BBSRC: Profile of a UK Biosciences Research Council

02/10/2015 - 2 minutes

A brief profile of The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The BBSRC is the largest UK research council for non-medical biosciences, looking to dominate market in promoting public dialogue on bioscience and funding curiosity-led research, through a direct investment in bioscience research in UK universities and institutes.

logonhnIn particular BBSRC is aiming at promoting and supporting bioscience training and skills for the next generation of bio scientists with over €98M spent in knowledge exchange & skills in 2013-2014. The aim of the BBSCR is maintaining the UK at forefront of fundamental bioscience research providing the highest quality research environments, and providing the skilled people necessary for a strong science based environment.

Within BBSRC funding program three major strategic scientific priorities are taken into consideration including: agriculture and food security, industrial biotechnology & bioenergy and bioscience for health. With this in mind, they have strategic investments in 8 research institutes in the UK that focus in these areas.bbsrc

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