Dr Alexandra Thomson
Dr Alexandra ThomsonManager
Deep Green Biotech Hub
Dr Alexandra Thomson is the manager of the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Deep Green Biotech Hub, one of the few algae-based hubs in Australia. With a PhD in marine ecology and a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours), both from UTS, she has produced research papers on marine ecology and the carbon capturing potential of coastal systems.
Deeply passionate about science education, Alex has taught in over 15 undergraduate subjects and co-authored several papers focusing on tertiary science education. She engages with local and regional schools to share her passion for science and biotechnology, and has led creative science engagement projects such as the “Living Lights” algae-filled installation for Vivid Sydney (2018).