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Autumn 2012

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Headlines

  • BBSRC Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 published

    The BBSRC Annual Report and Accounts for 2011-2012 have been officially published. Following their laying before Parliament on 16 July 2012, the Annual Report and Accounts (from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012)…

  • Food prices and waste are hot topics of public survey

    Research conducted for the Global Food Security Programme, which is led by BBSRC, has shown that many people believe that: 'food security is not an issue that affects me rather it's more a problem for people in developing countries'…

  • Introducing The Pirbright Institute

    The Institute for Animal Health has been renamed The Pirbright Institute today (04 October). This marks a new phase in the 100 year history of the organisation, which is a world leading centre for surveillance and research in virus…

  • Scientists confirm Schmallenberg still circulating

    Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with colleagues at the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, have confirmed that Schmallenberg virus is still circulating in the UK as the current midge season…

  • $12M UK-US collaboration to rethink fertilisers for farming

    UK and US researchers are being invited to participate in an 'Ideas Lab' that will radically rethink current approaches of producing crops in order to reduce reliance on nitrogen fertilisers…

  • Agri-Food Course is 'Training Scheme of the Year'

    A postgraduate course being provided by the Agri-Food Advanced Training Partnership (ATP) has been honoured at an industry award ceremony in London. The Harper Adams University College Postgraduate Certificate in Meat Business…

  • Fellowships boost for food safety

    BBSRC and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are uniting to fund two early-career fellowships in food safety. The fellowships are being made available in addition to BBSRC's annual David Phillips awards and aim to enable…

  • $3 million earmarked for Pirbright to coordinate world FMD reference labs

    The world reference laboratory for foot and mouth disease (FMD) at Pirbright has been acknowledged by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN) and OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) as the centre…

  • Report highlights impacts of Rural Economy and Land Use programme

    A new report published today has found that the Rural Economy and Land Use programme has successfully generated a significant number and a diversified range of types of impacts and impacts-in-progress. It concluded that Relu…

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