MIB has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its sustained and outstanding work in the area of Industrial Biotechnology. The Prize is the highest national honour awarded in UK further and higher education, and recognises the MIB’s leading activities in discovery science, training and innovation over many years.
“It’s a great honour to have been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education which is viewed as the most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK university or college,” said Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester.
“Our Manchester model of innovation enables us to take cutting-edge science and, by working strategically with our commercial and other partners, transfer research breakthroughs into real world applications. It’s this approach that is now helping to position The University of Manchester at the vanguard of clean economic growth.
“Leadership from Professor Nigel Scrutton at the University’s Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and the enterprising vision of his team have played a critical role in this success story.”
A University press announcement for the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize can be found here.