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Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub at the University of Manchester

In February 2019, EPSRC announced a £30 million investment in three new Manufacturing Research Hubs, including the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH). The FBRH will be led by Professor Nigel Scrutton and based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), with ‘spokes’ at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, the UK Catalysis Hub, IBioIC and CPI. Read more

Seventy five Centres for Doctoral Training announced

On 4 February, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) revealed the successful university proposals for Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). The CDTs will be funded through EPSRC, which has allocated £444 million, with a further £2.2 million from The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Industry partners are contributing a further £386 million in cash or in-kind. Read more

BBSRC Phase II NIBBs Announced

Building a low carbon future: £11m to fund Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Networks

Moving to a low carbon economy in the coming decades requires a shift from using fossil resources to provide power, fuel, chemicals and materials. BBSRC, with the support of EPSRC, have committed £11 million to fund 6 unique collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB) to support, encourage, and facilitate this essential work. The Networks will run from 2019 to 2024, will provide flexible funding for Proof of Concept projects, and are open to new members throughout their lifetime. Read more

BBSRC LINK success for CBMNet member

We are pleased to announce that CBMNet member Dr Dan Mulvihill, along with co-investigator Jennifer Hiscock, both from the University of Kent, have been awarded a BBSRC ‘Stand-alone’ LINK grant to fund their ongoing collaboration with Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. Their partnership was initiated at a CBMNet network event and preliminary data was generated with CBMNet support from two CBMNet Business Interaction Vouchers. Read more

CBMNet and IBCarb awarded BBSRC International Workshop Award

BBSRC has identified industrial biotechnology and bioenergy as high-level priority areas in its Delivery Plan for 2016-2020. Supporting the BBSRC to achieve its strategic goals, this focused workshop will identify the science and technological barriers that need to be addressed in order to harness the potential of plant ‘cell factories’ for producing biopharmaceuticals. A CBMNet-driven symposium (Manchester, September 2017) brought together key players from Canada, the EU and the UK, to discuss scientific and commercial opportunities and challenges in this space. The goal now is to regroup, with a more focused set of individuals, to refine the landscape and to identify opportunities for collaborative R&D projects involving academia and industry in the UK and Canada. These aims are synergistic with those of CBMNet and IBCarb in the UK, and with the Canadian Glycomics Network, GlycoNet. Read more

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