UK Centre for Astrobiology

Space Microbiology and Biomanufacturing

This theme investigates microbiology in space for fundamental science and to advance human settlement beyond Earth


Members of the UKCA are involved in a variety of space missions.

Space Microbiology

The UKCA is involved with experiments to study microbial growth in space.

BioRock - Biomining and Biofilms in Space

UKCA was the scientific coordinator of the European Space Agency (ESA) BioRock experiment to study microbe-mineral interactions on the International Space Station.