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Centre for Extremophile Research

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The Centre for Extremophile Research is based at the University of Bath. It comprises faculty staff from the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Chemistry. Additionally, a wide range of national and international collaborations have been established that add significantly to the research base of the Centre. The Centre brings together interdisciplinary expertise on extremophilic micro-organisms, including:

Microbiology
Enzymology
Protein crystallography and nmr
Molecular biology
Bioinformatics
Bioprocessing
Synthetic chiral chemistry

The CER also posesses a culture collection of over 2000 thermophiles and psyhcrophiles, obtainLarge CER logoed from CAMR, Porton Down.

In addition to its fundamental research, the Centre provides a platform from which the biotechnological potential of extremophilic organisms and their products can be commercially exploited. The vibrant research atmosphere therefore provides an ideal environment for post - doctoral and post-graduate studies alike.