Centre for Extremophile Research
The Centre for Extremophile Research is based at the University of Bath. It comprises faculty staff from the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy & Pharmacology. 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:
- Protein crystallography and NMR
- Molecular biology
- Synthetic chiral chemistry
The CER also possesses a culture collection of over 2000 thermophiles and psychrophiles, obtained 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.