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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Synthetic Biology

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
A New Correlative Approach for Structure Determination & Imaging of Molecular MaterialsBrown, Professor PDUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 1,470,902
A novel biohybrid electronic device architecture for environmental and physiological sensingPilizota, Professor TUniversity of EdinburghSch of Biological Sciences 1,514,120
Adventurous Manufacturing Follow On: Integrating Living Analytics into Biomanufacturing ProcessesPolizzi, Professor KMImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 870,445
BioSMART: BIOreactor Spatial Mapping and Actuation in Real TimeRowlands, Dr CJImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,011,859
Building the gut microbiomeKrishna Kumar, Dr RImperial College LondonInfectious Disease 1,729,528
Cell factory design: unlocking the Multi-Objective Stochastic meTabolic game (MOST)Jiang, Dr SUniversity of AberdeenComputing Science 384,563
Combinatorial Biosynthetic Pathway EngineeringMcCarthy, Professor JEGUniversity of WarwickSchool of Life Sciences 898,290
COMBO: CONTROL-BASED BIODESIGN OF MAMMALIAN CELL DYNAMICSMarucci, Dr LUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics and Technology 1,478,669
Custom nanomaterials from modular synthetic proteinsParmeggiani, Dr FUniversity of BristolChemistry 1,151,785
Development and application of Rabies Virus-based approaches for genomic editing of neural circuits in healthy and diseased brainCiabatti, Dr EMedical Research Council (MRC)Neurobiology 287,441
Dialling up performance for on demand manufacturingWildman, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 5,865,536
EEBio: Efficient Engineering and Control of Predictable and Reliable BiosystemsPapachristodoulou, Professor AUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 8,941,241
Electro-fermentation process design for efficient CO2 conversion into value-added productsBommareddy, Dr RNorthumbria, University ofFac of Health and Life Sciences 165,295
Engineering and safeguarding synthetic genomesCai, Professor YUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 1,345,616
Engineering inducible anhydrides for irreversible Red Blood Cell enzyme decorationHowarth, Professor MRUniversity of CambridgePharmacology 730,222
Engineering robust, stable, and safe synthetic genetic circuits for smart therapeuticsBAKSHI, Dr SUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 321,304
Engineering saline resistance in land plantsTorode, Dr TKeele UniversityFaculty of Natural Sciences 202,240
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in BioDesign EngineeringBaldwin, Professor GImperial College LondonLife Sciences 7,293,638
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership (Complex Biological Products Manufacture)Lye, Professor GUCLBiochemical Engineering 6,156,442
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated CatalysisGreaney, Professor MUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 6,204,161
EPSRC New Horizons 2021: Engineering synthetic synapses between artificial and biological cells.Di Michele, Dr LUniversity of CambridgeChemical Engineering and Biotechnology 202,296
EPSRC-SFI: Supercoiling-driven gene control in synthetic DNA circuitsHarris, Dr SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 710,418
Establishing a Periodic Table Toolbox for Nanoassembly and SuperselectivityHowarth, Professor MRUniversity of CambridgePharmacology 178,479
Fungi-Biopolymer synergistic application in soil stabilisationMuguda Viswanath, Dr SDurham, University ofEngineering 165,360
GREET: Generative Recombinant Enzyme Engineering for TherapeuticsStracquadanio, Professor GUniversity of EdinburghSch of Biological Sciences 1,107,274
High throughput 2D-IR analysis of biomolecules under physiological conditionsHunt, Professor NTUniversity of YorkChemistry 1,006,129
High-speed de novo DNA writer by single-molecule control of TdT enzymeMasuda, Dr KUniversity of ExeterPhysics and Astronomy 480,424
Hijacking prenyl and geranyl transferases - A route to carry out click modifications and to enhance cellular permeability of peptidesHoussen, Dr WUniversity of AberdeenChemistry 1,032,570
Manufacturing in Hospital: BioMed 4.0Leese, Dr H SUniversity of BathChemical Engineering 1,046,296
Manufacturing research hub for a sustainable future: Vaccines for pandemic preparednessMicheletti, Professor MUCLBiochemical Engineering 12,295,896
Mechano-responsive synthetic cells to engineer the immune responseColin-York, Dr HEUniversity of OxfordKennedy Institute 612,895
Molecular Photonic BreadboardsLeggett, Professor GUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 7,255,283
Nanostructured Self-Assembly of Bio-Derived and Bio-Inspired Lipid-Based AmphiphilesHamley, Professor IWUniversity of ReadingChemistry 1,370,271
Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology Originated ProtoCell - NANOPCBae, Dr WUniversity of SurreyPhysics 349,885
Optimisation of CHO for Biotherapeutic ManufactureRosser, Professor SJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Biological Sciences 3,708,961
Parameter identification with optimal experimental design for engineering biologyDarlington, Dr AAUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 163,676
Reengineering of Glycan Binding Specificity for Targeted Cellular Delivery.Ross, Dr JFUniversity of LeedsSch of Molecular & Cellular Biology 436,853
SMARTCell: Scalable Manufacture of Advanced Regenerative Therapeutics - Cell TherapiesRafiq, Dr QAUCLBiochemical Engineering 1,452,923
Sustainable Microbial Manufacture of Adipic Acid from Industrial and Post-Consumer WasteWallace, Professor SUniversity of EdinburghSch of Biological Sciences 1,348,312
SynbiCITE 2.0Kitney, Professor RImperial College LondonBioengineering 3,058,262
SynBioCO2 - A synthetic biology platform for biomanufacturing with carbon dioxideTee, Dr KUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 355,733
Synthetic biology Pipeline for the Investigation of Novel Spidroins (SPINS)Takano, Professor EUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 792,367
Synthetic biology Pipeline for the Investigation of Novel Spidroins (SPINS)Holland, Dr CAUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 339,319
Targeting the infectious potential of prions with DNA nanotechnologySerpell, Dr CJUCLSchool of Pharmacy 138,533
The UK Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Magic Angle Spinning NMR FacilityKockenberger, Dr WUniversity of NottinghamSch of Physics & Astronomy 1,857,395
The UK Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Magic Angle Spinning NMR FacilityGrey, Professor CPUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 247,949
The UK Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Magic Angle Spinning NMR FacilityLee, Dr DUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 2,881,145

Total Number of Grants: 47
Total Value of Grants: £92,618,202

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).