Water research at the University of Glasgow

FRONTIER ENGINEERING – Synthetic Biology Applications to Water Supply And Remediation

FRONTIER ENGINEERING - Synthetic Biology Applications to Water Supply And Remediation

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have awarded the University of Glasgow £5.2M to bring together its expertise in water engineering and in synthetic biology to deliver new water technologies.

During the 5-year grant we will develop ways of controlling biofouling, techniques to optimise anaerobic digestion, powerful ‘iCHELL’ advanced oxidations systems (pictured), ‘protocell’ scavengers for harvesting resources from wastewater (pictured) and bio-electrosynthesis cells, where synthetic organisms generate fuel from waste. We will also explore responsible innovation in synthetic biology solutions.

Funded By: EPSRC
Investigators: Prof Bill Sloan, Prof Jon Cooper, Prof Leroy Cronin, Prof Steve Beaumont, Dr Christoper Quince and Prof Joseph Murphy.
More Information: EPSRC Details of Grant
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