Engineering biology hub for environmental processing and recovery of metals; from contaminated land to industrial biotechnology in a circular economy

Start date

February 2024

End date

February 2029


Our environmental engineering biology mission hub will harness and develop living systems to process environmental and waste metals and thereby address the environmental challenges posed by metal contamination and scarcity, while minimising the potential risks associated with the use of engineered microorganisms in the environment.

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