Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

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The atrium of the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, University of Manchester.

The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, formerly the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB) is a research institute of the University of Manchester, England. The centre has been designed to enable academic communities to explore specific areas of interdisciplinary quantitative bioscience, largely through the efforts of multidisciplinary research teams. Research at MIB follows three broadly defined, interdisciplinary and complementary themes: Biological Mechanism and Catalysis, Molecular Bioengineering, Systems biology.[1][2][3][4]

Planning for the institute began late in 1998 and culminated with the official opening on 25 October 2006 of the John Garside Building. The building won "Building of the Year" from Manchester Chamber's Building and Development Committee in 2006 along with Beetham Tower, Manchester.

The building has featured in several television commercials, notably Injury Lawyers 4u.[5]

The institute was renamed the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology on 1 June 2012, retaining the acronym MIB.[6]


  1. ^ Ellis, D. I. (2011). "Research Spotlight: Biospectroscopy at the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre". Bioanalysis. 3 (11): 1189–1194. doi:10.4155/bio.11.95. PMID 21649495.
  2. ^ Hoag, H. (2004). "All systems go". Nature. 427 (6974): 568–569. doi:10.1038/nj6974-568a. PMID 14765202.
  3. ^ McCarthy, J. (2004). "Science and society: Tackling the challenges of interdisciplinary bioscience". Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 5 (11): 933–937. doi:10.1038/nrm1501. PMID 15520812.
  4. ^ Cripps, Elizabeth (21 October 2004). "A new era: the leading lights". Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Injury Lawyers 4 U - We Fight Hard", Tellyads, accessed November 17, 2010.
  6. ^ Scrutton, Nigel. "Message from the Director". Archived from the original on 21 April 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2012.

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Coordinates: 53°28′23″N 2°14′08″W / 53.47306°N 2.23556°W / 53.47306; -2.23556