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Pattanathu Rahman

T:
01642 384669
Job title:
SL in Chemical/Process Engineering/Process Biotechnology
E:
p.rahman@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Science, Engineering & Design
 
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Research:
Science, Engineering and Design research
 
 
ORCID:
0000-0001-7416-4372

About Pattanathu Rahman

Pattanathu Rahman

Pattanathu Rahman
SL in Chemical/Process Engineering/Process Biotechnology, School of Science, Engineering & Design
T: 01642 384669
E: p.rahman@tees.ac.uk
Research: Science, Engineering and Design research

Dr Rahman is a Course Leader for MSc Food Sci & Biotechnology, SL in Process Engineering and Biotechnology and Director of TeeGene Biotech Ltd. with 20 years’ research experience on novel biotechnological approach in bioproduct development. He is a recipient of TU Enterprise Project of the Year – 2016 award and SAB Award of Excellence in Microbial Biotechnology. He is a Fellow of Society for Applied Biotechnology, Member of the Institute of Environmental Science and IChemE. Dr Rahman is serving as Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology and Associate Editor of ‘Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology’. He has published over 100 journals and conference publications (Source: Teesrep and ORCID)

His research has received support from the Bioscience for Business KTN and this work led to the creation of the spin-out company TeeGene Biotech based at the Wilton Centre near Middlesbrough.  The company was runner-up at IChemE – Best Business Start-up award 2015 and IBLF award 2015. He has secured collaborative research, business interaction and proof of concept funding from BBSRC NIBBs such as CBMNet, Phyconet, HVcFP and Metals in Biology networks.

Dr Rahman has been selected to represent British R&D delegation to New Zealand to establish collaborative links in Agriculture and Plant and Food Research with New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes in Feb 2016, sponsored by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), UKTI & British High Commission. He has been part of Royal Society-Indian DST funded research network development project, running a Biofuel workshop in Tamil Nadu under the auspices of the NEEDIL research network as NEEDIL President. He is serving as Visiting Professor at SOA University (India). He took part in an international Indo-Thai collaborative workshop in the area of new biofuel technology with the support of the British Council Prime Minister’s Initiative. 

Dr Rahman has completed a doctorate degree in Microbiology at Bharathiar University. He worked as a Research Officer at the University of Ulster and US DOE NABIR programme Research Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (New York, USA) and completed an ‘Advanced Biologics’ course at the University of Cambridge in 2008. 

Research interests

Some of my key research interests are listed below. They are also potential topics for PhD. Contact me (email: p.rahman@tees.ac.uk) to discuss for PhD opportunities (self-funded options)

  1. Biological reduction of hexavalent chromium in wastewater treatment

  2. Biodegradation of wool by bacteria and fungi and enhancement of wool quality by biosurfactant washing

  3. Valorisation of Bakery Waste to Produce Bio-emulsifier

  4. Biosurfactant production and concomitant hydrocarbon degradation potentials of bacteria isolated from extreme and hydrocarbon contaminated environments

  5. Biosurfactants and Bio-Emulsifiers from Algae

  6. Processing of Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Biomass

  7. Biosurfactants produced by Bacillus subtilis A1 and Pseudomonas stutzeri NA3 reduce longevity and fecundity of Anopheles stephensi and show high toxicity against young instars

  8. Biosurfactant and degradative enzymes mediated crude oil degradation by bacterium Bacillus subtilis A1

  9. Biosurfactant Producing Bacteria from Hydrocarbon Contaminated Environment

  10. Bioaccumulation of platinum from waste

  11. Biosurfactant production and biodegradation of leather dust from tannery

  12. Medicinal plants: their use in anticancer treatment

  13. Synthetic biology: a promising technology for biofuel production

  14. Biosynthesis and characterization of phytomediated zinc oxide nanoparticles: A green chemistry approach

  15. Biomediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles using bacteria

  16. Biosynthesis and characterization of plants mediated copper oxide nanoparticles and evaluation of its antimicrobial and anticancer activity

  17. Biological reduction of iron to the elemental state from ochre deposits of Skelton Beck in Northeast England

  18. Bacterial degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons

  19. Production of rhamnolipid biosurfactants in a microfluidic bioreactor

  20. Characterization of corrosive bacterial consortia isolated from petroleum-product-transporting pipelines

  21. Development of a simple and low cost micro bioreactor for high-throughput bioprocessing

  22. Bioremediation of petroleum sludge using bacterial consortium with biosurfactant

Research projects & external funding

2017: BBSRC Phyconet: Title: “Characterisation of info-chemical induced polymers from Scenedesmus for sustainable production of bioemulsifiers and biosurfactants”; Partners: University of Sheffield, Teesside University, TeeGene Biotech Ltd.

2017: BBSRC International workshop application: Title: Establishing a Joint UK-NZ Partnership in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy – Exploiting Algae and marine biomass for IBBE; Partners: UCL,University of Sheffield, Teesside University, TeeGene Biotech Ltd.

2016: BBSRC– CBM Net – Business Interaction Voucher. Project Title: Condition-specific engineering of Pseudomonas metabolism

2016 – BBSRC- Metals in Biology Network Business Interaction Voucher. Project Title: Bioaccumulation of platinum from waste

2015 – BBSRC-HVCfP. Project Title: Screening micro algae species for waste water phosphate removal/recovery and high value chemicals production

2015 – BBSRC–CBM Net: Project title: ‘Plants as Nanoparticle Producers’ (Proof of Concept Grant)

2015: INTERREG: BBNWE: Project title: Biosurfactant production by bacteria (BIOSUPER)

2013 - Principal Investigator:Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK) sponsored project, Biosynthesis of nanomaterials using Indian medicinal plants

2012 - Principal Investigator: TU Business Investment Fund sponsored project: Commercial Performance study of the biosurfactants produced via in-house micro-organisms

2012 - Principal Investigator: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK) sponsored project, Optimisation of biosurfactant production by bacteria from mangrove swamp

2010 – Principal Investigator: International visiting academics scheme. Development of Activated absorbents from biomass using biosurfactants for the removal of toxic substances from water

2010 - Co-investigator: Teesside University – Enterprise Development Fund: Development of a novel process for the biodegradation of sheep’s wool to produce amino acids

2008 - Principal Investigator: Teesside University - research studentship, (2008 – 2013). Biotechnological approaches for processing of electronic materials and devices and biosynthesis of precious metals

2005 - Co-investigator: Defra Waste and Resources R&D Programme (2005 – 2007). Bio-recycling: resource recovery and reduction of oily hazardous wastes via biosurfactant washing and bioremediation

2005 - Co-investigator: EU Life III Environment Programme (2005 – 2010). Biomass, remediation, regeneration (BioReGen): Reusing brownfield sites for renewable energy crops

2004 - Principal investigator:University Research Fund (2004– 2007). Determination of the optimum conditions for the production and extraction of biosurfactants by microbial fermentation using isolates from the Tees Valley Region

2004 - Principal Investigator: University Research Fund (2004– 2005). Bioleaching of waste oils in mill scale using biosurfactant

2004 - Principal Investigator: Peter Berg Foundation for Scientific Research, 2004. Screening of industrially important bacteria

2003 - Co-investigator: European Regional Development Fund, North East England objective 2 (2003 -2005) Bioremediation –SME support project

PhD and research opportunities

Condition-specific engineering of Bacterial metabolism for Biosurfactant Production

Microorganisms have a high capacity of synthesizing a wide range of surface-active compounds, generally called biosurfactants.

Rhamnolipids are a common biosurfactant and due to their non-toxic nature, excellent biodegradability, high surface/ interfacial activity, high thermal/chemical stability, production from renewable resources and the ability to form microemulsions, rhamnolipids can be used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in a great number of sectors. Enhanced production of rhamnolipids is key for industrial applications, ranging from cosmetics to bioremediation of organic and heavy metal contaminated environments.

Rhamnolipids are predominantly produced by the microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, Pseudomonas putida is a model organism with greater metabolic versatility and potential for industrial applications. Computational methods for metabolic engineering are able to model and optimise such biological models, leading to the improvement of a given biotechnological pipeline.


Plants as Nanoparticle Producers

Platinum group metals (PGMs) are used in many industrial applications, often as nanoparticles (NPs). PGMs are rare materials, making them highly valuable, but their increasing dispersal in the environment, often as NPs, is of growing concern due to adverse health impacts.

The metal accumulating ability of plants can be used to capture metals from the environment. Furthermore, previous studies have demonstrated that plants can produce platinum group metal-nanoparticles (PGM-NPs) which can make high-performing plant-based catalysts, either in their native state or after modification. These high value products could help satisfy demand for precious metals in industry and medicine.

However, the full potential of plants as PGM accumulators is yet to be realised and critically depends on the identification and characterisation of membrane transport mechanisms that catalyse PGM uptake and distribution within plant tissues. 

We are investigating the possibility that they may contain valuable platinum group metals, which can be recycled for use in anticancer drugs and biomedical devices such as pacemakers. There is a growing demand for platinum to be used in medical applications just as there is increasing concern about the environmental impact of platinum deposits due to air pollution so this research is very timely.

 

PhD Students:

Mrs Chibuzo Uzoigwe – sponsored by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. PhD Topic: 'Biosurfactant production by environmental isolates from Nigerian Mangove samples'.

Mr Sam Joy – sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (India). PhD Topic: ‘Process development and purification of biosurfactants from bacteria’ collaborative project, Amity University, Noida, India

Mr Abubakar Abdulsalam Bello - sponsored by Petroleum Technology Development Fund. PhD Topic: Genetic modification of Pseudomonas putida for effective bioremediation of oil spills 

Ms Supreeta Vijayakumar – TU sponsored PhD: ‘Computational models for biomedical optimisation of microorganisms’ (Supervisory team)

Mrs Esha Gupta – PhD topic: Bioprocess development for food grade biosurfactants using Probiotic bacteria, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, (Supervisory team)


PostdoctoralFellows/Visiting Fellows:

1. Dr Filmon Eyassu, Cambridge University – Sponsored by BBSRCCBMNet, UK

2. Professor Chinnaya Namasivayam, Bharathiar University, India– sponsored by TU-IVA

3. Professor Rajeshwari Sivaraj, Bharathiar University, India –sponsored by Commonwealth Commission UK

External roles and professional activities

2017: Research Topic editor: Frontiers in Microbiology

2017: Delegation to New Zealand:UK/NZ collaborations in Algal Biotechnology

2017: Delegation to India:UK-India Scoping workshop on Biological solutions to reducing industrial waste

2017: Visiting Professor at SOA University (India)

2017 : PhD thesis external examiner appointment: Ulster University, Coleraine, UK

2017 : PhD thesis external examiner appointment: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

2016: Winner of ‘Enterprise Project of the Year award – Teesside University in March 2016.

2016: British High Commission delegation to New Zealand for Agri Biotech R&D in March 2016

2016: Keynote speaker: BBSRC Food Waste Net event in London on May 2016

2016 : PhD thesis external examiner appointment: Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India

2016 : PhD thesis external examiner appointment: Andhra University, Hyderabad, India

2015: Panel member at BBSRC– IB Carb event on ‘Biotech Careers for PhD’s and Postdocs at St Andrews University

2015: Panel member at a ‘Biosurfactant workshop’ in University of East Anglia

2015: IBLF- London Business Pitch: Runner-up (Innovation in Bio-based products category)

2015: IChemE – Best Business Start-up award (Runner-up)

2015: Advisory Board Member–BBSRC- BioProNet

2015: Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology

2015 : PhD thesis external examiner appointment: Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India

2015 : PhD thesis external examiner appointment: Periyar University, Salem, India

2014: Associate Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science

2014 : PhD thesis external examiner appointment: Karunya University, Coimbatore, India

2013: SAB Award of Excellence in Microbial Biotechnology: 31 May 2013

2013: International conference organiser: Indo-UK conference on Biomanufacturing, Karpagam University, India

2011: International delegation: Participation of UK Prime Minister initiative sponsored CPD project on New Biofuel Technologies, Thailand

2010: President of NEEDIL (Northeast England and Tamilnadu Network).

External research collaborations

UK-New Zealand collaboration in Algal Biotechnology

BBSRC International workshop application: Title: Establishing a Joint UK-NZ Partnership in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy – Exploiting Algae and marine biomass for IBBE; Partners: UCL, University of Sheffield, Teesside University, TeeGene Biotech Ltd.

Summary: The workshop brought together algal researchers and industry representatives from New Zealand and UK to discuss progress and opportunities in the exploitation of micro algae, particularly as feedstock for aquaculture and as sustainable sources of novel bio-products. The UK delegation included six leading academics, together with representatives of four SMEs from the algal biotech sector: namely, Varicon Aqua, TeeGene Biotech Ltd, Greenskill Ltd and Algenuity. Approximate 20 NZ delegates joined the workshop and comprised algal researchers from the Cawthron Institute, several NZ universities, and biotech companies in the Nelson region.

 

UK-India : Teesside University's spin-out joins mission to tackle water pollution in India


TeeGene has been invited to travel to India to present the findings from research case studies it developed with a Teesside University team relating to the bioremediation of wastewater using microalgae and bacteria which used technology suitable for tackling industrial wastewater streams in India. Funded by : RCUK


Medical potential of plants polluted by exhaust fumes

We are investigating the possibility that they may contain valuable platinum group metals, which can be recycled for use in anticancer drugs and biomedical devices such as pacemakers. There is a growing demand for platinum to be used in medical applications just as there is increasing concern about the environmental impact of platinum deposits due to air pollution so this research is very timely.

Impact Case study 

Learning and teaching interests

Teaching:

Level 4: Biochemistry and Chemical Sciences

Level 5: Bioreactors and Fermentation - Module Leader

Level 6: Environment and Sustainability

Level 6: Biotherapeutics

Level 6: Biologics and Biotechnology

Level 6: Functional Foods

Level 7: Food Biotechnology - Module Leader

UG & PG Project Supervision


Course Leader of MSc Food Science & Biotechnology

Our food science and biotechnology students telling 
@BBCTees about alternative uses for food waste.


Student as a Researcher (Publications from MSc Biotechnology students Dissertations)

1.     JIBIA SA, MOHANTY S, DONDAPATI JS, O’HARE S, RAHMAN PKSM (2017). Biodegradation of wool by bacteria and fungi and enhancement of wool quality by biosurfactant washing. Journal of Natural Fibers, 1-9.

2.     RANDHAWA, K. S., RELPH, L. E., ARMSTRONG, M. C., RAHMAN, P.K.S.M. (2017) 'Biofuel production: tapping into microalgae despite challenges' Biofuels; Vol. 8: 261-271.

3.     GREENWELL, M., SARKER, M. H., RAHMAN, P.K.S.M.(2016) 'Biosurfactant Production and Biodegradation of Leather Dust from Tannery' Open Biotechnology Journal; 10: 1-14.

4.     GREENWELL, M., RAHMAN, P.K.S.M., (2015)'Medicinal Plants: Their Use in Anticancer Treatment' International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 6(10): 4103-4112.

5.      RAHMAN P.K.S.M. ANDSUVECHHYA B., 2014. Biological reduction of iron to the elemental state from ochre deposits of Skelton Beck in Northeast England. Frontiers in Environmental Science: 2:22-25.

6.     MEHDI, S., DONDAPATI, J. S. AND RAHMAN, P.K.S.M. 2011Influence of nitrogen and phosphorous on rhamnolipid biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS10-129 using glycerol as carbon source. “Biotechnology, 10: 183-189.

7.      RAHMAN, P.K.S.M., PASIRAYI, G.,AUGER, V. AND ALI, Z. 2010 "Production of rhamnolipid biosurfactants by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS10-129 in a microfluidic bioreactor", Biotechnology and applied biochemistry, 55: 45-52.

8.      RAHMAN, P.K.S.M., PASIRAYI, G.,AUGER, V. AND ALI, Z., 2009 "Development of a simple and low cost microbioreactor for high-throughput bioprocessing", Biotechnology Letters, 31: 209-214.

9.      RAHMAN, P.K.S.M. AND GAKPE, E. 2008,"Production, characterisation and applications of biosurfactants -Review", Biotechnology, 7: 360-370.

Enterprise interests

Dr Rahman is leading a University spinout company called TeeGene Biotech Ltd., based at the Wilton Centre. 

TeeGene’s R&D Portfolio:


2017: BBSRC Phyconet- Business Interaction Grant

Project Title: Characterisation of info-chemical induced EPS from Scenedesmus for sustainable production of bioemulsifiers and biosurfactants

Partners: University of Sheffield, Teesside University, TeeGene

2017: BBSRC International workshop Grant

Project Title: Establishing a Joint UK-NZ Partnership in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy –Exploiting Algae and marine biomass for Industrial Biotechnology and BioEnergy (IBBE) 

Partners: UCL, University of Sheffield, CBMNet, Phyconet, Teesside University, TeeGene


2016: Collaborative Partnership with TU, BBSRC – CBMNet – Business Interaction Grant

Project Title: Condition-specific engineering of Pseudomonas metabolism

In this project, we will build and exploit a model of Pseudomonas that: (i) allows building and analysing further condition-specific models of Pseudomonas, and (ii) will predict the optimal metabolic and genetic engineering steps needed to overproduce chemicals of interest and simultaneously minimise byproduct formation in a multi-target fashion. As a result, we will be able to predict the most efficient way to engineer microorganisms producing industrially-relevant compounds, with a focus on rhamnolipids, currently needed for industrial applications ranging from cosmetics to bioremediation of organic and heavy metal contaminated environments.

2016 – Collaborative Partnership with TU, BBSRC - Metals in Biology Net Business Interaction Grant

Project Title: Bioaccumulation of platinum from waste

A collaboration between TeeGene, Teesside University, and the University of York, will investigate the potential of bacteria to recover platinum from industrial wastewater with the aim of re-using the recovered metal. The project aims to identify a suitable bacterium to be used in a waste refining process and identify any physicochemical factors that influence platinum recovery.


2015 – Collaborative Partnership with BBSRC -HVCfP, University of York & TeeGene

Project Title: Screening microalgae species for waste water phosphateremoval/recovery and high value chemicals production

The project identified useful microalgae strains and provided evidence that there is technical viability for the recovery of phosphorus from waste water and the production of lipids that are of value to the biofuels and nutraceutical industries using an integrated biorefinery approach. 

2015: Collaborative Partnership with BBSRC – CBM Net, University of York, TeeGene 

Project title: ‘Plants as Nanoparticle Producers’ (Proof of Concept Grant)

This study is to establish whether PGM uptake in plants is via passive diffusion or mediated by (specific) proteins. The metal accumulating ability of plants can be used to capture metals from the environment. Furthermore, our studies demonstrated that plants can produce PGM-NPs which can make high-performing plant-based catalysts, either in their native state or after modification. These high value products could help satisfy demand for precious metals in industry and medicine.

2015 - Collaborative Partnership with BBEPP (Belgium) & INTERREG 

Project title:  Biosurfactant production by bacteria (BIOSUPER)

2014 – iCreate Entrepreneurs Accelerator Programme 

2008 - Principal Investigator: UK Bioscience for Business KTN sponsored FROPTOP project, Exploring the biocatalytic pathways of the microbial biosurfactant production from biodiesel industry residual glycerine

Publications

Recent Publications:

Rahman PKSM, Joshi SJ, Makkar R (Eds.)(2017) Recent developments in Biosurfactants. Frontiers in Microbiology – Research Topic (11 articles) - Open Access - Impact Factor 4.076(20000 views)

Pradhan D, Sukla LB, Sawyer M, Rahman PKSM (2017). ‘Recent bioreduction of hexavalent chromium in wastewater treatment: A review’. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 55, 1-20.

Gayathri M, Shunmugam S, Mugasundari AV, Rahman PKSM... (2017). Growth kinetic and fuel quality parameters as selective criterion for screening biodiesel producing cyanobacterial strains. Bioresource Technology (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.064).

Parthipan P, Preetham E, Machuca LL, Rahman PKSM, Murugan K, Rajasekar A.(2017). Biosurfactant and degradative enzymes mediated crude oil degradation by bacterium Bacillus subtilis A1. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 193(doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00193).

Jibia SA, Mohanty S, Dondapati JS, O’Hare S, Rahman PKSM (2017). Biodegradation of wool by bacteria and fungi and enhancement of wool quality by biosurfactant washing. Journal of Natural Fibers, 1-9.

Joy S, Rahman PKSM, Sharma S. (2017). 'Biosurfactant production and concomitant hydrocarbon degradation potentials of bacteria isolated from extreme and hydrocarbon contaminated environments' Chemical Engineering Journal; 317:232-241.

Sankar,R., Rahman PKSM, Varunkumar K, Anusha C, Kalaiarasi A, Shivashangari KS, Ravikumar V. (2017).  'Facile synthesis of Curcuma longa tuber powder engineered metal nanoparticles for bio imaging applications' Journal of Molecular Structure. 1129 (5): 8-16.

Randhawa KS, Relph LE, Armstrong MC, Rahman PKSM. (2017) 'Biofuel production: tapping into microalgae despite challenges' Biofuels; Vol. 8: 261-271.

Rahman, PKSM. (2016). Microbiotechnology Based Surfactants and their Applications.Frontiers in Microbiology  - Open Access Research Topic (12 articles) -Impact Factor 4.076 (80000 views)

View Pattanathu Rahman's Publications on TeesRep

In the news

  • Mosquito control using natural bio-processes
    Tamil Daily Newspaper, India, 04/11/2017
    Dr Pattanathu Rahman is involved in a global challenge research to control mosquitos.


  • BBC Radio Tees, Bob Fischer
    BBC Radio Tees, Bob Fischer, 20/06/2017:
    Dr Rahman is a Course Leader for MSc Food Sci & Biotechnology, Senior Lecturer in Process Engineering and Biotechnology Talks to BBC Radio tees about Career in Microbiology


  • TeeGene heading to India for workshop
    Northern Echo, 07/03/2017
    TeeGene Biotech is taking part in a workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology to explore collaboration opportunities with partners in the country.


  • Savvy scientists powering biotech industry
    The Journal, 08/07/2016; Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 08/07/2016
    TeeGene Biotech started life as a Teesside University spin-out venture and regularly calls on the expertise of graduates.


  • Success for University biotech firm TeesGene's networking trip to New Zealand
    North East Chamber of Commerce, 01/04/2016; Evening Gazette, 02/04/2016; North East Connected, 2/4/2016; Insider Media, 04/04/2016; North East Times County Magazine, 01/03/2016
    A Teesside University spin-out company has developed a number of collaborative working opportunities in New Zealand after being chosen to take part in a British research and development (R&D) delegati


  • Biotech Firm on NZ road trip
    Newcastle Journal, 01/02.2016; Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 29/01/2015; North East Connected, 29/01/2016; Evening Gazette, 02/02/2016; Darlington & Stockton Times, 05/02/2016; Northern Echo, 24/02/2014
    Teesside University's biotech firm TeeGene joins British delegation to New Zealand.


  • International boost for innovative Teesside start-up TeeGene Biotech
    The Journal, 06/12/2015
    A North East university spin out which has developed a way of growing ‘soap’ from bacteria has been involved in an international project, to stimulate the growth of the bio-based economy in Europe.


  • Teesside University spin-out researches medical potential of plants polluted by exhaust fumes
    My informs, 27/10/2015; ChronicleLive, 27/10/2015: The Newcastle Journal, 28/10/2015; The Northern Echo, 28/10/2015; The Evening Gazette, 28/10/2015; Northern Echo Online, 28/10/2015
    TeeGene Biotech launches new project.


  • Anti-ageing 'soap' sees Teesside firm TeeGene shorted in national awards
    The Royal Gazette online, 31.08.2015; The Newcastle Journal, 1.09.2015; Business Quarter, 02.09.2015; World News, 02.09.2015; NOODLS, 02.09.2015
    TeeGene shortlised in Best Business start up category of awards. Teesside University's Dr Rahman is mentioned in article,


  • Tech firm's plant chemical work
    Northern Echo online, 09/06/2015
    TeeGene Biotech is looking at the use of microalgae in industrial waste water treatment, as well as their potential as a chemical ingredient.


  • 'Chemicals from plants' project wins backing
    Evening Gazette, 16/06/2015; World News online, 24/06/2015
    A Teesside University spin-off project to make high-value chemicals from plants has won financial backing.


  • Tech firm looks to change face of cosmetic industry
    Northern Echo online, 20/11/2014
    A technology firm aims to turn back time in pioneering plans to work on anti-ageing treatment.


  • Teesside University biochem spin-out venture moves into Redcar’s Wilton Centre
    Bdaily, 19/11/2014
    TeeGene Biotech, a spin-out venture from Teesside University, has taken up space at the Wilton Centre after taking part in the icreate entrepreneurs programme.


  • Graduate of icreate entrepreneurs programme TeeGene Biotech moves into Wilton Centre
    UKSPA, 20/11/2014
    A company that took part in the Wilton Centre-backed icreate entrepreneurs programme has taken up space at the Centre to further develop its business.


  • NPRONET Kick-off Meeting
    npronet.com, 04/07/2014
    Pattanathu Rahman is confirmed as speaker at the NPRONET kick-off meeting.


  • Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum: Consumer Products through Industrial Biotechnology across the Value Chain:
    Teesside's Research Repository, 01/06/2014
    TeeGene Biotech is a spin out venture proposal from Teesside University, which is pioneering the use of biosurfactants in a range of environmental and biomedical applications.


  • Introducing the 'soap' grown from bacteria
    CosmeticsBusiness.com. 10/02/2015; World News, 09/02/2015
    TeeGene Biotech, a Teesside University venture, has developed a way to create biosurfactants, which act like soap and help to emulsify different liquids, from strains of bacteria.