of Applied Phycology 27: 363-373

Roleda MY, Slocombe SP, Bell E, Leakey R, Day JG, Stanley MS (2013) Optimization of algal biomass and lipid production: effects of temperature and nutrient regimes on the batch culture of six oleaginous microalgae employing a two-phase cultivation strategy. Bioresource Technology 129: 439- 449

Slocombe SP, Yi Zhang Q, Black KD, Day JG, Stanley MS (2013). Comparison of screening methods for high-throughput determination of oil yields in micro-algal biofuel strains. Journal of Applied Phycology 25:961-972.

Slocombe SP, Ross M, Day JG, Thomas N, Stanley MS (2013). A rapid and general method for measurement of protein in micro-algal biomass. Bioresource Technology 129: 51-57.

Hughes AD, Black KD, Campbell I, Heymans JJ, Orr KK, Stanley MS, Kelly MS (2013). Comments on “Prospects for the use of macroalgae for fuel in Ireland and UK: An overview of marine management issues. Marine Policy 38: 554-556

Hughes AD, Kelly MS, Black KD, Stanley MS (2012) Biogas from Macroalgae: is it time to revisit the idea. Biotechnology for Biofuels 5:86

Callaway, R, Shinn, AP., Grenfell, SE. Stanley MS et al (2012). Review of climate change impacts on marine aquaculture in the UK and Ireland. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems doi: 10.1002/aqc.2247

Hughes AD, Black KD, Campbell I, Davidson K, Kelly MS, Stanley MS (2012). Does seaweed offer a solution for bioenergy with biological carbon capture and storage? Greenhouse Gas Sci Technol. 2:1-6

Day, JG, Slocombe, SP, Stanley, MS (2012). Overcoming biological constriants to enable the exploitation of microalgae for biofuels. Bioresource Technology doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2011.05.033

Stanley MS, MacDonald J, Jenkins T (2012). Algal Bioenergy, Ecosystem Services and the AB SIG. Biofuels 3 255-258

Bowler C, Allen AE, Badger JH, Stanley MS, et al. (2008). The Phaeodactylum genome reveals the evolutionary history of diatom genomes. Nature doi:10.1038/nature07410

Kroth* PG, Chiovitti* A, Martin-Jezequel* V, Mock* T, Schnitzler Parker* M, Stanley* MS, Kaplan A, Caron L, Gruber A, Weber U Maheswari T, Armbrust EV, Bowler C (2008). A model of the carbohydrate metabolism in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum deduced from whole genome analysis. PLoS One 3, e1426 (*equal contribution)

Stanley MS, Callow JA (2007). Whole cell adhesion strength of morphotypes and isolates of Phaeodactylum tricornutum (Bacillariophyceae). The European Journal of Phycology 42: 191-197

Stanley MS, Perry R and Callow JA (2005). Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) from the green alga Ulva linza (Chlorophyta). The Journal of Phycology 41: 1219-1226

Humphrey AJ, Finlay JA, Pettitt ME, Stanley MS, Callow JA(2005). Effect of Ellman’s Reagent and dithiothreitol on the curing of the spore adhesive glycoprotein of the green alga Ulva. The Journal of Adhesion 81:791-803

Stanley MS, Callow ME, Perry R, Ablberte RS, Smith R, Callow JA (2002). Inhibtion of fungal spore adhesion by zosteric acid as the basis for a novel, non-toxic crop protection technology. Phytopathology 9:378-383

O’Niel JD, Bugno M, Stanley MS, Barham-Morris JB, Woodcock NA, Clement DJ, Clipson NJW, Whitehead MP, Fincham DA, Hooley P (2002). Cloning of a novel gene encoding a C2H2 zinc finger protein that alleviates sensitivity to abiotic stresses in Asperigillus nidulans. Mycological Research 106:491-498

Callow JA, Stanley MS, Wetherbee R, Callow ME (2000). Cellular and molecular approaches to understanding primary adhesion in Enteromorpha: an overview. Biofouling 16 (2-4): 141.

Stanley MS, Callow ME, Callow JA (1999). Monoclonal antibodies to adhesive cell coat glycoproteins secreted by zoospores of the green alga Enteromorpha. Planta 210:61-71.

Clement DJ, Stanley MS, O’Neil J, Woodcock NA, Fincham DA, Clipson NJW, Hooley P (1999). Complementation cloning of salt tolerance determinants from the marine hyphomycete Dendryphiella salina in Aspergillus nidulans. Mycological Research 103: 1252-1258.

Edwards J, Chamberlain D, Brosnan M, West D, Stanley MS, Hooley P, Clipson NJW (1998). A comparative physiological and morphological study of the marine hyphomycetes Dendryphiella salina and D. arenaria in relation to adaptation to life in the sea. Mycological Research 102: 1198-1202

Attwell N, Clement DJ, Stanley MS, Clipson NJW, Hooley P, Fincham DA (1997). Salt sensitivity and arginase activity in Aspergillus nidulans. Biochemical Society Transactions 25, 98.

Stanley MS, Callow ME, Callow JA (1997). Production of MAbs to adhesive glycoproteins secreted by the marine biofouling alga, Enteromorpha. Phycologia 36: 107

Clement D, Stanley MS, Attwell NA, Clipson NJW, Fincham DA, Hooley P (1996). Evidence for sltA1 as a salt sensitive allele of the arginase gene (agaA) in the ascomycete Aspergillus nidulans. Current Genetics 29: 462-472.

Attwell NA, Clement D, Stanley MS, Clipson NJW, Hooley P, Fincham DA(1995). Arginine interactions with Na+-H+ antiporter in protoplasts from Aspergillus nidulans. Journal of Physiological 489: 104-105.

Stanley MS, Hooley P, Clipson NJW (1995). A rapid method of heterologous gene cloning using cotransformation of lambda genomic DNA banks in Aspergillus nidulans. Fungal Genetics Newsletter 42, 76-77.

Clement D, Attwell NA, Stanley MS, Clipson NJW, Hooley P, Fincham DA (1994). Salt sensitivity and arginine toxicity in Aspergillus nidulans. Biochemical Society Transactions 22: S24-S24

Stanley MS, Brown AE (1994). Separation and degradation action of polygalacturonase isozymes produced by Colletotrichum musae. Journal of Phytopathology 141: 217-224.

 

Other publications

Slocombe SP, Zhang QY, Ross M, Stanley MS, Day JG (2016) Screening and improvement of marine micro-algae for oil production. In: Micro-Algal Production for Biomass and High-Value Products, Stephen P. Slocombe & John R. Benemann (eds). Boca Raton: Taylor &Francis. Pp91- 112

Stanley MS, Day JG (2014). Algal Bioenergy. eLs DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023715

Consultancy and industry experience

Innovate UK (2016). Skye- Paints anti-microbial extracts from macroalgae- technical report. Stanley MS for SAMS

Day J, Hughes A, Greenhill L and Stanley MS (2016) Blue Biotechnology. Commonwealth Blue Economy Report Series, No. 5. Commonwealth Secretariat: London. 55pp

Greenhill L, Day JG, Hughes A and Stanley MS (2016) Marine Renewable Energy. Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, No. 4. Commonwealth Secretariat, London. 64pp

Hughes A, Day JG, Greenhill L and Stanley MS (2016) Aquaculture, Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, No. 2. Commonwealth Secretariat, London. 58pp

Day JG, Hughes AD, Greenhill L & Stanley MS (2016) Developing a Blue Economy Roadmap in Small Island Developing States: Blue Biotech. Report to - The Commonwealth Secretariat. 25pp.

Greenhill L, Day JG, Hughes AD & Stanley MS (2016) Developing a Blue Economy Roadmap in Small Island Developing States: Marine Renewable Energy. Report to - The Commonwealth Secretariat. 35pp.

Hughes AD, Day JG, Greenhill L & Stanley MS (2016) Developing a Blue Economy Roadmap in Small Island Developing States: Aquaculture. Report to - The Commonwealth Secretariat. 30pp.

Black KD, Stanley MS, commissioned by Marlborough District Council. Feasibility Study – Salmon farm waste capture in New Zealand (2016) pp15.

Black K, Stanley MS (2010) Report for Scarborough Borough Council: Kelp Farming Feasibility Study for the Whitby Coastal Area- pp90

AEA. Report for ITI Energy SAD project: Seaweed Anaerobic Digestion: Foresighting and Economic Modelling- (2010) Subcontractor Stanley MS

Burton T, Lyons H, Lerat Y, Stanley MS, Rasmussen MB (2009). A review of the potential of marine algae as a source of biofuel in Ireland. Commissioned by Sustainable Energy Ireland.

Stanley MS, Black KB, Wilson B, Fox C, Burrows M (2009) Marine Bioenergy, Proof of Concept report commissioned by NERC 119pp

Stanley MS & Day JG (2008) Report to ITI Energy: Extension to Phase 1 (Microalgae): Algal Biofuels Deep Dive Report. 19pp

Stanley MS, Kelly MS & Day JG (2008). Report to ITI Energy: Phase 1 Algal Biofuels Work Packages. 62pp

 

Accessing consultancy services from SAMS

SAMS consultancy work is delivered through its wholly owned commercial subsidiary, SAMS Research Services Ltd. (SRSL). SRSL operates a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) that is accredited to ISO9001:2008 standard, guaranteeing that all projects deliver the best possible service to our customers. All SRSL projects are planned by a professional programme manager who oversees a team of dedicated project managers, all of whom are focussed specifically on client delivery, and have scientific experience and technical expertise in fields relevant to their assigned projects.

For further information concerning commercial enterprise opportunities at SAMS, please contact SRSL by email (info@srsl.com) or phone +44 (0) 1631 559 470.

Lecturing

Marine Science BSc: Module leader year 2 'Biochemistry and Molecular Biology'

Marine Science BSc: Lecturer year 2 'Marine Biology

Marine Science BSc: Lecturer year 3 'Marine Biotechnology'

Industrial Biotechnology MSc (Strathclyde University): Module leader for 'Blue Biotechnology'

 

Current research students

Cecila Biancacci: Establishment of red seaweed mari-culture (RedWeed). PhD University of Aberdeen. 2015-19

Keelan Lawlor: Algal Surfactants: Lower Algal Surface Tension (LAST). PhD University of Aberdeen. Sep 2015-Aug 19

Alexander Thompson: Genetics and Disease of Saccharina latissima. PhD University of Aberdeen. Sep 16 - Sep 19

Eleanor Wood: Developments in the production of Palmaria palmata in hatchery conditions. MSc Nov 2016-17

Michael Ross: The potential of filamentous green macro-algae (Chlorophyta) to bioremediate wastewaters. PhD University of Edinburgh. 2014-17

 

Alumni research students

Jennifer Reid: Assess the suitability of different Pleurochrysis strains for simultaneous biofuel production and carbon capture. MSc University of Aberdeen. 2015-16

Paul Micallef: Use bioinformatics to annotate and identify putative seaweed and other biopolymer degrading enzymes on a new Pseudoalteromonas genome. MSc University of Aberdeen. 2015-16

Douglas Harris: Alkenone production by haptophytes: production, variation and bioinformatic analysis of a putative biofuel resource. MSc Oct 2015 - Sep 16

Thomas Butler: An Alternative strategy for astaxanthin production using v. Interaction between macroalgae aquaculture for biofuels and phytoplankton.

Adrian Macleod: The impacts of marine renewable energy structures on the invasion of biofouling non-native species. PhD 2009-12. University of Aberdeen

Peter Schiener: Ethanol production from algal biomass. PhD 2009-2013. University of Aberdeen

Debra Brennan: Can bacterial associates of oleaginous algae enhance oil production? MSc Oct 2011-Sep 13

Carole Shellcock: Molecular Aspects of Algal Biofuels for the 21st Century. PhD. 2009-133. University of Aberdeen

Cecilia RadMenendez: Genetic and phenotypic stability of Thalassiosira pseudonana (Bacillariophyceae). MSc 2009-11. University of Aberdeen

Professional memberships

2017 - present Member of the ETP Bioenergy working group

2016 - present Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IBioIC

2015 - present Member of BBSRC Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Strategy Advisory Panel

2014 - present Steering Board member and coordinator of the seaweed working group for the European Algal Biomass Association

2014 - 16 Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IBioIC

2014 - present Member of the EPSRC Energy Strategic Advisory Board

2010 - present Committee member of the Cross Research Council Subgroup on Bioenergy

2008 - present Committee member of the Society of Underwater Technology on their Marine Renewables Committee

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology since 2014

Panel member for the Canadian Excellence Research Chairs phase 1 and 2 2012 to 2015

Panel member for BBSRC/DBT (India) Sustainable Bioenergy for Biofuels call 2013

Scientific Advisory Board member for RCUK International Bioenergy Conference 2014

Sector Champion for Algal Bioenergy under the NERC centre review of UK Energy Research 2013

Member of the Steering Committee for Aquaculture Forum under Marine Alliance of Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS)

Member of the European Algal Biomass Association

Member of the European Biofuels Technology Platform

Member of the British Phycological Society

 

Other professional activities

2016

Stanley MS AlgaEurope 2016 Madrid December (Scientific Committee)

Stanley MS Phyconet Annual Conference Redcar September (co-organiser, presentation and session chair)

Stanley MS Algal Polysaccharides (Phyconet-IBCARB Joint Meeting) Edinburgh July (co-organiser and session chair)

Stanley MS, Abell R, Moss C., Leftley J., Bavington C. Tetramed: Spent media from Tetraselmis cultivation as a source of new bioactives. Phyconet Annual Conference CPI Redcar September

Huete-Ortega M, Slocombe SP, Kapoore R, Okurowska K, Day JG, Stanley, MS Vaidyanathan, S Effect of culture conditions on lipid productivity in marine microalgae. The 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts. San Diego June (presentation)

Biancacci C, Day JG, Atack T, McDougall GJ, Stanley MS. Establishment of Osmundea pinnatifida mari-culture. International Seaweed Symposium Copenhagen June (poster)

Groenendaal B, Pycke B, Bruhn A, Bo Rasmussen M, Kerrison P, MacLeod A, Stanley MS. High yield seaweed cultivation using advanced textiles. International Seaweed Symposium Copenhagen June (presentation)

Kerrison P, Stanley MS, Black KB, Hughes AD, Kelly MS.  The optimal substrate preference of Saccharina latissima for large-scale cultivation on textiles. International Seaweed Symposium Copenhagen June (presentation)

van Hal JW, Huijgen WJJ, Bjerre AB, Lopez Contreras AM, Stanley MS. Carbohydrate analysis of seaweed in the biorefinery to chemicals and fuel context International Seaweed Symposium Copenhagen June (presentation)

Stanley MS State of the art and innovation in progress in laboratories and industry. SYMPOSIUM Industry and Innovation in the Algae sector Lyon May (Keynote)

Heymans JJ., Stanley MS. Algal Biorefineries. Sargassum Conference, British Virgin Islands March (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS. Algal Biorefinery Oceanology International Conference London March (Invited presentation).

Radio 4 You and Yours invited on Seaweed licencing September

Radio 4 Farming Today over view of the history of seaweed September

There’s something in the water- New Stem courses look to the seas to tackle mankind’s greatest challenges. The Guardian, 05 July 2016 pg 38

Expert sign off on Palmaria palmata image used on new RBS banknote February

 

2015

Stanley MS The role of Macro and Micro algae in Aquaculture University of Gothenburg October (guess lecture on MSc Aquaculture Course).

Stanley MS Phyconet Annual Conference London August (Co-organiser session chair)

Stanley MS, Slocombe SP and Day JG Unlocking nature’s treasure-chest EPC6 London. August (presentation and Co-Chair of Algal lipid session)

Butler T, Stanley MS, Day JG. An alternative strategy for astaxanthin production from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis. EPC6 London. August (poster) 

Butler T, Stanley MS, Day JG. Optimisation of astaxanthin production from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis 5th UK Microalgae Conference, Glasgow July (presentation)

ABSIG-Phyconet Commercialising Microalgae joint meeting Birmingham June (co-organiser)

Stanley MS Seaweed Summary of Seaweed cultivation at SAMS. Symposium Faroe Islands May (invited presentation)

Stanley MS, Slocombe SP and Day JG Microalgal Lipids- not just for burning. FF21 Symposium San Diego March (invited presentation)

Stanley MS. The luxury condiment that’s on the rocks, i newspaper, pages 22-23

Stanley MS. Scientists seek to unravel secrets of ‘truffle’ seaweed, Scotland on Sunday, page 17

Stanley MS.Seaweed study all set for taste test, The Times, page 10

Stanley MS. Scientists seek to unravel secrets of ‘truffle’ seaweed, scotsman.com, http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/scientists-seek-to-unravel-secrets-of-truffle-seaweed-1-3940803

Stanley MS. Scientists seek recipe for perfect ‘truffle of the sea’, The National online http://www.thenational.scot/news/scientists-seek-recipe-for-perfect-truffle-of-the-sea-pepper-dulse.9756

 

2014

Stanley MS OMG- Lacuna vincta ate all my seaweed. UHI Research Conference November (presentation)

Stanley MS, Slocombe SP and Day JG. Microalgal lipids: not just for burning. Natural products meeting Inverness November (presentation)

Stanley MS. Snails, Seaweed and Sheep. Marpol meeting Trondheim November (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS. Biofuels. Royal Society of Biology Policy Late meeting London October (Invited presentation).

Purton S., Stanley MS., Whitehouse J. Phyconet annual meeting. Cambridge September (meeting organiser and session chair)

Stanley MS What do we want Algae to do? Algal Biorefinery meeting Denmark August (Invited presentation).

Stanley MS. Introduction to AB SIG. Seaweed to Biofuels Event Oban May (meeting organiser)

Stanley MS Novel highlights in Scottish Association of Marine Science macroalgae research Cranfield June (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS UK Algal Industry Roadmap. Phyconet Launch London April (Invited presentation/co-organiser)

Stanley MS The BioMara Project Second Algal LCA meeting Brussels April (Invited presentation)

 

2013

Stanley MS Algal Biofuels: Full bloom or dead in the water? Chair and presentation Policy Late Debate Society for Biology London November

Stanley MS Will my algae freeze- how to ensure long-term sustainability in the developing algal biotech sector. Royal Society of Chemistry London November (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS The sticky problem of biofouling on renewable energy structures ?. Session Champion for Biofouling and renewable energy structures- is there really an issue. MASTS Annual Science Meeting Heriot Watt August.

Stanley MS Macro Marine Biofuels- An overview of production systems and risks. The 13th Aquacultural Insurance and Risk Management Conference Istanbul April (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS EnAlgae: Energetic micro and macro algae in North West Europe. European Biomass Meeting Copenhagen June (Invited presentation)

Rad-Meneddez C, Stanley MS, Green DH, Cox EJ and Day JG. Phenotypic and genetic characterization of Thalassiosira pseudonana (Bacillariophyceae). BPS annual meeting Belfast July (presentation)

Day JG, Stanley MS. Algal biotechnology- Is a new industrial sector being built on solid foundations? BPS annual meeting Belfast July (presentation)

Stanley MS UK Algal Industry Roadmap and SPARK Awards launch. London June (meeting organiser and presentation)

 

2012

Stanley MS Celebrating BioMara November (meeting organiser)

Stanley MS AB SIG Industrial Roadmapping workshops Manchester and London October/November (meeting organiser)

Stanley MS The BioMara Project Opportunities for Algal Commercialisation Cranfield June (meeting organiser and presentation)

Stanley MS The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group and Beyond. EnAlgae meeting Cardiff May (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS Lessons and opportunities gained from BioMara Macro algae from research to industry- in a Nordic perspective Grenaa Denmark September (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS Biochemical conversion: Liquid fuel Trondheim Norway September (Meeting organisers and presentation)

Stanley MS Algal Biotechnology, Ecosystem Services and the AB SIG European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology Dusseldorf Germany October (presentation)

Stanley MS BPS Annual Winter Meeting Newcastle January 2012 (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS The AB SIG Maximising Opportunities in IB Edinburgh September (Co-host and presentation)

Stanley MS, Black K, Brunner L, Hughes A and Kelly M. Does seaweed have a role in aquaculture? Scottish Sea Lochs and Adjacent Waters ESCA Local Meeting Oban June (presentation)

Stanley MS. BioMara Workshop at Strathclyde University

MacDonald J and Stanley MS Slime Power Planet Earth Article Winter addition

Stanley MS Sunday Times- Business section article on the conversion of seaweed to bioethanol

 

2011

Stanley MS. UK Algae Research and Commercialisation Overview. UK/Spain International Workshop Madrid, Spain March (Keynote and event organiser)

Stanley MS NERC/TSB Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group University of Cambridge March (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS. Introduction to BioMara. The Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside Belfast April (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS Introduction to BioMara European Algal Biomass 2011- Driving Forward Europe's Alternative Energy Potential London April (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS The BioMara Project. Algae: The sustainable biomass for the future. September Trelleborg Sweden (Keynote)

Stanley MS The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group. AB SIG Inaugural Meeting London October (Organiser and Keynote)

Stanley MS Introduction to BioMara. European Algal Biomass Association Annual meeting Brussels November (presentation)

Stanley MS Overview of UK RD&D Landscape. Establishing opportunities for collaboration in algal RD&D British/French Algae Workshop in Partnership with Canada Canadian High Commission London December (Organiser and keynote)

 

2010

Stanley MS Synnogy New Energy Forum event, "Renewable energy from algae" London (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS Energy from Waste Streams. Seaweed for Health, Food and Texture Stornoway (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS and Wilson B (2010). How might marine organisms interact with wave and tidal-stream energy or the mass culture of marine plants for biofuels? NERC Oceans 2025 Annual Science Meeting (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS (2010). Seaweed for Biofuel? NTI-SARF Aquaculture Orientation meeting Edinburgh (Invited presentation)

Slocombe, SP, Anderson, A, Black, K, Leakey, R, Day, JG, Stanley MS. Biofuel production and oil accumulation in micro-algae. British Phycolgical Society’s Meeting 2010 (Presentation)

Day JG, Slocombe S & Stanley MS Biological constraints on the exploitation of microalgae for biofuels ISOP-BSBP Joint Meeting Canterbury (Presentation)

Day JG, Gachon CN, Campbell CN, Küpper FC & Stanley MS CCAP a National Capability underpinning the sequencing and biofuels revolutions ISOP-BSBP Joint Meeting Canterbury (Poster)

Slocombe, S.P., Anderson, A., Roleda, M., Black, K., Day, J. and Stanley, M (2010). Investigating factors that regulate oil accumulation and their affect on gene expression in the marine Eustigmatophyte alga Nannochloropsis oculata 19th International Symposium on Plant Lipids Cairns Australia, (Presentation)

Stanley MS European Energy Research Alliance Algal Workshop RISO Denmark June (presentation)

Interview for STV News item – September

BBC Alba- Item for programme on Fuel poverty in the Western Isles

BBC 2 Scotland Landward programme: Scotland’s Countryside Magazine

Item on Algal Biofuels for HIE promotional DVD

Meeting with Stornoway Council and open meeting in Lews Castle College- BioMara Event (Keynote speech)

BioMara Workshop at Strathclyde University

J.G. Day, M.S. Stanley, D. Green and R. Leaky. Carbon Trust ABC Kick of Meeting. London

 

2009

Stanley MS Keynote speech BioMara Launch and workshop Sligo

Stanley MS Keynote speech BioMara Launch and workshop Belfast

Stanley MS Keynote speech BioMara Scottish Launch event SAMS

Stanley MS, Day JG, Kelly MS. So How Useful are Algae. National Non-Food Crop Centre Annual meeting, Leeds Invited presentation plus panel member for discussion on biofuels

Stanley MS. Fuel from the Sea. Orkney International Science Festival (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS Marine Macroalgae- The IEA Bioenergy- Executive Committee 64  - Workshop Algae- The Future for Bioenergy Liege, Belgium (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS, Kelly MS. Are Marine Algae a Realistic Source of Biofuels? The Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum annual meeting (Invited presentation).

Stanley MS, Brunner L, Kelly MS Are Marine Algae a Realistic Source of Biofuels? –Invited presentation to a business meeting of Arygll and Bute Council

Stanley MS, Day JG, Kelly MS.  BioMara.  All-Energy’09 (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS Are Microalgae a Realistic Source of Biofuels- World Biofuels meeting in Brussels (Invited presentation).

Stanley MS Presentation to West Highland Mooring Association (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS. Fuel from the Sea? Seminar Herriot Watt

DECC Algae Event Reading November

Interview Engineer Magazine

Biomass Magazine January-article

Parliament Magazine Research review March

Scottish Development International Magazine March

Biofuel Review April

 

2008

Stanley MS. Marine Algal Bioenergy-An Overview. NERC Sustainability Theme meeting on Marine Algal Bioenergy in London (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS. Renewable energy - when will algae rule the world? Oban High School for the Argyll Environment week (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS, Day JG. Are Microalgae a Realistic Source of Biofuels? Algal Culture Collection meeting (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS, Day JG, Kelly MS. When will Algae Rule the World-the Cross Parliamentary Group SPREEE (Renewable Energy and energy Efficiency) at the Scottish Parliament (Invited presentation)

Stanley MS, Day JG, Kelly MS What is BioMara- Poster presentation at the International Society for Applied Phycologist in Galway (Poster)

Stanley MS, Day JG, Kelly MS What is BioMara. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity Valencia (Poster) 

 

2007

Stanley MS, Day JG, Kelly MS. Are Marine Algae a Viable Source of Biofuels? Presentation at SAMS to Scotland’s Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism Jim Mather MSP

Stanley MS, Day JG, Kelly MS Are Marine Algae a Viable Source of Biofuels? Presentation to visiting Icelandic delegation on the potential of algal biomass as an energy source

 

2006

Stanley MS, Chiovitti A. Annotation of Phaeodactylum genes involved in carbohydrate metabolism, cell wall biosynthesis and adhesion- Phaeodactylum Genome Annotation meeting JGI San Francisco (Presentation)

 

2004

Stanley MS, Perry RM, Callow JA. Elucidation of the genes involved in Ulva zoospore adhesion through an EST library. 1st Meeting of the European Network of Excellence in Marine Genomics, Rennes, France

 

2003

Stanley MS, Perry RM, Callow JA. Elucidation of the genes involved in Enteromorpha zoospore adhesion through an EST library. The 3rd European Phycological Congress, Belfast (Poster) July.

 

1999

Stanley MS, Callow JA, Callow ME. Biochemical Characterisation of the Glycoproteins Involved in Enteromorpha Spore Adhesion. 10th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Melbourne Australia February

 

1997

Stanley MS, Callow JA, Callow ME. Production of Monoclonal Antibodies to Adhesive Glycoproteins Secreted by the Marine Biofouling Alga, Enteromorpha intestinalis. Sixth International Phycological Congress. Lieden, The Netherlands (Poster)

 

1995

Chamberlain D, Brosnan M, West J, Stanley MS, Hooley P, Clipson NJW. A comparative physiological and molecular study of Dendryphiella salina and D. arenaria. The VI International Marine Mycology Symposium, Portsmouth (Poster).

Clipson NJW, Stanley MS, Hooley P. Control of osmotic adjustment in filamentous fungi.  The VIth International Marine Mycology Symposium, Portsmouth. (Presentation)

Hooley P, Stanley MS, Clipson NJW (1995).  Towards an understanding of the molecular biology of osmotolerance in marine fungi. The VIth International Marine Mycology Symposium, Portsmouth. (Presentation)

Stanley MS, Hooley P, Clipson NJW. Cloning strategies for osmotolerant determinants from Dendryphiella spp. The VI International Marine Mycology Symposium, Portsmouth (Presentation)

 

1994

Chamberlain D, Stanley MS, Hooley P, Clipson NJW. Molecular and taxonomic aspects of the marine fungi Dendryphiella salina and D. arenaria in relation to their adaptation to the sea.  Second European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG2) B. 44, The Netherlands

Stanley MS, Hooley P, Clipson NJW. Molecular cloning of salt tolerance determinants in the marine fungus DendryphiellaSecond  European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG2) B. 43, The Netherlands

Stanley MS, Bugno M, Hooley P, Clipson NJW. The development of a model expression for eukaryotic osmotolerance: cloning sltA1 in Aspergillus nidulans. Second European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG2) B. 42, The Netherlands

 

1993

Stanley MS, Chamberlain D, Hooley P, Clipson NJW. Molecular and taxonomic aspects of the marine fungi Dendryphiella salina and D. arenaria in relation to their adaptation to the sea. Poster presentation Molecular and Ultrastructural Approaches to Fungal Systematics and Evolution.

 

1992

Stanley MS, Brown AE (1992). Enzyme potentials of fungi causing crown rot in bananas. Invited presentation Irish Society of Plant Pathologists.

 

1990

Stanley MS, Brown AE (1990). Enzyme potentials of fungi causing crown rot in bananas. BSPP presentation Competition Anniversary Meeting, Bath.

Employment history

2017 - present Reader in Marine Biotechnology. SAMS

2014 - present Research Area Lead for Marine Biotechnology. SAMS

2010 - 17 Senior Lecturer in Marine Molecular Biology. SAMS

2010 - 14 Director NERC / TSB Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group. KTN-UK, The Roslin Insitute

2006 - 08 RAII in Marine Molecular Biology. SAMS

1996-2006 RAI in Biochemistry / Molecular Biology working on phycology and mycology-based projects. University of Birmingham

1993-96 RAI working on marine mycology molecular project. The University of Wolverhampton

 

Qualifications

1993 PhD Plant Pathology and Mycology. Queen's University Belfast

1989 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences. University of Wolverhampton