Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy



The research expertise in the University offers a number of opportunities for partnerships and consultancy. These include joint applications for funding, access to facilities and consultancy.

We're ideally located in the North East of England, where a large proportion of the UK’s process industries are based. 

The North East has:

  • 58% of the petrochemical industry
  • 35% of the pharmaceuticals industry
  • a major proportion of the UK’s fine and speciality chemical industry

This sector is the UK’s highest exporter (£31.8bn/pa), with the North East exporting £4.5bn. 

It is the North East’s largest industrial sector generating over £10 billion (over 30%) of the region’s GDP. It employs over 35,000 people.

Associate Members

We have a number of Associate Members from the bioprocessing industry. These are linked from the logos below.

Croda Logo
Demuris logo
Fujifilm logo
Glythera logo
Nepic logo
Orla logo
Prokarium logo
P&G logo
Solvert logo