Manchester Centre for Biophysics and Catalysis (MCBC)

Chemical biology and synthesis

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The Centre is home to synthetic organic chemistry expertise in a variety of key areas relevant to biological systems. This includes expertise in glycobiology, non-ribosomal peptide synthesis, heterocyclic chemistry, chemical arrays, synthesis of isotopically labelled compounds and the synthesis and use of chemical libraries. Dedicated synthetic and analytical facilities are available alongside biology and biophysical laboratories, ensuring close interaction between chemists and biologists in integrated programmes. The Centre also incorporates major expertise in biocatalysis, linking to the Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture (CoEBio3).