Microbe Talk: GlobalseaweedSTAR – microbiology's role in the seaweed industry

Posted on January 10, 2020   by Matt Bassett

For countries like Malaysia, Tanzania and the Philippines, seaweed agriculture is a major industry. However, these countries still see significant crop losses due to disease and pests. So what role does microbiology have in helping these countries’ growth in the industry?

GlobalseaweedSTAR – microbiology's role in the seaweed industry

On this month’s episode Matt visited London’s Natural History Museum to talk to Professor Juliet Brodie. Professor Brodie is a seaweed researcher working with GlobalSeaweedSTAR, a programme aiming to grow the research and innovation capabilities of developing countries engaged in seaweed farming.

To find out more about GlobalseaweedSTAR’s work, visit their website.