Access keys

Skip to content Accessibility Home News, events and publications Site map Search Privacy policy Help Contact us Terms of use

News, events and publications

Latest news

A biological switch that reliably turns protein expression on at will has been invented by University of Bath and Cardiff University scientists.  The switch enables control of genome editing tools that might one day regulate cascades of desired genetic changes through entire populations.


If this surprisingly hot British summer has you fighting off unwelcome armpit aromas, you’ll be pleased to learn that science has just brought us a step closer to blocking body odour (BO). Researchers have unravelled a key part of the molecular process by which armpit bacteria produce the most pungent component of the noxious smell we recognise as BO.


A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels. The discovery was led by members of the same UK-US enzyme engineering team which, in April, improved a plastic-digesting enzyme, a potential breakthrough for the recycling of plastic waste.


News by topic

Copyright: Kyoshe Anamune/Flickr Food security news 

Agriculture, farming, food, livestock…

Copyright: BBSRC Fundamental bioscience news 

Understanding biology in the world around us…

Copyright: Thinkstock Health news 

Human health, animal health, viruses, ageing…

Copyright: iStock Industrial biotechnology news 

Industrial processes, energy, microbial factories…

Copyright: BBSRC People, skills and training news 

From the next generation of scientists to pioneering researchers…

Copyright: Thinkstock Policy news 

Position statements, governance, consultations, legislation…

Copyright: iStockphoto Research technology news 

New tools, techniques, equipment, facilities…

BBSRC on Twitter

Publications

Copyright: BBSRC Annual report and accounts 

BBSRC's annual report and accounts, Research Councils' pension schemes accounts

BBSRC Business magazine 

BBSRC Business connects our science with industry, policymakers and society.

Copyright: iStock Business, KE and innovation reports 

Business interaction strategy, bioprocessing, follow-on fund…

Copyright: iStockphoto Corporate brochures 

Fostering Innovation, research and innovation campuses, BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre…

Copyright: David Martin, Solexa Impact evidence reports 

Case studies of the impact of our funded research

Copyright: iStock Strategic and Delivery Plans 

Strategic Plan, Delivery Plan, Corporate Communications and Engagement Strategy

Copyright: Ingram Publishing Topic-based publications 

Agriculture and food security, industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, bioscience for health