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

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has awarded £14M to researchers in the UK to work on four new large-scale projects. This leading edge discovery research, funded through the strategic Longer Larger (sLoLa) grants call, aims to make major advances in our understanding of the fundamental biology of living systems.


Research funds of £250,000 are now available for five projects to tackle high priority pests and diseases threats for horticulture crops.This is the result of a new initiative from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) working together to invest in research for horticultural production.


BBSRC, in collaboration with the ESRC and the NERC, recently invested in seven projects awarded through the Newton Fund to provide solutions for long term, sustainable production of food in Colombia and Mexico. Projects include those to help boost the Mexican avocado crop and supporting Colombian cattle.


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

Upcoming events

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: iStockphoto Corporate brochures 

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

Copyright: iStock Strategic and Delivery Plans 

Forward Look for UK Bioscience, Delivery Plan, Corporate Communications and Engagement Strategy

Copyright: Ingram Publishing Topic-based publications 

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