Characterisation and exploitation of novel antimicrobials within the rumen microbiota

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Biological Sciences

Abstract

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Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
BB/L026716/1 01/04/2014 31/05/2017 £41,531
BB/L026716/2 Transfer BB/L026716/1 01/09/2017 30/06/2018 £21,756
 
Description Novel antimicrobial peptides discovered from the rumen microbiome. These are being developed to trade bacterial infections.
Exploitation Route We have a patent filed and are currently seeking industrial partners to further develop our novel antimicrobials commercially.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

 
Description Data has been communicated to public on many occasions through popular articles and talks. Data has been communicated under confidentiality agreements to appropriate companies to seek licensing agreements.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Education
Impact Types Societal

 
Description ERA net Gas Co-fund
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description PhD studentship
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Department Department of Education
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2022
 
Description School engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Microbiology school event sponsored by microbiology society held in Strathhearn preparotory school, Northern Ireland. The event was to raise awareness of microbes will live on us and in the environment to prim Ary school children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk on the turkey gut micro biome in an industry led conference on turkey production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk given in an industry led conference on animal microbiomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017