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The Strategic Research Centre (SRC) encompasses Chemistry and Biotechnology. These two research areas are linked by a desire to understand how molecules are made, how they can be utilised and how they work in complex biological systems.
Research within the SRC falls into two major areas:
Biotechnology is an important industry sector that covers molecular biology, human and animal health, pharmaceuticals, environment, agriculture, medical devices, nanotechnology and related sciences and manufacturing, together with the associated business, regulatory, and intellectual property skills.
Much of the research undertaken within the SRC is underpinned by chemistry that has as its core the isolation, synthesis, processing and detection of compounds, especially those with biological activity. There is a strong link between chemistry and forensic sciences in research and innovation. Our research includes medicinal, supramolecular and natural product chemistry and applications of chemiluminescence as a qualitative and quantitative tool for the determination of pharmaceuticals, antioxidants in food, other biologically active molecules and explosives.
Prof Colin Barrow
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The centre is always keen to hear from intelligent, progressive and creative potential research candidates who seek to develop specialist skills within areas covered by this SRC. We encourage prospective candidates to develop their own projects within the Centre’s framework and to explore this with the Director.