Metals in Biology BBSRC NIBB Proof of Concept Awards

The Metals in Biology BBSRC NIBB Proof of Concept Awards Scheme is closed.

Funded PoC projects can be viewed here

Funded BIV projects can be viewed here

Outcomes of completed PoC projects, BIV projects, case studies and articles:

Outcomes of completed PoC projects

Outcomes of completed BIV projects

Enhancing E.coli for optimal cofactor insertion into heme containing proteins

Proline hydroxylases for use in biocatalysis

Studies into the uptake and distribution of metal oxide nanoparticles in plants

Metallo-enzymes for production of nootkatol a potential new citrus flavour

Mag-Tag: magnetite nanoparticle affinity tags for industrial biotechnology protein purification

A collaborative journey to greener chemicals

Novel disposable cell culture systems for microbial growth in metal regulated environments

Metal demands during protein overexpression in bacteria

Household biofilm chelation therapy

Optimizing metal acquisition by commercial metalloenzymes

Maximising biomarker detection sensitivity through metal-enhanced fluorescence

The use of platinum group metal nanoparticles in wastes from roadside verges for the production of high value catalysts

Assessing the bioavailability of metal ions accumulated by DRAM® filters

Adding value to galactomannan polysaccharides with copper enzymes

New routes for the expression of heme protein targets

Microbial recovery of metals from contaminated Miscanthus used in the industrial remediation of degraded landscapes

Investigating uptake and catalytic potential of Miscanthus grown on palladium mine wastes

Analysis of ferritin iron in pea flour

Kent and UCB partner on new strategy to boost antibody production

Investigating the antimicrobial properties of copper-infused fabrics

King’s College and ZiNIR chip in to design novel imaging system


Metals are the elements of life

Metals in Biology: Elements of the bioeconomy

Industrial biotechnology workshops kick-start academia-industry collaborations

Workshops kickstart a Rhodococcus molecular toolkit

Researchers come together to push green science forward

Metal-related antimicrobials: targeting the Achilles heel of bad bugs

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