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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.


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’.



Every year BBSRC invests more than £450M 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.