Working With Us

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 SBRC Nottingham will develop new synthetic biology tools and resources to be utilised by industry as well as academia, globally.

We have very strong links with a wide range of industrial partners and academic collaborators. These past and current supporters come from all the areas of SBRC research interest including:

  • chemical companies
  • molecular biology companies
  • biofuel companies
  • medical companies
  • ingredients manufacturers

Our strong track record of working in partnership means that we understand the various needs of SME and Blue-chip industry as well as not-for-profit organisations and academia.

If you have a project or an R&D need, contact Please contact: Prof Nigel P Minton SBRC Director or Dr Alan Burbidge, SBRC Nottingham Centre Manager so that together we can explore opportunities to work with you.

 For more information please view our Synthetic Biology for industry brochure  



UoN Technology Transfer Office

The SBRC Nottingham works closely with the University of Nottingham’s Technology Transfer Office to identify, assess and protect IP as it arises.

The objective is to ensure that, as far as possible, all IP that has exploitable value is identified and used appropriately to maximise research, environmental, societal and economic impact from the Research Councils’ funding that underpins the Centre.

The ambition of the SBRC Nottingham is that the tools and resources it generates will be actively promoted to global audiences of academics and industrialists. The SBRC Nottingham intends that, wherever practicable, any research tools it develops will be made widely available to industry through non-exclusive research and / or commercialisation licences. 

We are working with Chain Biotech Ltd to distribute plasmid vectors and other materials to the global research community. For details on the services and materials that they can provide.

To discuss your licensing needs please contact:

Dr Alan Burbidge, SBRC-Nottingham Centre Manager: