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Prof Roy Goodacre

Roy Goodacre's research interests are broadly within analytical biotechnology and systems biology. He has over 18 years experience of advanced data analysis applied to spectroscopic, mass spectrometric and metabolomics data; over 18 years experience in mass spectrometry (MS), and over 11 years in vibrational spectroscopy.

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Biotechnology, Technology

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Dr Patrick Gallois

There are many situations in a plant’s life when self-destruction of some cells is required. This may happen to create empty spaces inside tissues or when energy needs recycling for new growth or when a scorched earth policy is required to stop the progression of a pathogen. These situations occur during e.g. the germination of seeds, the differentiation of vascular elements, the reproduction and the senescence of plants and under pathogen attack. In all cases, a precise and spatially confined activation of cell death is required and can only been achieved by a complex genetic control.

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Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Sustainability, Environment, Plants, Food, Resilience, Agriculture, Teaching, Education

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Prof Nigel Scrutton

Enzyme catalysts are central to life. They are the vehicles for delivering innovative bioscience solutions to chemicals manufacture, drug discovery, therapeutics and bioprocessing. They are the key enablers in the white biotechnology revolution, providing essential components in the new science of 'synthetic biology', offering new routes to biofuels, bulk and commodity chemicals and novel therapeutics.

Keywords: 
Quantum biology, Biology, Biocatalysis, Bioenergy, Renewable energy, Energy, Biotechnology

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Prof Nicholas Turner

Other project: Sustainable Laboratories

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Biocatalysis, Biotransformation, Chemistry, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Krishna Persaud

Research interests in the area of olfaction from physiology to chemistry. Has been involved in the development of gas sensor arrays for sensing odours based on conducting polymers, that became commercialised by Aromascan plc, now Osmetech plc.

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Technology, Aerosols, Smell, Health, Polymers, Electric and electronics, Instrumentation, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer science, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Aviation, Crime and security, Transport

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Prof Jason Micklefield

The Micklefield lab is engaged in Chemical Biology and Synthetic Biology research tackling diverse challenges at the Chemistry-Biology interface utilising techniques and knowledge from organic and biological chemistry through to molecular microbiology and genetics. The main research themes include: 1) Nucleic acid redesign and recognition (including Riboswitches); 2) Biocatalysis and enzyme mechanism; 3) Biosynthesis and biosynthetic pathway engineering.

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Chemicals, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biocatalysis, Biosynthesis

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Dr James Winterburn

My main research interest lies in the exploration of more efficient manufacturing methods for bio-based products, looking to industrial biotechnology to meet this aim. I am particularly interested in identifying ways to add value to existing bioprocesses through valorisation of by-products and waste streams. To date this research has centred on biosurfactants, surfactant molecules of microbial origin which are potentially more sustainable to source, manufacture, use and dispose of than petrochemical surfactants.

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Biosurfactant, Biology, Biotechnology, Production, Biomaterial, Polymers, Plants, Fermentation

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Prof Ferda Mavituna

Keywords: 
Environment, Health, Management, Sustainability, Development, Globalisation, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Teaching, Education

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Dr Bruce Grieve

Dr Grieve is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He has spent 20 years of his career in the field of on-line analysis, measurement and informatics R&D within pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

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Information technology, Innovation, Health, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Monitoring, Agriculture, Business, Rural studies, Filtration, Instrumentation, Communication, Engagement

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Dr Anil Day

Keywords: 
Genetics, Biotechnology, Biology, Plants, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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