A BBSRC-funded network that promotes collaborations between industry and academia.
This Durham, Kent and Manchester Universities-led network is one of six phase II BBSRC NIBB, announced in November 2018 and has the following objectives:
The Network brings together scientific communities working on metals in biology to accelerate research relevant to industrial biotechnology and bioenergy. Academic members work with biomanufacturing and bioenergy sectors to enhance metalloenzyme activities to generate new products and increase the profitability and sustainability of existing products. Company members work with academia to valorise metal-contaminated wastes, bio-remediating and bio-recovering metals in valuable forms – an important contribution to a sustainable circular economy.
OPEN FUNDING CALLS
- Business Interaction Vouchers (call 5; up to £10k)
- Early Career Researcher conference travel fund (call 2) (up to £1.5k)
- Early Career Researcher Fellowship Planning Visit Fund (up to £2k)
- Collaboration-Building Workshop Fund (up to £5k)
- Covid-19 funding call – no closing date. We will fast track support (via BIV and PoC funding) for industrial biotechnology related to Covid-19 that is within our scope, for example using biometal nanoparticles in diagnostics. Sustainable processes to support future preparedness would also be in scope. Contact us ASAP at email@example.com to express interest. More details here.
17 May 09:30 UK time – Rare-earth metal responses explored in the genomes of extremophilic red algae Galdieria, Seth Davis, University of York
10 June 09:30 UK time – Introducing Oxford Biotrans: P450 driven routes to high-value chemicals, Matthew Hodges, Oxford Biotrans
For more details on these and other events, including how to register please click here.
Membership is open and free throughout the duration of the network. You can join the Network by completing a membership form here.
You can download a publicity leaflet here.