This month our Communications Officer visited the ‘Biotech meets Beer’ event
In short talks, the scientists from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology outlined how much biotech is involved in the development of new beers. Explaining key aspects of her work, yeast strain engineering, Prof. Daniela Delneri strongly focused on the application of her work in brewing beer.
During short breaks between the talks, the guests were handed out selected beers for tastings. It was a great selection of beers: lager, IPA and gose, all with very different tastes. The tastings were accompanied by insights from brewery manager, Mark Cotterrell, on the origin, development and composition of the different beers.
Konstantina Giannakou, who works closely with the brewery in a Knowledge Transfer Network project, gave short examples of how breweries need biotech to develop new types of beer. She demonstrated the need for strain development and genetic engineering to improve the brewing process and to explore new compositions of
This event was a great highlight