C1net has funds available for summer studentships to fund undergraduate students who wish to gain experience in the field of C1 gas fermentation research. The application should be made by the supervisor. The student may not be in the final year of his/her undergraduate degree course.
The funding will support the living expenses of the student (£250 per week for up to 8 weeks FEC) and a budget for consumables (maximum £500 FEC).
CALL 2017 - NOW CLOSED
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We will offer funding to multidisciplinary projects put forward by the network members participating in the regular sandpit events. A total of £150,000 will be awarded after each event, from a grand total of 0.6M of awards over 5 years (80% FEC). Sandpits will be advertised at the C1NET (on the News page), BBSRC and TSB Connect websites and through C1NET and BBSRC e-mail distribution lists.
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Call Title: 'Advancing the Exploitation of C1 gas Fermentation’.
Opportunity: We are seeking to fund the development of innovations that could facilitate new routes to high value chemicals through the engineering of a C1 chassis. Projects which could have application in future funding bids to the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) will be welcomed.
OPENS: 1 APRIL 2017
CLOSES: 5pm 30 JUNE 2017
FUNDS AVAILABLE: UP TO 4 X £50,000
ELIGIBILTY: C1net membership & BBSRC eligible
Small seed corn funding awards of up to £20K can be applied for at any time thoroughout the 5 years, with a total of £50K awarded annually from a grand total of £0.2M (80%FEC). These can be used to fund projects such as joint experiments between labs, exchange of staff, consortium building for HORIZON 2020 applications, desk studies, economics or IP. Projects should be less than 12 months.
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BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers (£10K) will be used to encourage and support collaboration between academic partners and industrial partners within the C1NET framework. They will be awarded to undertake a defined piece of work by the academic partner for the industrial partner. The goal will be to: establish a longer-term relationship between the academic and industrial partner; and/or improve interactions between the collaborating partner, and/or; lead to new research technology transfer projects. New collaborations will be prioritised. They can be applied for at any time throughout the 5 years of the project.
PLEASE NOTE:BIV awards should focus attention on UK based partners where there is benefit to the UK research base and the UK economy. In exceptional circumstances, where there is not a UK company to exploit the research a BIV may be awarded to an overseas partner company. The application should provide a clear justification for working with an overseas partner company and outline how the project will lead to building international collaborations, how the project will be taken forward leading to inward investment and the benefit back to the UK.
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Start: 01/04/2015, Complete: 30/09/2015
Phillip Wright, (PI University of Sheffield), "A proteomic approach to optimizing gas fermentation in industrially relevant acetogens".
Start: 01/04/2015, Complete: 30/09/2015
Ying Zhang, (PI University of Nottingham), "Industrially-driven discovery of C1-utilising microorganisms".
Professor Richard Dinsdale, (PI University of South Wales), "In-situ Multiphase Compartmentalised Substrate Shuttle Bioreactor for Protein and Platform Chemicals". Start: 01/01/2016
Professor Nigel Minton, (PI The University of Nottingham), "Maximising reaction productivity through protein scaffolding with cohesion-dockerin domains". Start: 01/11/2015
Professor Frank Sargent, (PI University of Dundee) "A Synthetic Approach to bioconversion of carbon dioxide to formic acid".
Dr Klaus Winzer, (PI The University of Nottingham) "Novel aerobic chassis for the conversion of mixed CO/CO2 feedstocks"
Professor Phillip Wright, (PI University of Sheffield), "Optimizing low cost C1/C2 compound production and fermentation from biomass solid waste" Start: 01/12/2015
Professor Alex Conradie, (PI The University of Nottingham) "Intensification of CO2/ H2 Fermentations using 02 as Final Electron Acceptor" Start: 13/02/2017
Professor Nigel Minton, (PI The University of Nottingham), "Development of an assembly-based, recombineering pipeline for overcoming recalcitrance to DNA
transfer caused by RM systems in C1 chassis". Start: 01/03/2017
Professor Martin Warren, (PI University of Kent), "Towards improved bioprocess kinetics for C1 feedstock fermentation in acetogens"
Professor William Zimmerman, (PI University of Sheffield), "Microbubble enhanced gas exchange in a methanotroph gas fermenter"
Professor Martin Warren, (PI University of Kent), "Cloning and metal analysis of recombinant aldehyde ferredoxin oxidoreductase (AOR)"