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News from 2020


Bilateral Agreement Supports New Research Awards on Bioinformatics, Microbiomes, and Synthetic Biology news

New Executive Director appointed news


Handover signals the completion of the new Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise bioscience campus news

Bioscience Impacts: a closer look at what £450m investments can deliver to the UK news

Synthetic biology highlight grant awards 

Space to grow, or grow in space – how vertical farms could be ready to take-off news

Compounds show promise in search for tuberculosis antibiotics news


Sugar consumption shown to be a driving factor in onset of pancreatic cancer 

Babraham Research Campus at the forefront in supporting the UK's early-stage bioscience enterprises news


UK consortium launches COVID-19 Protein Portal to provide essential reagents for SARS-CoV-2 research news


Babraham Director, Professor Michael Wakelam, 1955 – 2020 news

Coronavirus updates 


Creating spinouts from biotechnology 

Professor Eleanor Riley, Director of the Roslin Institute to step down press release

UKRI launches consultation on Open Access policy news

Pirbright determines bluetongue strain and origin in 2016 Cyprus outbreak 


Pirbright first to characterise chicken proteins thought to cause immune exhaustion 

Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream 

Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better – BBSRC-funded study shows 

Pathways to Impact: Impact core to the UK Research and Innovation application process 

UKRI announces new Quality and Food Loss Network press release

The Global Food Security programme: Ground-breaking research programme to improve health through better diet 

Mirren takes on olive killer in new animation news

The pathogen has caused great destruction to olive crops across Europe and the John Innes Centre – the independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology – is at the forefront of efforts to keep the disease out of the UK.

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