University of Manchester


Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9 PL
United Kingdom

J. R. Lloyd
Tel: +44 161 275 7155




The University of Manchester is a research intensive Higher Education institution (largest in the in the UK) with over 2000 permanent research staff and excellent equipment and laboratory facilities. It has major research institutes to facilitate interdisciplinary research, including the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre working at the Applied Bioscience/Engineering interface. It has mechanisms for the exploitation of technical developments. Twenty two Nobel Laureates have been directly associated with the University.

The Geomicrobiology group within the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences was established in 2001 and has grown to be one of the largest groups of its kind in Europe with more than 30 active researchers. This group works closely with bio-scientists, nanotechnologists, materials chemists across the University and has access to state of the art facilities for microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and mineral/chemical analysis.



  • synthesis and characterisation of bio-nanocatalysts