The Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB), at the University of the West of England undertake a lot of research in partnership with industry, that is very multidisciplinary, and focuses on the following themes: biomedicine, bio-sensing technology, agri-food, plant science and environmental science.
If you would like to find out more, CRIB have recently produced a new publication highlighting this work, titled “Research with Impact”, which can be downloaded via the following link: http://issuu.com/uwebristol/docs/research_with_impact
Some examples of the stories featured include:
“Using glowing bacteria as biosensors to help with antibiotic development and target chemotherapy effectively”
“Sniffing out cancer using an electronic nose to diagnose patiently quicker”
“Keeping pork smelling sweet with a sensor that detects boar taint”
“Increasing crop production by using a gas that was once used as a weapon of war”
The CRIB Director Prof. Olena Doran has had a long history of collaborating with the KTN on collaborative projects to benefit industry, and one of these projects is highlighted in the booklet, related to new sensor technology to detect boar taint in pork. I’m also lucky enough to have heard about a lot of this research personally, as I’m a member of the CRIB Advisory Board, and more details about CRIB can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/hls/research/biosciences/aboutus.aspx