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Centre of Excellence for Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture

Welcome to the Centre of Excellence for Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture (CoEBio3) website. The CoEBio3 is the UK’s new organisation designed to provide a world-class scientific environment in which the necessary research and development can be carried out to create new biocatalyst-based processes to meet the changing needs of industry in the next 10-20 years.

Type: 
Institute
Acronym: 
CoEBio3

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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.

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

Person

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.

Keywords: 
Biotechnology, Technology

Person

Prof David Leys

The research in our group mainly uses x-ray crystallography and a range of other techniques to address how macromolecular structure determines function. We focus on several aspects: how do proteins interact with other macromolecules (RNA, DNA or other proteins) or their substrates?  How do enzymes work, particularly those for which mechanistic insight is lacking? Protein structures also form the basis of protein engineering and for structure-based drug design.

Keywords: 
Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Health, Polymers

Person

Prof Nicholas Turner

Other project: Sustainable Laboratories

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

Person

Prof Jonathan Lloyd

I currently lead a multidisciplinary geomicrobiology group working at the interface between biology and geology. Our research focuses on the mechanisms of microbial metal reduction, with emphasis on the environmental impact and biotechnological applications of metal-reducing bacteria. Current activities are supported by funds from NERC, BBSRC, EPSRC, the EU and industry.

Keywords: 
Geology, Biology, Ecology, Metals, Materials, Nuclear waste, Radioactivity, Environment, Waste management, Bioremediation, Pollution, Chemistry, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Sabine Flitsch

Research interests:

Glycosciences, Biocatalysis, Monooxygenases, Protein-Ligand Interactions

Keywords: 
Biocatalysis, Chemicals, Chemistry, Biology, Health, Food

Person

Prof Ferda Mavituna

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

Person

Dr Peter Quayle

Varied lines of research have been investigated whilst at Manchester including the use of transition metal carbene complexes and organostannanes in synthesis, the synthesis of hydrophilic polymers, and the development of "clean oxidation" processes using hydrogen peroxide. Recent interests include the development of more efficient catalysts for atom transfer reactions and their use in natural product synthesis.

Keywords: 
Materials, Metals, Chemistry, Research methods, Polymers, Biology, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Prof Colin Webb

Since establishing the Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering in 1994, Professor Webb's research activities have largely been directed towards the application of process engineering concepts to grain processing systems. Much of this work is being undertaken to investigate the possible future role of cereals and other solid biomass as raw materials for industrial chemicals.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Biomass, Renewable energy, Chemistry, Engineering, Sustainability, Food, Chemicals, Production, Teaching, Education

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Dr Neil Burton

Computational chemistry is now widely applicable in a variety of biological, materials and chemical research areas. Computer simulation of the dynamics and electronic structures of chemical reactions and complex molecular systems helps us to understand these processes and provide a valuable complement to experiment.

Keywords: 
Chemistry, Computer science, Environment, Nuclear waste, Energy storage, Energy, Metals, Sustainability, Teaching, Education