Description of ActivityEnvironmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet) as part of an initiative to underpin the UK’s move to a low carbon economy for the future.
EBNet, led by Southampton Professor Sonia Heaven as Principal Investigator, has received a share of £11M provided by the BBSRC, with the support of the EPSRC, to fund 6 collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB).
Over the next five years, EBNet will create a working community of key players in the field of environmental biotechnology, linking natural and social sciences and engineering disciplines to provide a bridge between the academic and business communities including FT100 companies in the water and waste sectors.
Other beneficiaries are likely to be innovative SMEs eager to explore and exploit advances in science and to participate in collaborative research as a means of developing new processes and markets.
One specific area of impact will come through a focus on tackling new challenges associated with emerging pollutants – micro-plastics, microfibers, nanoparticles, surfactants, pharmaceuticals and other endocrine disruptors that can interfere with biological hormone systems causing cancers, birth defects and other developmental disorders.
|Period||15 May 2019 → …|
|Held at||Environmental Biotechnology Network, United Kingdom|
|Degree of Recognition||National|