Algal Development and Evolution

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In this video, Dr. Susana Coelho, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen, Germany, introduces her department’s research in Algal Development and Evolution. It spans an unlikely spectrum: Why are algae so fascinating? Why are they important for humans and for the ecosystem of the oceans? What can we learn from them?

Born in Portugal, Dr. Coelho received her doctorate at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, United Kingdom. As a postdoctoral fellow, she worked to establish the brown algae Ectocarpus as a model organism in evolutionary research, and since then has intensified her research on the life cycle and reproduction of brown algae.

Since 2010 she has co-led the Algae Genetics team at the Roscoff Biological Station, a French marine biology and oceanography research and teaching center.

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