IBioIC19 Plenary Speaker - Nigel Robinson, Elements of Bioremediation, Biomanufacturing & Bioenergy (E3B)

Plenary Speaker - BBSRC NIBB Phase II

Thursday 31st January 09.15 - 10.45

After first degree and PhD at Liverpool University, Nigel Robinson obtained fellowships to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, to find genes enabling plants to tolerate elevated metals and coincidentally to learn molecular genetics. A Royal Society University Research Fellowship then supported him to gather metal-related genetic resources. In 1994 he became Professor of Genetics, Newcastle Medical School, and his research focused on how metals find their way to the correct gene products, in all types of organisms. In 2005, with Dennis Winge, University of Utah, he established the Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research Conference. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and since 2014 has directed the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE) on Metals in Biology: Elements of IBBE, which has instigated more than 43 Industry-Academia collaborations which in turn have helped to launch products, obtain patents, and safeguard or create more than 80 jobs.

Nigel's presentation is now available to download.

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IBioIC19 Plenary Speaker - Nigel Robinson, Elements of Bioremediation, Biomanufacturing & Bioenergy (E3B)