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Department of Biochemistry

 

Email: sjlr2@cam.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1223 765945

2007-2010 BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology, Queen Mary, University of London
2010-2011 MRes Biochemical Research; Imperial College London

Research interests

In collaboration with Dr Adrian Fisher, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, we are pioneering the development of a biological solar cell, which is able to produce current as a result of photosynthetic activity in cyanobacteria. Additionally, I am also genetically modifying strains of cyanobacteria and green algae with the rationale of optimising production of extractable, high value products.

 

Funding:

 

University of Cambridge

Spicer Consulting Limited

EPSRC

EnAlgae

INTERREG IVB North West Europe

 

Refereed Papers in Primary Journals:

 

Rowden, S.J.L., Smith, A.G., Howe, C.J. Meeting Report: Cambridge Algae Symposium 2013. In preparation.

 

Bradley, R.W., Bombelli, P., Rowden, S.J.L., Howe, C.J. 2012. Biological Photovoltaics: Intra- and Extra-cellular Electron Transport by Cyanobacteria. Biochemical Society Transactions. 40: 1302-1307.

 

Bombelli, P., Zarrouati, M., Thorne, R.J., Schneider, K., Rowden, S.J.L., Ali, A., Yunus, K., Cameron, P.J., Fisher, A.C., Wilson, I.A., Howe, C.J., McCormick, A.J. 2012. Surface morphology and surface energy of anode materials influence power outputs in a multi-channel mediatorless bio-photovoltaic (BPV) system. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14: 12221-12229.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Abstracts:

 

Rowden, S.J.L., Bradley, R.W., Bombelli, P., McCormick, A.J., Howe, C.J. 2012. Intra- and extra-cellular electron transport by photosynthetic materials for solar power transduction in biological photovoltaic devices. Electron transfer at the microbe-mineral interface, Norwich, UK.

 

Bombelli, P., Bradley, R.W., Rowden, S.J.L., McCormick, A.J., Smith, A.G., Howe, C.J. 2012. Analysis of direct current generation by unicellular photosynthetic micro-organisms in biophotovoltaic devices. Proceedings 2ndInternational Plant Power Symposium 2012.

 

Conference Posters:

 

Rowden, S.J.L., Bradley, R.W., Bombelli, P., McCormick, A.J., Howe, C.J. 2012. Intra- and extra-cellular electron transport by photosynthetic materials for solar power transduction in biological photovoltaic devices. Electron transfer at the microbe-mineral interface, Norwich, UK.