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  • On scientific censorship and ‘bitchiness’

    My first paper was published in 1977, and despite many fights with referees they were mediated by committed and intellectually fair Editors (especially in the controversial field of bioenergetics); thus I suffered not a single rejection until ca 1995. This occurred when a paper we had submitted to the then European Journal of Biochemistry, following […]

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Molecular Biotechnology Group

We are pleased to announce the formation of the ‘Molecular Biotechnology Group’ (MBG) − a partnership between the Manchester Centre for Systems Biology (MCISB) and the Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture (CoEBio3). The new group will headed by Dr. Farid Khan of FLS and has funding from Lonza through the Lonza Innovation for Future Technologies (LIFT) scheme. The project will focus on metagenomic and genomic approaches for organism/target protein identification, to create cDNA libraries and express novel bioluminescent enzymes, proteins and biocatalysts.