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Consortia building workshops for forthcoming "Integrated Omics" competition

Innovate UK and BBSRC are to invest up to £2.5m to stimulate innovative technology that exploits commercial opportunities through the integration of omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics,...

UK Government publishes Building a high value bioeconomy report

Following the March 2014 House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report, 'Waste or resource? Stimulating a bioeconomy' the government agreed tht there is an enormous opportunity for...

New study reveals widespread risk of infectious diseases to wild bees

Researchers have discovered a network of viruses, which were previously associated with managed honeybees, may now pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to a new study...

Step change for screening could boost biofuels

Researchers at the BBSRC strategically-funded Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels. The new...

KTN's launch event: capturing value in coming revolutions

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held its launch event on 26 February in Westminster. Under the banner ‘The Future. Faster.’ over two hundred guests assembled from government, the civil...

Catch up on the latest algal bioenergy news, events and funding

We have just published the latested edition of the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB SIG) newsletter, which this month features even more news updates, forthcoming events, and...

LONGITUDE PRIZE: What makes a winner?

The Longitude Prize 2014 is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund to help solve the problem of global antibiotic resistance. It is being run by Nesta, and is supported by Innovate...

What are the questions that need to be asked to help your business manage its impacts on food, water and the environment?

The Nexus Network brings together researchers, policy makers, business leaders and civil society to develop collaborative projects and improve decision making on food, energy, water and the...

Date for your diary: Steps to Sustainable Livestock, 12-15 January 2016, Bristol

An international conference   on sustainable ruminant livestock production   will take place in Bristol on 12-15 January 2016. The conference has resulted from the...

Competition now open for Summer 2015 Vacation Scholarships in the field of Animal Bioscience

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) are pleased to announce a call for four Summer 2015 Vacation Scholarship Awards as a means of...

UK PlantSci 2015, 1-15 April 2015, Harper Adams University

UK PlantSci is the annual conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF). The conference provides a unique opportunity to learn about the breadth of cutting edge plant science research...

Catch up on the latest Synthetic Biology news, events and funding calls

The Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group ( SynBio SIG ) have just published the latest edition of their newsletter, packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding...

Find out more about funding to help maximise value from existing feedstocks

Maximising Value from Existing Feedstocks: Funding Workshop, 17 March 2015, Birmingham The Plants to Products (   P2P ) BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy...

Plant Based Summit 8-10 April, 2015, Lille

Date:  08.04.2015 to 10.04.2015 Registration and information Document:    PBS 2015 Programme.pdf    See the Conference Program here The...

New research shows that animals tend to evolve toward larger size over time

Does evolution follow certain rules? If, in the words of the famed evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, one could "rewind the tape of life", would certain biological trends reemerge? Asked...

Minimising ‘false positives’ is key to vaccinating against bovine TB

New diagnostic tests are needed to make vaccination against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) viable and the number of false positives from these tests must be below 15 out of every 10,000 cattle...

Reducing GM crop contamination risks by turning cross-pollinators into self-pollinators

Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph...

Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout

When a rainbow trout falls prey to coldwater disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged wounds and ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill up to 30 percent of hatchery stock and costs...

Malaria vaccine candidate produced from algae

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have used algae as a mini-factory to produce a malaria parasite protein. The algae-produced protein, paired with an...

BBSRC and USDA-NIFA partner for animal disease prevention research

BBSRC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have announced five jointly-funded research awards that total more £2.3M from BBSRC and...
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