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Bioinformatics and biological resources fund

Funding total


Number of projects funded


Active and completed grants awarded through the BBR fund.


To tackle a strategic need identified in the BBSRC Delivery Plan (2005-08), to provide 'proper support for resources such as databases, genetic resources and culture collections which require long term maintenance and curation'.

Key aims

  • Support the bioscience research community with the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of infrastructures
  • Support high quality bioinformatics and biological resources that align with our three key research priorities as stated in our Strategic plan: the age of bioscience
  • To also supply long-term funding to provide a stable environment for resource development and provision

Panel members

Professor Julian Dow (Chair) - University of Glasgow
Professor Richard Baldock (Deputy Chair) - University of Edinburgh
Dr Julian Gough - University of Bristol
Professor Neil Hall - University of Liverpool
Professor Charlie Hodgman - University of Nottingham
Professor Jessie Kennedy - Edinburgh Napier University
Professor Andrzej Kierzek - University of Surrey
Professor Christine Orengo - University College London 


Peter Burlinson

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