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  • Investing in the next generation of scientists

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      The University of Manchester, as part of a consortium of three other leading universities, and with MedImmune – the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca – are offering 12 PhD studentships. The studentships are designed to invest in the training of the next generation of scientists for the wider bioeconomy and associated […] READ MORE

  • Manchester to support leaders in the bioprocessing sector

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    The University of Manchester, as part of a national scheme, is set to support the next generation of bioprocessing industry leaders in the UK. The University of Manchester is joining forces with the Centre for Process Innovation to help deliver a flagship three-year training programme.    Led by the Universities of Manchester and Kent, with funding […] READ MORE

  • MIB at The Big Bang 15-18 March 2017

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    As part of the Greater Manchester Science Ambassadors programme outreach volunteers from the MIB (Laura Jeffreys, Dr. Irina Gostimskaya, Dr. Claire Gaffney and Dr. Nick Weise) will be sharing their experiences of working in science and running interactive activities for young people as part of Cogent Skills’ Futures in Science stand. We will be providing […] READ MORE

  • MIB-led team wins funding to help combat MRSA superbugs

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    A research team led by the University has been awarded five million euros to help develop a new strain of antibiotic which could help combat the highly resilient MRSA ‘superbugs’ The funding will drive ground-breaking research in synthetic biology by using “microbial cell factories” to create high-value pharmaceutical ingredients. A result of this innovative process […] READ MORE

  • Put your mass spectrometer on the map

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    We are seeking collaborators to help us in making a film to celebrate and document the widespread use and reach of mass spectrometry today. We aim to have 100 x 3 minute films from labs all over the world. We will showcase these on an interactive website, and also make a film from selected contributions which […] READ MORE

  • 10 Year Anniversary Symposium Series

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    As part of our 10 Year Anniversary celebrations we have invited the four members of the MIB External Scientific Advisory Board to give a series of seminars in 2016. Friday 4 November July 2016 Prof James Naismith (St Andrews University) ‘Putting Enzymology to Use; Making Natural Product Rings’ Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm Location: MIB Lecture […] READ MORE

  • A molecular light switch inspired by vision

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    Inspired by the biochemistry of vision, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Universities of Manchester, Hull and Bristol have made an artificial molecule that copies the behaviour of a key light-sensitive molecule. The work, published in the leading journal Science, could lead to new ways of building light-sensitive artificial cells. Professor Jonathan Clayden, from […] READ MORE

  • Professor David Leys awarded ERC Advanced Grant

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    Professor David Leys has secured an European Research Council Advanced Grant worth €.2.49million to study the application and biochemistry of prenylated-flavins (Pre-FAB). ERC Advanced Grants are highly competitive and awarded to Principal Investigators who are exceptional leaders in terms of originality and have a significant track-record of achievement in the last 10 years. This project […] READ MORE

  • Biochemistry by Terry Brown

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    Biochemistry by Terry Brown has been written specifically for briefer courses from the outset (it is not simply a cut down version of a larger textbook) but it still blends academic rigor with the pedagogical features required in a textbook.Traditionally the recommended books for these courses have been the well-known, larger (and very expensive!) textbooks […] READ MORE

  • Pepti hydrogels : from seed funding to commercialisation

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    Scientists at the University of Manchester have co-founded a new company, PeptiGelDesign based at the BioHub, Alderley Park, which is dedicated to the commercialisation of an innovative hydrogel technology developed at the University. Work on the peptide based hydrogels started back in 2004 when Prof Aline Miller (School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical) and Dr. Alberto […] READ MORE

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