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

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NEWS FROM OUR LAB

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.