Michael Yan Li

Michael Yan Li


Personal profile

Research Biography

Michael Yan Li is a senior scientist, having extensive R&D work experience on algae collection, scale-up cultivation, bioproduct development and various commercial applications. Michael completed his PhD degree (Marine Biology) at Flinders University and has managed several industry-oriented R&D projects in Norway, China and Australia, funded by various funding agencies. He was the section manager to develop and lead the algae research program and projects at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research before. At present, Michael is acting as the R&D project manager at ASSA. He will use his experience, expertise, and professional contacts to investigate and develop a comprehensive research portfolio of seaweed industry R&D initiatives within Australia.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Spawning mediated responses of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas to environmental stress: toward an explanation of oyster summer mortality

Jun 2004Dec 2007

Award Date: 17 Dec 2008

External positions

R&D Project Manager, Australian Sustainable Seaweed Association

Sept 2023 → …

Aumika EcoTech Pty Ltd

Sept 2022 → …

Research Areas

  • Marine and coastal sciences


  • SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
  • Algae
  • Biotehnology
  • Seaweed
  • bioproduct development
  • Marine biology
  • Circular bioeconomy
  • environment sustainable development