Over the past 5 years the centre has attracted funding from a range of sources.

Grant Funding

  • Glycoengineering of Veterinary Vaccines
    BBSRC, 2016-2021
  • Chromatin Modifications in DNA Repair and Antibody Diversification
    The Royal Society - International Exchanges Scheme (2015-2017)
  • Metals in Biology BBSRC Business Interaction Voucher
    BBSRC (2015-2016)
  • Assessment of inhibitors to Mip proteins as broad spectrum medical countermeasures against BW agents
    Dstl, 2014-2016
  • AVaRICE: Algal Valorisation & Remediation of metal Ion Contaminated Effluents
    GW4 Accelerator (2014-2015)
  • Antibody Responses to viruses
    Wellcome Trust, 2013-2017
  • THERMOGENE ERA-inet Industrial Biotechnology
    With SME in Russia Moltech and partners in Norway and Germany
    BBSRC funded in UK, 2013-2016
  • PeReNE: Peptide research network of excellence
    Interreg, 2013-2015.
  • The Contribution of Chromatin Modifications in the DNA Damage Response
    Royal Society - Research Grants (2014)
  • Assessing the rare biosphere of an acid mine drainage site
    Systematics Association, 2013-2014
  • Clearance of Persistent Infection
    Dstl, 2012-2015.
  • ExtRACT: Exeter Remediation of Acid mine drainage and recovery of Combustibles and metals
    EPSRC, 2012-2013
  • Termite metatranscriptomics
    NERC Facility Grant, 2012-2013
  •  ‘Hotzyme’ Biocatalysis Centre
    EU Large Consortium Grant
    International Companies – Sigma Aldrich and Novozymes, SMEs and academic partners, 2011-2015
  • Entamoeba encystation
    EPSRC, 2011-2012
  • Enzyme Stabilisation
    Intervention Routes Industrial grant, Unilever Grant 2011-2012
    Extension for Dec 2012
    Extension Jan–Dec 2013
  • Investigating Kinetics of Enzymes in Microreactors
    Statoil Industrial Grant, 2011-2012
  • Towards a “double whammy” antibiotic against a third world pathogen
    Royal Society, 2010-2012.
  • Exploring the three novel enzymes involved in Burkholderia pseudomallei capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis
    BBSRC, 2010-2014.
  • Assessing SurA and Mip prolyl-peptide isomerases as candidates for novel interventions against biowarfare agents
    Dstl, 2011-2014.
  • Succinate Dehydrogenase as a target for anti-microbial and anti-fungal fluorinated compounds
    iNET Award with local company Darr House (SME) with Dr Steven Bates, 2011
  • Identification, Expression, Purification and Analysis of Novel Thermophilic Alcohol Oxidases
    KTN SPARK Award with Gwent Group, UK (SME)
    (Funding from Tech. Strategy Board, EU, Defra and BBSRC), 2011
  • Bioengineering a thermo-stable oxyanion reductase for enhanced selenate bioremediation
    BBSRC/EPSRC EBS Research Grant, 2007-2010
  • Commercial exploitation of Marine Enzymes
    DTI Fast-track with Aquapharm, Oban,  2006-2009
  • High Throughput Biocatalytic Synthesis and Screening in Micro Reactors
    EPSRC, 2005-2008
  • Design of Effective and Substainable Control Strategies for Liver Fluke in Europe
    EU Framework 6, 2006-2009
  • Baeyer-Villiger Enzymes and Application in Biotransformations
    BBSRC, 2006-2009
  • Effective and Substainable Control Strategies for Liver Fluke in Europe
    EU Framework 6, 2005-2008

PhD studentships

  • Defining the O-antigen biosynthetic pathways in zoonotic Coxiella burnetii
    Dstl/BBSRC CASE studentship
  • The gut microbiome as a health marker in European lobsters
    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) 
  • Microbial cycling at the farm
  • Intervention in Protein Stabilisation
    Unilever and Knowledge Transfer Exeter for Funding
  • Aphanomyces genomics
    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
  • Next generation approaches to polysaccharide preparation for vaccine development
    Dstl/EPSRC CASE studentship,
  • Exploration of Novel Host Organisms as Cell Factories
    Industrial studentship Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Does anaerobic metabolism play a role in the persistence of Burkholderia pseudomallei?
  • Enzymatic Activity of the Four Human Glutathione S-Transferase PI Variants Towards Nitrosourea Anticancer Drugs
    Norman Trust
  • The plieotropic effects of a TolC mutation in Vibrio furnesii
    Industrial Studentship
  • Human pyroglutamyl peptidases and their involvement in Alzheimer’s disease
    Norman Trust
  • Novel Halogenating and Dehalogenase enzymes from marine microbes
    BBSRC Studentship CASE partner Aquapharm
  • Characteristion of novel enzymes from the marine algal virus EhV-86 and evaluation of their use for commercial biocatalysis
    BBSRC Studentship CASE partner PML Cooperation Ltd,
  • Investigation into peroxiredoxin and interactions in the peroxiredoxin peroxide scavenging system
  • Structural studies on omega amine pyruvate and serine pyruvate aminotransferase enzymes
    GTA University of Exeter
  • The Application of Hydrolytic Enzymes for Biotransformations of Natural Products in Non-Aqueous Reaction Conditions
  • Studies on the Human Sp1 DNA-Binding Domain
    BBSRC CASE Biomol
  • Biochemical and structural characterisation of a thermophilic Aldo-Keto Reductase from Thermotoga maritima
    BBSRC CASE Chrotech/Dow Pharma
  • Mechanistic Studies of Escherichia coli Transketolase
  • Human erythrocyte peroxiredoxin II and its interaction withthioredoxin, sulfiredoxin and mitogen activated protein kinase
    Iranian Government
  • Resolving electron transport pathways in the selenate respiring bacterium Thauera selenatis
    BBSRC committee studentship