Biotransformation is the process of modifying substances or materials through biology by using organisms, such as bacteria or plants, or by using purified enzymes.

Our biotransformation research seeks to apply techniques of modern biotechnology to undertake research programmes targeting industrial production from renewable biomass.

We develop microbial and enzyme-based processes that can be used by industrial partners for the production of valued compounds, enzymes and other biological products.

Our key capabilities

  • Industrial and environmental microbiology
  • Gene data mining
  • Biocatalyst and marker discovery

Commercial opportunities

  • Partnerships for enzyme discovery and production.
  • Partnerships for bioproduct development.
  • Lignin valorisation

Contact: Gareth Lloyd-Jones