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  • MIB receives Queen’s Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace ceremony


    The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) has collected a prestigious award at a special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace today (Thursday, 20 February). Staff and students from The University of Manchester attended the event in London, where they were presented with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess […] READ MORE

  • Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to Manchester Institute for Biotechnology for environmental research


    Pioneering expertise in Industrial Biotechnology at The University of Manchester has been recognised as a beacon of excellence and named a winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This prestigious accolade rewards an outstanding contribution made to the UK by an academic institution. The work of the University’s Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) is […] READ MORE

  • Multimillion pound biotechnology research investment for Manchester


    The University of Manchester has been awarded £10million to launch a UK-wide biomanufacturing research hub that could pave the way for easier and quicker ways to make new medicines and sustainable energy solutions. The Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH), which will be led by Professor Nigel Scrutton and based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), with […] READ MORE

  • Manchester students win gold for non-allergenic hair-dye


    A team of students from The University of Manchester have won an award for genetically modifying bacteria to produce kinder hair-dyes.   The eight students, with academic guidance from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, the Department of Chemistry, and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, genetically engineered E. coli bacteria to secrete proteins which could colour, repair, straighten, and fragrance hair. […] READ MORE

  • Helping to conserve our natural environment


    The effects of fossil carbon depletion and climate change mean that it is vital, now more than ever, that we find cleaner and more sustainable forms of energy; our survival and well-being depend on it. Now, a significant breakthrough in biotechnology research at The University of Manchester could revolutionise the production of a form of […] READ MORE

  • Enabling early diagnosis of life-changing diseases


    Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s disease – a progressive neurological condition with no definitive diagnostic test and no cure. At The University of Manchester we are tackling the development of a non-invasive diagnostic test that may have the ability to diagnose early Parkinson’s – possibly even before physical symptoms […] READ MORE

  • Building blocks of all life gain new understanding


    New research on an enzyme that is essential for photosynthesis and all life on earth has uncovered a key finding in its structure which reveals how light can interact with matter to make an essential pigment for life. The work gives a structural understanding of how a light activated enzyme involved in chlorophyll synthesis works. […] READ MORE

  • Biofuels could be made from bacteria that grow in seawater rather than from crude oil


    Researchers from The University of Manchester are using synthetic biology to explore a more efficient way to produce the next generation of bio-based jet fuels – partly made from a type of bacteria that grows in seawater The Manchester research group, led by Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) and supported by […] READ MORE

  • Bio-tech gets boost with new Local Industrial Strategy for Greater Manchester


    A new facility to transform manufacturing processes and make them more environmentally friendly, has opened today (13 June 2019), as part of a new Local Industrial Strategy for Greater Manchester. Based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), here at the University, the new Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub is backed by £10 million in government investment to develop new technologies […] READ MORE

  • Helping robots to build new antibiotics


    A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics by using robotics. These antibiotics, known as class II polyketides, are also naturally produced by soil bacteria and have antimicrobial properties which are vital in the modern pharmaceutical industry to combat infectious diseases and cancer. The naturally […] READ MORE

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