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Christopher Evans

PhD Student

Contact Details

+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)


Christopher received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford in 2012. He then spent 3 years as a research and development scientist for the bio-pharmaceutical company MicroPharm. Here he worked on immunotherapeutic products for clinical treatment of infectious diseases and acute toxic events.

His current work at Plymouth Marine Laboratory as a PhD researcher focuses on utilising the capabilities offered by High Speed - Atomic Force Microscopy to characterise the interactions between coccolithoviruses and their coccolithophore hosts.


Touchy Feely GM algae
Touchy Feely GM algae

Contact: Professor Mike Allen

The genetic manipulation of marine microalgae has revolutionised the bespoke production of membrane associated products such as triacyl glycerides ...

Selected key publications


Evans, C.T., Payton, O., Picco, L., Allen, M.J. 2018. Algal viruses: the (atomic) shape of things to come. Viruses, 10(9): art.490. doi: 10.3390/v10090490