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Kirsten Heimann

Kirsten Heimann

Director
North Queensland Algal Identification Facility
College of Marine and Environmental Sciences
James Cook University
Australia

Biography

Kirsten Heimann is the director of the North Queensland Algal Identification/Culturing Facility at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia and initiated and built the AMCRC microalgal carbon capture and leads the methane bioremediation project at JCU. The biomass is used for commercial algal co-products. She received competitive research funding of more than $16 million. She has published extensively in high ranking journals including Nature.Her research has won many awards, the NQ Corporate Business Women Award 2011 being the latest.

Research Interest

Kirsten Heimann current research interests are Industrial-scale innovative cultivation and biofilter designs. Biochemical profiling of microalgae, fungi and microbes for renewable bio-products including novel aquaculture feeds and bio-fertiliser applications. Establishment of novel tropical microalgal, methanotroph and methylotroph