Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Chemistry

Abstract

Industrial Biotechnology (IB) is entering a golden age of opportunity. Technological and scientific advances in biotechnology have revolutionised our ability to synthesise molecules of choice, giving access to novel chemistries that enable tuneable selectivity and the use of benign reaction conditions. These developments can now be coupled to advances in the industrialisation of biology to generate innovative manufacturing routes, supported by high throughput and real-time analytics, process automation, artificial intelligence and data-driven science.

The current excess energy demands of manufacturing and its use of expensive and resource intensive materials can no longer be tolerated. Impacts on climate change (carbon emissions), societal health (toxic waste streams, pollution) and the environment (depletion of precious resources, waste accumulation) are well documented and unsustainable. What is clear is that a petrochemical-dependent economy cannot support the rate at which we consume goods and the demand we place on cheap and easily accessible materials. The emergent bioeconomy, which fosters resource efficiency and reduced reliance on fossil resources, promises to free society from many of the shortcomings of current manufacturing practices. By harnessing the power of biology through innovative IB, the FBRH will support the development of safer, cleaner and greener manufacturing supply chains. This is at the core of the UKs Clean Growth strategy.

The EPSRC Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH) will deliver biomanufacturing processes to support the rapid emergence of the bioeconomy and to place the UK at the forefront of global economic Clean Growth in key manufacturing sectors - pharmaceuticals; value-added chemicals; engineering materials. The FBRH will be a biomanufacturing accelerator, coordinating UK academic, HVM catapult, and industrial capabilities to enable the complete biomanufacturing innovation pipeline to deliver economic, robust and scalable bioprocesses to meet societal and commercial demand.

The FBRH has developed a clear strategy to achieve this vision. This strategy addresses the need to change the economic reality of biomanufacturing by addressing the entire manufacturing lifecycle, by considering aspects such as scale-up, process intensification, continuous manufacturing, integrated and whole-process modelling. The FBRH will address the urgent need to quickly deliver new biocatalysts, robust industrial hosts and novel production technologies that will enable rapid transition from proof-of-concept to manufacturing at scale. The emphasis is on predictable deployment of sustainable and innovative biomanufacturing technologies through integrated technology development at all scales of production, harnessing UK-wide world-leading research expertise and frontier science and technology, including data-driven AI approaches, automation and new technologies emerging from the 'engineering of biology'.

The FBRH will have its Hub at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology at The University of Manchester, with Spokes at the Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology (Imperial College London), Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering (University College London), the Bioprocess, Environmental and Chemical Technologies Group (Nottingham University), the UK Catalysis Hub (Harwell), the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (Glasgow) and the Centre for Process Innovation (Wilton). This collaborative approach of linking the UK's leading IB centres that hold complementary expertise together with industry will establish an internationally unique asset for UK manufacturing.

Planned Impact

The FBRH will promote the emergence of a globally competitive UK biomanufacturing supply chain. Major impacts will include: new knowledge and technical innovation; economic benefits (growth of a sustainable bio-based economy); and societal well-being. These impacts will be across the EPSRC prosperity outcomes for a productive, healthy and resilient nation where delivery of biomanufacturing will provide solutions for major societal grand challenges and will include:

1. New knowledge and technology

By connecting the UKs leading research Centres with real world industrial challenges, the FBRH will accelerate delivery of economically attractive, robust and scalable biomanufacturing processes to meet societal and commercial demand through industrial partnerships and co-created research programmes. Specific impacts will be:
a) Accelerated discovery and delivery of biocatalysts and processes, with faster optimisation to enable their use earlier in manufacturing programmes and allow realisation of the full benefits for 'right first time' biomanufacturing solutions.
b) Innovative technologies that open up routes to: rapid isolation of robust production strains; disruptive production platforms; drop-in and scaled biomanufacturing solutions.
c) Smoothed pathways that change the economic reality of scaling bio-based processes by addressing the entire manufacturing lifecycle, considering key aspects such as process intensification, continuous manufacturing, and whole-process modelling, thereby de-risking new and future technology adoption by UK industry.

2. Economic

The FBRH will connect academic discoveries with the industrial challenges of scale-up and integration to drive commercial viability. The FBRH will catalyse the industrialisation of biology to disrupt manufacturing bottlenecks, deliver broader applications and provide the required step-change in biomanufacturing capabilities. This will drive sustainable and clean manufacturing that will build a high value bioeconomy. Specific economic impacts will:
a) Enable UK technology leadership in key global industries, growing a strong knowledge base and infrastructure connections to support high value manufacturing sectors.
b) Reduce manufacturing costs through efficient, optimised and scalable downstream bioprocesses that deliver eco value-added products (e.g. reduced costs and waste products; increased resource efficiency and productivity; reduced environmental impact and carbon footprint).
c) Utilise alternative feedstocks that reduce dependency on petrochemicals, exploit waste streams, address fluctuations in the supply and demand value chain and provide dependable novel manufacturing chassis for sustainable solutions.
d) Provide 'ready to deploy' and robust continuous flow manufacturing processes that are modular and widely applicable.

3. People, societal and policy

These are aligned to the EPSRC prosperity outcomes for a healthy and productive nation. Specific impacts will:
a) Inspire and train the next generation, address skill-gaps and re-skill the scientific and engineering workforce with a positive impact on UK high value jobs and investment that enables the UK to compete in global markets.
b) Address major societal grand challenges by delivering alternative routes to chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials manufacture through to sustainable energy, whilst providing clean growth.

Organisations

Publications

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Amer M (2020) Engineering nature for gaseous hydrocarbon production. in Microbial cell factories

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Amer M (2020) Renewable and tuneable bio-LPG blends derived from amino acids. in Biotechnology for biofuels

 
Description BSI Standard for RRI (PAS 440) - P Shapira
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This BSI Standard for Responsible Research and Innovation provides easy guidelines for adoption by industry.
URL https://pages.bsigroup.com/l/35972/2020-03-17/2cgcnc1?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig...
 
Description Northern Powerhouse
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description CBET-EPSRC: Developing Standardized Cell-Free Platforms for Rapid Prototyping of Complex Synthetic Biology Circuits and Pathways
Amount £507,643 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T013788/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 12/2022
 
Description CRUK UK Programme Foundation Award
Amount £34,700 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 06/2025
 
Description EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership (Complex Biological Products Manufacture)
Amount £5,867,635 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S021868/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2028
 
Description High Resolution High Throughput Mass Spectrometry to Characterise Materials, Chemicals, and BioCatalysts
Amount £1,099,473 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T019328/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description Innovative, Scalable and Sustainable Bio-manufacturing Routes to Precursors of the High Explosive Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane
Amount £151,468 (GBP)
Organisation ONRG Office of Naval Research Global 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2021
 
Description MONOPOLY (Marie Curie Fellowship)
Amount £177,697 (GBP)
Organisation Marie Curie 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 06/2021
 
Description Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging for advanced chemical and materials analysis
Amount £810,450 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T031301/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2023
 
Description Reverse engineering the soil microbiome: detecting, modeling, and optimizing signal impacts on microbiome metabolic functions
Amount £812,607 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/T010959/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 01/2023
 
Description Tripping the light fantastic: elucidating global protein structural change correlated with chemical change across the femtosecond to second timescale
Amount £1,419,928 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S030336/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2024
 
Title new instrument platform for the rapid discovery and engineering of biological systems for the manufacture of new advanced Materials from Biology 
Description The Royce Institute for advanced materials research and innovation (www.royce.ac.uk) has partnered with the MIB and Future BRH to provide a new instrument platform for the rapid discovery and engineering of biological systems for the manufacture of new advanced Materials from Biology. This is a crucial and burgeoning area of research for the Royce future Chemicals Material Discovery theme and an important focus for the Future BRH. The infrastructure delivers an internationally field-leading capability offering an integrated and fully automated directed evolution platform. Located on the first floor of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), the equipment includes automated colony picking, next generation sequencing (PacBio), UHPLC analytics and a fully integrated robotics platform which was installed in July 2020 (comprising acoustic and pipette based liquid handling robots, incubators, thermal cyclers etc.). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Applied to enzyme engineering and synthetic biology protocols the platform complements existing infrastructure and supports research towards: sustainable routes to advanced materials; end of life degradation and recycling; and next generation bio-inspired materials. This equipment is available to new users through academic and industry collaborations. 
 
Description CDT BioDesign Engineering 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Infectious Disease & Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an EPSRC funded CDT programme run by Imperial College with the University of Manchester and University College London. We are working to provide PhD training both to the whole cohort (through RRI training elements) but also to individual PhD students who will work with the Centres as part of their Masters project and conduct their PhDs registered at the University of Manchester. We are full collaborators on this project
Collaborator Contribution Provision and hosting of PhD training.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration training PhD students in BioDesign Engineering.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDT BioDesign Engineering 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an EPSRC funded CDT programme run by Imperial College with the University of Manchester and University College London. We are working to provide PhD training both to the whole cohort (through RRI training elements) but also to individual PhD students who will work with the Centres as part of their Masters project and conduct their PhDs registered at the University of Manchester. We are full collaborators on this project
Collaborator Contribution Provision and hosting of PhD training.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration training PhD students in BioDesign Engineering.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute 
Organisation Henry Royce Institute
Department Henry Royce Institute – University of Manchester Facilities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration has seen the development of a major equipment capability in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. The new infrastructure which includes an integrated automation platform and next generation sequencing will provide major capabilities for the rapid discovery and evolution of molecules for materials and the engineering of new advanced materials from biology.
Collaborator Contribution Major funding has been provided by the Henry Royce institute for equipment infrastructure which will support interdisciplinary collaborations with the Institute. This capability is being technically supported by members of the SYNBIOCHEM Centre and Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration which will bring together expertise in biocatalysts, synthetic biology, biomanufacturing/biotechnology and materials scientists.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub - Twitter @FutureBRH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future BRH Twitter account @FutureBRH used to regularly share Future BRH information/news and engage with professional practitioners/ industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://twitter.com/FutureBRH
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub Annual Symposium 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub Annual Symposium 2020 (online event)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-brh-annual-symposium-2020-tickets-97327813109
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub Launch Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future BRH monthly newsletter distributed via Mailchimp to spokes/industry/professional practitioners/PG students via a 'sign up' option on the Future BRH website (https://futurebrh.com/). Newsletter includes wide range of Future BRH updates about events/workshops, recruitment, equipment, team updates and details of upcoming presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://futurebrh.com/
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - Biotechnology: The Cataysis for a Sustainable Future (New Statesman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar (online) - Biotechnology: The Cataysis for a Sustainable Future (New Statesman)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ns-and-mib-webinar-biotechnology-the-catalyst-for-a-sustainable-futur...
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - Digital Technologies for Bioprocess Modelling, Optimisation and Design 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - Digital Technologies for Bioprocess Modelling, Optimisation and Design (Dongda Zhang)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/dongda.zhang.html
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - Richard Noble OBE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - Richard Noble OBE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - Techno-Economic, Life Cycle, Sustainability and Societal Analyses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - Techno-Economic, Life Cycle, Sustainability and Societal Analyses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar - The Biotechnology of Brewing (Prof Charles Bamford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub hosted seminar (online) - The Biotechnology of Brewing (Prof Charles Bamford)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-biotechnology-of-brewing-tickets-113282416758
 
Description Greater Manchester Industrial Strategy launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Greater Manchester Industrial Strategy launch event, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, 13th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bio-tech-gets-boost-with-new-local-industrial-strategy-for-greate...
 
Description MIB / Future BRH presentation to visiting delegates from Israeli universities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Israeli University delegation highlighting the strengths of the Future BRH and the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MIB / Future BRH presentation to visiting delegates from Israeli universities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIB / Future BRH presentation to visiting delegates from Israeli universities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description New Statesman and MIB Webinar: Biotechnology - The Catalyst for a Sustainable Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Panel discussion with George Freeman MP, Dr Yvonne Armitage, Professor Lionel Clarke, Professor Rob Field and Jon Bernstein. Accompanied by a magazine produced with an article by N Scrutton and K Malone "Biomanufacturing: a path to sustainable economic recovery".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/2020/06/new-statesman-and-mib-webinar-biotechnology-catalyst-sustainabl...
 
Description News and Events page on Future Biomanufacturing Hub website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future BRH 'news and Events' page on website (https://futurebrh.com/news-and-events/) regularly updated to disseminate information and engage with professional practitioners, and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://futurebrh.com/news-and-events/
 
Description Online broadcast research presentation Fuels for Seawater 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online research presentation (BioChannel TV) on Fuels for Seawater
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://video.ibm.com/recorded/128525699
 
Description Online outreach event 'I'm a scientist, stay at home' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online outreach event 'I'm a scientist, stay at home' (online engagement activity for school pupils ). Attendance numbers were 642.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://imascientist.org.uk/
 
Description Online outreach event with the University of the 3rd Age (U3A), Macclesfield . 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online outreach event with the University of the 3rd Age (U3A), Macclesfield . There were 35 people in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Online research presentation Next Generation Biomanufacturing for the Bio-Revolution: An International Opportunity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On December 3, 2020 Ontario Genomics in partnership with Policy Horizons Canada and SynBio Canada presented as part of the third Canada's Bio-Revolution Webinar Series, "Next Generation Biomanufacturing for the Bio-Revolution: An International Opportunity"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://vimeo.com/487094282
 
Description Outreach event at Ladybarn Primary School, Withington, Manchester. 
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 Outreach event at Ladybarn Primary School, Withington, Manchester. There were 240 6-11 year olds in attendance at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Outreach event at RC St Peter's High School in Gorton, Manchester 
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 Outreach event at RC St peter's High School in Gorton, Manchester. There were 150 Year 5 students in attendance at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Outreach event at St Wilfrid's primary school, Hulme, Manchester 
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 Outreach event on Friday 8 November 2019 at St Wilfrid's primary school in Hulme, Manchester. There were 150 KS2 children in attendance at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Outreach event at Vine Park Primary School, Crewe 
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 Outreach event at Vine Park Primary School in Crewe. There were 115 pupils (ages 7 - 11) in attendance at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Outreach event at Wistaston Academy, Crewe 
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 Outreach event at Wistaston Academy, Crewe. There were 240 pupils (ages 7 - 11) in attendance at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Podcast - 'Lefteris asks science - Edition 13 - How do we use spider silk? (With Dr. Aled Roberts)' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Podcast - 'Lefteris asks science - Edition 13 - How do we use spider silk? With Dr. Aled Roberts' (Research Fellow, Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lefterisasks.com/episode/lefteris-asks-science-edition-13-how-do-we-use-spider-silk-with...
 
Description Research Presentation Biocatalyst Engineering and Synthetic Biology Platforms for Monoterpene Production 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to research staff and students at the University of Tianjin, China on 'Biocatalyst Engineering and Synthetic Biology Platforms for Monoterpene Production'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research Presentation on Distributed Biomanufacturing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bio-LPG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to research staff and students at the University of Beijing, China on 'Distributed Biomanufacturing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bio-LPG)'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research presentation Biocatalyst engineering and synthetic biology platforms for monoterpene production in E. coli 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture for undergraduates at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Rotterdam, Netherlands) on the 'Biocatalyst engineering and synthetic biology platforms for monoterpene production in E. coli'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Research presentation Integration of electrosynthesis and biocatalysis in batch and flow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research presentation entitled 'Integration of electrosynthesis and biocatalysis in batch and flow' at the Royal Society of Chemistry meeting, Applied Late-stage Functionalisation: Where Chemistry meets Biology, Manchester UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/41281/applied-late-stage-functionalisation-where-chemistry-meets-b...
 
Description Research presentation Microbial cell factories - engineering biology for chemicals production 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online research presentation, at UK Catalysis Hub webinar on 'Microbial cell factories - engineering biology for chemicals production'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/microbial-cell-factories-engineering-biology-for-chemicals-production/
 
Description Research presentation Sustainable Low-cost Production of Linalool from Waste 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research presentation to professional practitioners at the US Airforce, Arlington, USA on 'Sustainable Low-cost Production of Linalool from Waste'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research presentation Unexpected Roles of Tethering in Modular Nitrite Reductase Catalysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research presentation at Pathways (GRS) conference in New Hampshire, USA on 'Unexpected Roles of Tethering in Modular Nitrite Reductase Catalysis'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SynBiTECH 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SynbiTECH Virtual 2020 is Europe's only international synthetic biology conference for innovators and experts in synthetic biology research, commercialisation, investment and policymaking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.synbitech.com
 
Description Visit by Chinese Minister of Science & Technology, Mr Wang Zhigang 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Chinese Minister of Science & Technology, Mr Wang Zhigang
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit by Chris Skidmore MP, Minister for State for BEIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Chris Skidmore MP, Minister for State for BEIS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020