Publication / Source: Bioanalysis 3(11)
Authors: Ellis ID
The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB) at The University of Manchester (UK), is a large research facility located in central Manchester. The research undertaken in the MIB is said to address a number of grand challenges, including industrial biotechnology, energy and biofuels, and biomedical healthcare. These are realized via four main research themes: biomolecular mechanism and catalysis; synthetic and chemical biology; systems biology; and enabling technologies. This research spotlight focuses on biospectroscopy in the MIB, namely vibrational spectroscopies. This is just one area of research across just three of the many research groups in the MIB, which could be said to exemplify the fundamental and applied aspects of this field, its interdisciplinary nature and also the way it realizes several of the research themes and grand challenges already mentioned, with cutting edge and innovative research.