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Tools and resources development fund: call 2

Support for development of novel tools, methods and technologies in the biosciences

Funding total


Number of projects funded


Panel membership

Professor David Westhead (Chair) – Unversity of Leeds
Dr Helen White-Cooper – Cardiff University
Professor Peter Artymiuk – The University of Sheffield
Professor Rainer Breitling – The University of Manchester
Dr Sarah Butcher – Imperial College London
Professor Charlotte Deane – University of Oxford
Professor John Draper – Aberystwyth University
Dr Julian Griffin – University of Cambridge
Mr Neil Chue Hong – The University of Edinburgh
Professor Ed Louis – University of Leicester
Professor Vincent Moulton – University of East Anglia
Professor Peter O'Connor – The University of Warwick
Professor Tiina Roose – University of Southampton
Dr Will Spooner – Eagle Genomics
Professor David Stephens – University of Bristol
Professor Jason Swedlow – Unviersity of Dundee


To pump prime the next generation of tools, technologies and resources that will be required by bioscience researchers in scientific areas within our remit.

Key aims

  • To support small or short-duration, pump-priming (pilot) projects that enable excellent bioscience
  • To encourage the development of novel software tools, technologies and computational methods for research challenges within our remit
  • To help underpin research in the wider bioscience


Peter Burlinson - Strategy and scientific enquiries (including remit enquiries)

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