BIO works with industry partners on a range of activities, including translating our research discoveries into products, making our knowledge and research expertise available through consultancies, contract research and provision of analytical services, as well as partnering industry in training both undergraduate students (through our Year in Industry programme), postgraduate students (through CASE studentships) and post-doctoral scientists (through Industrial Partnership awards and other forms of support).
Current enterprise projects:
- Biosensors and Biocatalysts Developing a novel bacterial cell surface displayDr Matt Hutchings (RCUK Fellow)
- Gen-ID Cell Authentication Service Dr Caroline Pennington (BBSRC Enterprise Fellow)
- HOOCH Production of bioalcohols from lignocellosic waste materials produced in the agri-food chain Professor David Richardson
- InCrops The InCrops project is an EEDA/ERDF five year revenue funded project to operate a distributed enterprise hub that is focused on the derivatives of alternative and non food crops (bio-renewables), supply chain development and commercialisation. Dr John French (Director)
- Flow Cytometry facilitates cell and particulate analysis allowing assessment of new medicines and their efficacy, assessment of new delivery mechanisms (nanotechnology), product validation and testing of health claims.
- Nitrous Oxide Focus Group The Nitrous Oxide Focus Group is a consortium-based research initiative led by Professor David Richardson to explore the action of the greenhouse gas, Nitrous Oxide; its role in climate change, the role of bacteria in the greenhouse gas emissions and to develop techniques to mitigate its effect.