SPOTLIGHT ON INDUSTRY: Dr Tithira Wimalasena, Senior Fermentation Scientist, Calysta

   Dr Tithira Wimalasena, Senior Fermentation Scientist, Calysta What is your background and current job role? After graduating with a BSc in Microbiology, I obtained a Masters in Applied Molecular Microbiology from University of Nottingham. Following this I completed a PhD at the same university, understanding the unfolded protein response of Candida albicans which was related to Medical Microbiology.  On

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‘Evaluation of UK Involvement with the Research Framework Programme and other European Research and Innovation Programmes’.

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a report entitled ‘Evaluation of UK Involvement with the Research Framework Programme and other European Research and Innovation Programmes’. The final report, which was originally commissioned by BEIS in 2015, mainly looks at the UK’s involvement in FP7, but also includes some very early conclusions for participation in Horizon 2020 (using

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Industrial Biotechnology report launched in Sheffield

Industrial Biotechnology report launched in Sheffield 31 October 2017 A new analysis of the current state and future direction of UK Industrial Biotechnology (IB) was launched at the University of Sheffield. The report, Developing a Strategy for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the UK, sets out a series of recommendations designed to make the UK a world leader in IB

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SPOTLIGHT ON INDUSTRY: daniela heeg, CHAIN Biotechnology Ltd

   Daniela Heeg, Technical Product Manager, CHAIN Biotechnology Ltd What is your background and current job role? I obtained a PhD in Molecular Medical Microbiology from the University of Nottingham, where I undertook a project concerned with the spore formation and spore germination of the important human pathogen Clostridium difficile. Following this, I worked at the University of Nottingham as Postdoctoral

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Biorefining Potential for Scotland, A new report from Zero Waste Scotland

Biorefining Potential for Scotland, A new report from Zero Waste Scotland In 2015, Scottish Enterprise published ‘The Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland’, on behalf of the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group (SIBDG), which sets out the key actions required to identify the barriers and risks faced by companies and potential investors to enable the more established biorefinery technologies. The Roadmap aims to

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Identification and utilization of two important transporters: SgvT1 and SgvT2, for griseoviridin and viridogrisein biosynthesis in Streptomyces griseoviridis

Identification and utilization of two important transporters: SgvT1 and SgvT2, for griseoviridin and viridogrisein biosynthesis in Streptomyces griseoviridis Background Griseoviridin (GV) and viridogrisein (VG, also referred as etamycin), both biosynthesized by a distinct 105 kb biosynthetic gene cluster (BGC) in Streptomyces griseoviridis NRRL 2427, are a pair of synergistic streptogramin antibiotics and very important in treating infections of many multi-drug

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IBioIC announces 100th Member

Innovative British biotechnology to add millions to economy Glasgow,19 October 2017 – The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre today welcomes its 100th member, in what marks a significant step towards the growth of the UK biotechnology market. It is estimated that by 2025, the UK industrial biotechnology market will be worth up to £12 billion and with the current rate of

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CBMNet helps highlight Northern Bioeconomy Powerhouse

CBMNet helps highlight Northern Bioeconomy Powerhouse – North of England generates £91 billion for UK bioeconomy A government-commissioned report has shown that the north of England generates an annual turnover of £91 billion and employs more than 400,000 people in the regional bioeconomy. The UK government requested regional science and innovation audits (SIAs) to develop a new approach to regional

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CBMNet Early Career Researcher gives talk at Ignite Academy

  CBMNet Early Career Researcher gives talk at Ignite Academy Leonardo Talachia Rosa – Bacterial insight: The faster you chew, the more you eat. Bacteria are isolated from the environment by a lipid bi layer, and in order to uptake food, they need specific components called membrane transporters. They need a transporter for each compound, just as if we needed a

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