Hannah Greenhough

Hannah Greenhough

Senior Algal Biotechnologist

Role at Cawthron

Hannah has worked at Cawthron since 2015 and is part of the Algae and Bioactives Group. Working at the Cawthron Algal Centre, she is involved in the growth optimisation of a wide range of microalgae, focussing on producers of novel bioactive compounds. Her role encompasses the downstream processes of harvesting, isolating and purifying the compounds of interest and making synthetic chemical modifications to improve their commercial or scientific applications. Hannah is experienced in the use of sophisticated equipment including photobioreactors, and liquid chromatography mass spectrometers. 

Technical skills, experience and interests:

  • Lead role in R&D programmes
  • Development and optimisation of culture techniques for microalgae
  • Use of advanced algal cultivation systems
  • Development and implementation of quality systems
  • Experience using analytical chemistry techniques such as LC-MS/MS
  • Micro-scale chemical reactions


BSc Microbiology (Hons) (1st Class), University of Otago, New Zealand, 2013

Hannah Greenhough