Sabine Flitsch: Academic Lead, Bioeconomy

Professor of Biology, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester

Sabine Flitsch graduated with a Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Münster (Germany) and  obtained her DPhil in 1985 from the University of Oxford (supervisor Sir Jack Baldwin).

She spent three years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA as a Research Fellow (with H. G. Khorana) before returning to the UK to hold academic positions at the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Edinburgh and Manchester. She is currently Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Manchester with her research group housed at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB). Her research interests are on the interface of chemistry and biology, with a focus on applications in Biotechnology.