BBSRC-funded scientists working with colleagues in the UK and France have gained the first structural insights into the warfare that takes place when bacteria are starved of nutrients. Bacteria produce antimicrobial lasso peptides…
Science Minister David Willetts will announce £12M for synthetic biology facilities and training at the opening address of the SynBioBeta Conference reception tonight. The UK Research Councils, led by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), will award £10M to establish five centres for DNA synthesis across the UK to further develop the UK’s research base in synthetic biology.
BBSRC has been a driving force behind UK stem cell research over the past 20 years, having played a key role in building research capacity through targeted funding initiatives and specialist training for researchers. BBSRC’s support for research to understand the basic biological properties and behaviour of stem cells, from both model organisms and humans…