NEWS FROM OUR LAB

Professor Nicholas Turner has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)

Fellows are elected based on excellence in science via a peer-review process and are thus some of the most eminent scientists from the UK.

Professor Nicholas Turner FRS | Professor of Chemical Biology

“I am absolutely thrilled to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and delighted to have the opportunity to publicly thank all of the researchers my group who together have enabled this achievement. We have also had a lot of fun on the way which is important. I am also grateful to the University of Manchester for establishing the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology which provides a world class environment and state-of-the-art facilities for our research.”

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Book

Biocatalysis in Organic Synthesis: The Retrosynthesis Approach
by Nicholas J Turner, Luke Humphreys

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FURTHER NEWS FROM OUR LAB

CoeBio3 phase IV continues with the start of six new PhD students

CoeBio3 is the The Centre of Excellence for Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture. http://www.coebio3.manchester.ac.uk/

The centre is based in Manchester but supports PhD students at the University of York, The University of Liverpool and the University of Bristol. The program is supported by industrial affiliates from Merck, GSK, Novartis, AstraZeneca and more….

Professor Nicholas Turner will lead a “Prosperity Partnership” for

Developing new biocatalytic technologies for chemical manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry

 

This AstraZeneca, Prozomix and The University of Manchester Prosperity Partnership will bring together their expertise to design and develop novel chemical manufacturing technologies, based upon engineered biocatalysts, with the aim of producing new therapeutic complex molecules.

Achieving this goal will require the generation of a new toolbox of biocatalysts that are able to catalyse particularly demanding transformations. This project has the potential to bring new medicines to patients, in addition to developing more sustainable manufacturing processes that reduce the impact on the environment.

Prof Nicholas Turner | Professor of Chemical Biology
Securing this prestigious Prosperity Partnership grant represents a significant step forward for the University of Manchester Industrial Biotechnology Research Beacon and highlights the world leading research being undertaken within the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology.