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Brooks World Poverty Institute

We are The Brooks World Poverty Institute, based at The University of Manchester. Our institute brings together one of the world’s largest collections of poverty researchers from across disciplines. We conduct research in the field, to inform solutions to end poverty.

We encourage people to think differently about poverty. Poverty isn’t only about how little money someone has. It’s also about an individual’s access to employment, how included they are in their community and how much they can be heard by the organisations mandated to help them. Poverty occurs in every country.

Keywords: 
Poverty, poverty and livelihoods, Economy, Society

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Built Environment

Research into delivering a sustainable built environment is of great importance, particularly as the duel challenges of improving energy efficiency whilst at the same time increasing resilience to climate impacts rise up the agenda.

Keywords: 
Built environment, Buildings, Environment, Architecture

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Biomaterials

Our group covers the development of new materials from their chemical synthesis to their medical use.

Keywords: 
Biomaterial

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Biorefinery Engineering

Industrial production of chemicals and fuels from sustainable feedstocks requires cost-competitive strategies for processing bio-based raw material.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Biofuel innovation

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Biophysics and Structural Biology

The Biophysics and Structural Biology research group brings together researchers interested in understanding biology at the molecular level, linking structure with function. Research in the group spans the kingdoms of life investigating the molecular basis of virus, plant, microbial, animal and human biology. It often uses an interdisciplinary approach combining the use of structural biology with advanced enzymological, spectroscopic or computational studies.

Keywords: 
Biology

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