BBSRC Business

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Spring 2013

Research innovators recognised for excellence at Fostering Innovation awards - 21 March 2013. Tim Gander

Research innovators recognised for excellence at Fostering Innovation awards

Headlines

  • Quality fish from lab to plate

    A new company, which aims to exploit cutting-edge genetics technology to improve the quality of the fish we eat, has been launched in St Andrews. With support from local law firm Murray Donald, Xelect, a spin-out company…

  • Bioscience to battle ash dieback

    BBSRC has launched a bioscience response to ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea), a devastating fungus that threatens our third most common broadleaf tree (after oak and birch). £2.4M of fast-track research funding has been awarded…

  • BBSRC invests in future of livestock genomics

    Over £1.1M of new investment has been awarded for ARK-Genomics, a high-throughput DNA sequencing facility based at The Roslin Institute, focused on the genetics and genomics of livestock species…

  • Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst to launch in 2014

    Following BBSRC's announcement of two new schemes in Industrial Biotechnology and BioEnergy (IBBE), the Technology Strategy Board has committed an additional £5M support…

  • BBSRC welcomes reappointment of Chair

    Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts today announced the reappointment of Professor Sir Tom Blundell as the Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)…

  • Pioneering drug discovery gets major funding to move to next stage

    A pioneering drug development team at the University of Aberdeen has received a £1.5M funding boost to accelerate the progress of multiple novel drug leads to tackle cancer and diseases such as debilitating inflammatory conditions…

  • Resolution revolution for UK research

    Research in the UK is to benefit from a £25.5M cash injection to boost the resolution revolution taking place in microscope technology. Three of the UK's research councils…

  • £6.5M in funding to help manufacture the drugs of the future

    More than £6M of funding has been awarded to enhance the development of biopharmaceuticals. In total £6.5M will fund 12 projects to deliver commercially important results, such as industrial-scale production of antibodies…

  • £8.8M investment to train bioindustrialists of the future

    BBSRC has awarded £8.8M to fund 93 bioscience PhD studentships in collaboration with industry. The four-year Industrial CASE studentships (previously known as 'Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering') are…

  • New £7.8M research facility for healthy ageing

    The Babraham Institute has opened a new £7.8M cutting-edge research building yesterday, uniting all of the Institute's academic research groups under one roof to help find answers to complex challenges, such as healthy ageing…

  • European strategy to tackle great challenges of agriculture and food security under climate change

    The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE JPI) Strategic Research Agenda has been launched following dialogue between high-level international scientists and stakeholders…

  • Impact reports published

    Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts has today (24 January 2013) announced the publication of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Impact Report 2012, during his speech at the Policy Exchange to update on progress…

  • Public asked to test new Research Council Gateway

    Research Councils UK (RCUK) is calling on the public to test out a new portal aimed at providing better access to information on research funded by the Research Councils. Gateway to Research is due to be officially launched…

  • Former Innovator of the Year given £500,000 to develop antibiotic company

    A former BBSRC Innovator of the Year has received £500,000 of investment from a venture capital firm to continue developing new antibiotics which target microbial DNA…

  • New poultry research facilities

    Poultry health and welfare, a key factor in a multi-billion pound food industry, will be boosted with the building of a new research centre. Work has already begun on the £14M National Avian Research Facility (NARF)…

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