Synthetic Biology Research Centre

SBRC-Nottingham integrates world-leading expertise in microbial gas fermentation, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology to deliver sustainable routes to renewable chemical and fuels towards "net zero" sustainable, circular economies.

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Modern society is absolutely reliant on fossil fuels for the manufacture of the everyday chemicals, fuels and materials we find all around us.

But the exploitation of fossil resources is causing increased CO2 levels in the atmosphere and this leads to climate change.

So our ambition at the Synthetic Biology Research Centre is to break this reliance on fossil fuels by using the carbon in CO2 to make the chemicals and fuels society needs.




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Synthetic Biology Research Centre Nottingham



The SBRC – Nottingham is one of six synthetic biology research centres established by the UK Research councils BBSRC and EPSRC. Our centre concentrates on engineering bacteria to make industrially-useful products from C1-feedstocks including the greenhouse gases, carbon... 

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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, the global demand for molecules based upon a group of…

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Industry 2


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 sustainably from waste gases. From this fundamental science approach, the…

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