£3.5 million for ‘world leading’ bioscientists

Bioscientists at the University have been awarded nearly £3.5 million to research the production of bacterial cells with enhanced internal organisation for industrial biotechnological processes.

The research, led by Professor Martin Warren and his team in the School of Biosciences, is one of five projects to be recognised by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) as part of its Strategic Longer and Larger Grants (sLoLaS) scheme.

Professor Warren, who is receiving the largest grant (£3.484 million) among the five university beneficiaries, said that support for his research was ‘exciting’ and would help keep the University of Kent at the forefront of synthetic biology, resulting in strong interaction with industry.

For more information, please see the University of Kent’s press release.