More than a decade of world class research led to a successful bid to the government’s Joint Infrastructure Fund, via the NERC, and the award of approximately £3.3 million to establish the Williamson Research Centre, which opened in October 2001. The Centre acts as a focus for interdisciplinary research in molecular environmental science, which is essential for an understanding of our environment and the effect of human behaviour upon environmental systems. It involves not only geoscientists but also chemists and biologists, and actively supports collaboration with the wider community. It is based in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, in the Williamson Building.
The Centre is named for Professor William Crawford Williamson FRS, the eminent Victorian scientist who was appointed as the first Professor of Natural History (Geology, Zoology and Botany) at Manchester in 1851. More.
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Organic Geochemistry & Biomarkers
Environmental Molecular Microbiology