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The Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry group is participating in the Aston University research activities on Materials (AIMR) and Bioenergy (EBRI). Their research interest bridges biological and engineering disciplines. Expertise lies in the development of bioprocesses and understanding key quality factors that enable process quality, optimisation and scaling up. Within the consortium, the group focusses on biomanufacturing biologically synthesised magnetic nanoparticles (magnetosomes) in bacteria, bioprocess development and scale up and use of magnetosomes in biotech/medical applications.

Contact: Dr. Alfred Fernandez-Castane, Birmingham, United Kingdom