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Bioinformatics and biological resources fund

Funding total

Budget in the region of ¬£6M.

Number of projects funded


Please see awarded grants (XLSX 30KB) for funding details and the rank order (XLSX 22KB) of this call.


To provide proper support for resources such as databases, genetic resources and culture collections which require long term maintenance and curation.

Key aims

  • To support the bioscience research community with the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of infrastructures
  • To 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 supply long-term funding to provide a stable environment for resource development and provision  

Panel members (meeting held 11 February 2014)

Professor Al Brown (Chair) - University of Aberdeen
Professor Iain Donnison (Deputy Chair) - Aberystwyth University
Professor David Brown - University of Kent
Dr Jo Dicks - Institute of Food Research
Professor Jessie Kennedy - University of Edinburgh Napier
Dr Raymond Owens - University of Oxford
Dr Philippe Sanseau - GlaxoSmithKline
Professor Jon Slate - University of Sheffield
Dr Will Spooner - Eagle Genomics
Dr Gavin Thomas - University of York
Dr Eileen Wall - Scottish Agricultural College
Dr Helen White-Cooper - University of Cardiff


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