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Insects inform next generation of miniature drone design

Insects inform next generation of miniature drone design

Think of a miniature drone, and most of us picture a quadcopter. Recent years have seen an explosion in the range of applications for drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Swat or swipe-right? Insect sex lives revealed

Swat or swipe-right? Insect sex lives revealed

Dr Simon Carpenter, head of the Entomology group at The Pirbright Institute, swipes right on some stars of the insect dating scene.

Increasing the accessibility of sandpits

Innovator of the Year 2018

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and Professor Rob Honey from Cardiff University have been named as BBSRC’s Innovator of the year 2018 - awards that celebrate excellent research which has demonstrated impact. Twelve finalists competed for the title at The Mermaid London last night, 16 May 2018.

Increasing the accessibility of sandpits

Increasing the accessibility of sandpits

This July, the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, hosted by BBSRC, is holding an interdisciplinary sandpit - an intensive discussion forum where free thinking is encouraged. Dr Melanie Collins, International Coordinator and Strategy Manager for GFS, shares how we are working to make sandpits more accessible.

Innovator of the year

2018 Finalists

The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced. Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid in London on 16 May 2018.

Come and see who they are and how they feel about being nominated.

BBSRC Women in Science and Innovation

Women in research have changed the world. Members of our research community have played an important role in shaping the course of history with their commitment to the bioscience world.

Sarah Cleaveland, OBE

I am a vet!

We talk to Sarah Cleaveland, OBE, who won last year's BBSRC 'Innovator of the Year' award for International Impact. The work of the Scottish-based vet is credited with having saved hundreds of human lives.

Firefighter

Behavioural neuroscience improves firefighter decision-making

BBSRC-funded behavioural neuroscience research at Cardiff University underpinned changes to the national guidance provided to Incident Commanders in the UK Fire and Rescue Services.

Professor Polly Roy

Professor Polly Roy

This year’s annual ‘Women in Health’ lecture at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) featured Professor Polly Roy with a talk on 'How a Virus Works’.

Innovation

Innovation

Every year BBSRC invests more than £450 million in research and training in the excellent UK bioscience community. Research creatively addresses challenges and advances our knowledge.Discover more innovative research.

Impact Report 2017

Impact report 2017

Harnessing the power of biology

Innovator of the year

Innovator of the year

Now celebrating its 10th year, this competition recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research.