BBSRC NIBB – phase II

April 2019 saw the launch of the second phase of BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBBs). We hope you find at least one network that is of interest to you in the future. See below for more information on how to keep up to date:


Algae-UK: Exploiting the algal treasure trove

Saul Purton, University College London     

Co-director(s): Patricia Harvey, University of Greenwich; Michele Stanley, Scottish Association for Marine Science; Anna Amtmann, University of Glasgow

Website: TBC

Twitter: @Algae_UK


Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet)

Simon McQueen-Mason, University of York     University of York

Co-director(s): Michele Stanley, Scottish Association for Marine Science; Elizabeth Thornley, Aston University; Dimitrios Charalampopoulos, University of Reading; David Leak, University of Bath

Website: TBC

Twitter: @BBNet_NIBB


Carbon Recycling: Converting waste derived GHG into chemicals, fuels and animal feed (CCNet)

Professor Nigel Minton, University of Nottingham     

Co-director(s): Sonia Heaven, University of Southampton; Saul Purton, University College London; Mark Poolman, Oxford Brookes University; Brigitte Nerlich, University of Nottingham; William Zimmerman, University of Sheffield

Website: https://ccnet-nibb.co.uk

Twitter: @CCnetNIBB


Elements of Bioremediation, Biomanufacturing & Bioenergy (E3B) Metals in Biology

Nigel Robinson, Durham University     

Co-director(s): Martin Warren, University of Kent; Jonathan Lloyd, University of Manchester

Website: http://community.dur.ac.uk/MiB_NIBB/

Twitter: @METALSBBSRCNIBB


Environmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet)

Sonia Heaven, University of Southampton     

Co-director(s): Thomas Curtis, Newcastle University; Frederic Coulon, Cranfield University; Tony Gutierrez, Heriot-Watt University; Jhuma Sadhukhan, University of Surrey

Website: http://ebnet.ac.uk/

Twitter: @EBNetUK


High Value Biorenewables (HVB) Network

Ian Graham, University of York     University of York

Co-director(s): Joe Ross, University of York, Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre

Website: https://www.highvaluebiorenewables.net/

Twitter: @HVB_net