Research fellow in biomethanisation of CO2

Applicants are invited for a Research Fellow position to investigate microbially-mediated power-to-gas systems.

You will investigate microbially-mediated power-to-gas systems and develop continuous laboratory-scale systems for biological production of methane at high concentrations both from gas-fed bioreactors and through modification of conventional anaerobic digestion.  The research is intended to assess the optimum conditions and the performance limitations and to link these with metabolic functionality and control, in collaboration with other consortium partners.

The post funded by a BBSRC IB Catalyst grant with partners in the Universities of York and Sheffield.


Informal enquiries are welcome and can be directed to Prof Charles Banks:

Upcoming competition on ‘omics’ – Innovate UK – Registration from 18 May

The upcoming competition : Finding value in complex biological data – integrated ‘omics’, run by Innovate UK and BBSRC is opening shortly for registration.

The aim of this competition is to build a commercial ecosystem to exploit the commercial opportunities of ‘omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics etc.), systems biology and complex biological data streams with a particular focus on bioinformatics and bio-data based business models. More information on this competition.

Competition Briefing Event – 2 June, London

This event is an excellent opportunity for you to receive first hand information about the competition – its scope, application process, key dates etc. as well as network with peers, potential partners, market leaders & innovators in the industry.

Register here for the briefing event or webinar.


Interested in algal research? Try Spark Plus funding

The KTN has announced the new Spark Plus award. Closing date is 22 May 15. These are awards of £10K to an academic partner if an industry partner provides £5K match funding. Further details can be found at 

If you are looking for industry or academic partners, contact us – we have a large member list, many of whom are interested in algae.

UK AD Biogas 2015: 1-2 July 2015

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s annual trade show takes place on 1-2 July 15 at the Birmingham NEC. The R&D Hub at the show was extremely successful last year and is destined to be even better this year. This is one of the main annual tradeshows in the AD calendar and is well worth a visit. Come along and find out about cutting edge research in the field of anaerobic digestion and how the Anaerobic Digestion Network can help you. More information can be found here:

Advanced Bio-manufacturing Conference Sheffield: 18-19 May 15

Includes a number of speakers who are leaders in their fields of Protein Engineering/Analytics and Cell Engineering/Synthetic & Systems Biology, as well as international representation from academia and industry. Further details at

AD Network Awards its 3rd Business Interaction Voucher

Our third Business Interaction Voucher has been awarded. These vouchers support collaborations between industrial and academic partners within the Network. Our first two BIVs are well on track to produce some good information for the industrial partners and we have two more in the pipeline. Interested in finding out how we can help fund an academic to help you with a business problem? Take a look at our Information on BIVs.