The Environmental Biology Network (EBNet), a BBSRC/EPSRC NIBB, is a free-to-join network open to all. One of 6 new Phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB), we exist to network individuals working across all areas, including industry, government, regulators, social enterprises and community groups alongside academics from all disciplines and interests. Join us at the start of this 5 year network to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and opportunities in your field.
Activities and Funding
Opt in to join the EB Network and benefit from our free newsletter, members’ events, work-shops, cross-disciplinary events, funding opportunities, access to world-class speakers and other activities. We plan to provide UK ECRs with funding via travel bursaries, secondments, industry place-ments and training, both in the UK and overseas - and our FREE annual ECR conference, a relaxed event run by ECRs for ECRs. Our dedicated research flexible funds encompass Interdisciplinary Translational Research (ITR) projects - up to £100,000 (academic only) and Industry Support Grants (ISG) - up to £10,000 (academia/industry match funded). Be the first to be notified of calls.
The aim of EBNet is to develop and strengthen links between advanced molecu-lar and applied microbiology, engineering and systems optimisation to maximise the societal impacts and benefits. Its overall goal is to take fundamental discov-ery science towards practical application in key areas of the human/environment interface.
Professor Sonia Heaven (PI) - University of SouthamptonProfessor Frederic Coulon (Co-I) - Cranfield UniversityProfessor Tom Curtis (Co-I) - Newcastle UniversityDr Tony Gutierrez (Co-I) - Heriot-Watt UniversityDr Jhuma Sadhukhan (Co-I) - University of Surrey
Biosciences to Engineering - understand-ing complex microbial systems in order to develop new processes and optimise exist-ing ones for application in pollution removal, resource recovery and bioenergy generationPollutants and Media - covering the range of priority pollutants that enter the environ-ment and accumulate in water, on land and in the biosphereTechnology interfaces - applying concepts of process integration, techno-economic and sustainability assessment to evaluate and manage changes affecting society and the enviroment.
Interaction of biosciences, analytics, engineering and techology is vital to move to higher TRLs.