Christopher Jonathan Hulatt

Fakultet for biovitenskap og akvakultur
Bodø, Brygga 003

I work with microalgae (protists) from marine and freshwater habitats. My research and teaching includes biotechnology applications together with the natural ecology, physiology and biogeochemical roles of microalgae. My current research projects include protist genomes, bioreactors and the microbial communities found on terrestrial snow and ice (snow-algae).

I am originally from the UK with degrees in Marine Biology, Environmental Protection and an industry-linked PhD in microalgal CO2 capture (EPSRC). I have previously worked on projects in isotope biogeochemistry (Helsinki Finland), greenhouse gas climate-warming (London) and microbial genome sequencing (MSCA United States).

Course Responsible for BIO2001 - Aquatic Microbiology

- Aquatic microbes and ecology, protist biology and biogeochemical cycles driven by microbes

- BSc Biology Program

Participant in Norwegian graduate program Photosyntech


- Bioreactors

My main research project focuses on trait variation and genetics in diatoms and how strains can be improved for biotechnology:

2021-2026. Research Council of Norway €“ Breeding and evolution of complex traits in phytoplankton cells. PI. 9.6 million nok.

2017-2020. Horizon 2020 European Commission MSCA fellowship €“ Genome sequencing microalgae, hosted at Colorado School of Mines, CO USA. PI. 231,000 Euro.

2021-2022. Mabit - Microalgae study with industrial partner.

Exchange-based research with PhD mobility in snow-algae physiology, genomics and community characterization:

2021-2022. Research Council of Norway Aurora Exchange Program. Deciphering the physiology of arctic snow algae and cell membrane stress responses. Partner University of Burgundy, Plant Sciences, Dijon France.

2022. Norwegian partner in MASTS-SALTIRE research exchange project coordinated by the Scottish Association of Marine Science, Oban Scotland. PI Alex Thomson & Matt Davey.

Microbial Community Dynamics during a Harmful Chrysochromulina leadbeateri Bloom in Northern Norway 2023, Applied and Environmental Microbiology: Volum 89 s. 1-17;Aalto, Nerea Johanna; Schweitzer, Hannah; Grann-Meyer, Erlend; Krsmanovic, Stina; Svenning, Jon Brage; Dalheim, Lars
Phylogeny and lipid profiles of snow-algae isolated from Norwegian red-snow microbiomes 2023, FEMS Microbiology Ecology: Volum 99 s. 1-18;Suzuki, Hirono; Detain, Alexandre; Park, Youngjin; Kiron , Viswanath; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Leborgne-Castel, Nathalie
High-value compound induction by flashing light in Diacronema lutheri and Tetraselmis striata CTP4 2022, Bioresource Technology Reports: Volum 19 s. 1-10;Schüler, Lisa M.; Walter, Juline; Kato, Hidehiko; Suzuki, Hirono; Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Rautenberger, Ralf
Proteomic and transcriptomic patterns during lipid remodeling in nannochloropsis gaditana 2020, International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Volum 21 s. 1-23;Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Smolina, Irina Vladimirovna; Dowle, Adam; Kopp, Martina Elisabeth Luise; Vasanth, Ghana Kalerammana; Hoarau, Galice Guillaume
Fatty acids and proteins from marine cold adapted microalgae for biotechnology 2019, Algal Research: Volum 42;Schulze, Peter Simon Claus; Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Morales Sanchez, Daniela; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Kiron , Viswanath
Production of fatty acids and protein by nannochloropsis in flat-plate photobioreactors 2017, PLOS ONE: Volum 12;Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Bolla, Sylvie; Kiron , Viswanath
Polar snow algae as a valuable source of lipids? 2017, Bioresource Technology: Volum 235 s. 338-347;Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Berecz, Orsolya; Egeland, Einar Skarstad; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Kiron , Viswanath
Long-term warming amplifies shifts in the carbon cycle of experimental ponds 2017, Nature Climate Change:;Yvon-Durocher, Gabriel; Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Woodward, Guy; Trimmer, Mark
Isolation of snow algae in Northern Norway 2022,;Suzuki, Hirono; Detain, Alexandre; Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan
Lipid remodelling under phosphate starvation in microalga Koliella antarctica 2021,;Suzuki, Hirono; Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Viswanath, Kiron
Growth and LC-PUFA production of the cold-adapted microalga Koliella antarctica in photobioreactors. 2019,;Suzuki, Hirono; Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Viswanath, Kiron; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus
Growth rate and fatty acid production of a coldwater microalga in photobioreactors 2018,;Suzuki, Hirono; Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Kiron , Viswanath
Corrigendum to "Polar snow algae as a valuable source of lipids?" [Bioresour. Technol. 235 (2017) 338-347] 2017, Bioresource Technology: Volum 241 s. 1208;Hulatt, Christopher Jonathan; Egeland, Einar Skarstad; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Kiron , Viswanath; Berecz, Orsolya