UCL Division of Biosciences


The Purton group celebrates a major funding success

29 November 2018

Structural and Molecular Biology

Professor Saul Purton (SMB) has been successful in securing major funding from the BBSRC to run a UK-wide network in algal biotechnology. The award is part of a £11 million second phase investment by BBSRC and EPSRC to support 'Networks in Biotechnology and Bioenergy' (NIBB).
The six awards aim to build capacity and capability in biologically based manufacturing processes by fostering collaboration between academic researchers, industry and other stakeholders.
The algal NIBB, called 'Algae-UK' will run for five years from 2019, and builds on the tremendous success of the phase I NIBB, PHYCONET of which Saul is the Director.

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