Collaborations

The Centre for Research in Biosciences has links with about 200 organisations around the world, and collaborations within UWE and academic and industry partners are key to the quality of our research. The following are some examples of the centre's key partnerships detailing some of our areas of collaboration.

Within the university

National academic collaborators 

University of Bristol
Fundamental and applied research on prostate and breast cancer. Biomarker development. Volatile detection-based sensors for pathological conditions.

Bristol Urological Institute
Fundamental and applied research on prostate cancer and lower urinary tract physiology and pathophysiology.

University of Plymouth
Infection and immunity. Technology development for health, food quality and other applications.

Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease.

Brunel University, London
Dynamics of aging.    

University of Exeter
Research working on aspects of cell signalling with reactive compounds.

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Universities of Lancaster, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Salford, Stirling and Plymouth, and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Research into the transfer and effects of radioactivity in the terrestrial environment.

International academic collaborations 

Dublin City University
Development of smart integrated miniaturised sensor systems.

University of Malaya, Malaysia
Fundamental and applied research on prostate, bladder and breast cancer research.

Iowa State University, USA
Genetic markers and technology development.

University of Lisbon, Portuagal
Novel technologies for fatty acid composition detection.

University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Biomarker development, genetics and molecular mechanisms of fat deposition.

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Novel technologies for food quality and safety. Plant science research.

University of Malaya, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia
Collaboration in biomedical research with a particular focus on ethnic-group specific mechanisms of prostate and breast cancer development and identification of biomarkers for diagnostics.

Beijing Academy of Food Sciences, China
Development of novel technologies for food and animal feed quality and safety. Molecular mechanisms and genetic background underlying meat quality traits (boar taint, tenderness, fatty acid composition and other).

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Improving meat quality with particular emphasis on the dietary and genetic regulation of fatty acid composition and boar taint. 

Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Development of novel technologies (bio-sensors) for food quality application. Molecular mechanisms regulating fat partitioning. Dietary regulation of fat partitioning.

Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals, Germany
Improving quality and healthiness of meat via genetic and dietary manipulations.

Norwegian University of Life Science
Genetics of meat quality and safety. Identification of candidate genes for boar taint.

Ghent University, Belgium
Improving of fatty acid composition and fat partitioning in pigs via dietary manipulation. Investigation of the molecular mechanisms regulating fat partitioning.

University of Lleida , Spain
Regulation of intramuscular fat content and fat deposition via genetic selection. Investigating the role of lipogenic enzymes in fat partitioning.

Institute for Food Technology, Serbia
Regulation of skatole and androstenone hepatic metabolism and deposition in pigs in relation to boar taint.

Ukrainian Institute for Pig Breeding, Poltava, Ukraine
International staff training scheme via EU Marie Curie. Genetics of meat quality.

The Food Research Institute, NOFIMA, Norway
Novel technologies for food quality. Standardisation and development of methods for boar taint detection.

Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Food quality and safety.

Food Research and Technology Institute IRTA, Monells, Spain

Dietary and genetic regulation of food quality traits. International training and staff exchange networks.

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Under stress responses in plants.

Industrial and other collaborators

Randox Laboratories
Development of luminescent bacteria-based biosensors for healthcare.

AstraZeneca
Mechanisms of type 2 diabetes.

BioMed HTC
Research on microbiology of the bladder and lower urinary tract.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Radioactive Waste Management), Environment Agency.
Research into the transfer and effects of radioactivity in the terrestrial environment.

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