Synthetic Biology Research Centre

  • Synthetic Biology Research Center

Synthetic Biology Research Centre - Nottingham are working with Biotechnology Company CHAIN Biotech and industry partner Calysta Inc.

  • Scientists are trying to find a new way to produce the nutritional fatty acids called Omega 3 that are currently sourced from fish oil from the world’s declining natural fish stocks

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  • About

    Trent Building

    Mission Statement

    The Synthetic Biology Research Centre at The University of Nottingham is funded by The Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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  • Research

    Scientists in the lab

    Science Overview

    In our search for better medicines to improve healthcare in an ageing population, for safer agrochemicals to aid food production for a growing population , and for advanced materials for new technologies…

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  • Industry

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    IP + Commercialisation

    The SBRC - Nottingham has been established to accelerate the development of our understanding of how microbial metabolism can be tailored to economically generate chemical feedstocks.

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  • Outreach

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    What is Synthetic Biology

    Synthetic biology is a new and evolving branch of science drawing on expertise and approaches from engineering, computer science as well as biology.

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  • RRI

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    What is RRI

    Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is concerned with the nature and trajectory of research and innovation: what it can do for society and who gets to decide.

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  • Links

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Synthetic Biology Research Centre

The SBRC - Nottingham has a dedicated floor in the flagship research building: The Centre for Biomolecular Sciences on the University Park campus.
This a £40 million multidisciplinary research facility, the home of the SBRC and the focus of SynBio activity at Nottingham.

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The Director

Professor Nigel Minton
Nigel P Minton established the Clostridia Research Group (currently 50+ researchers) in 2004, following 25 years of service in the applied environment of the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research (CAMR), Porton Down.

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SBRC logo designed by Pawel Piatek