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News from 2015


£10M UK-India Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen news

Rapid 'dipstick' test tackles fatal sleeping sickness BBSRC press release 

£14M funding for major long-term science studies BBSRC press release

YES celebrates two decades by crowning winning scientists BBSRC press release

Scientists create first map of the wheat epigenome press release

Testing England Cricketers: performance and vision video 

£4.4M grant to develop a yeast alternative to palm oil press release

TGAC appoints new Director press release

New research explores high-value applications for rapeseed oil press release

New smartphone app to help UK farmers protect crops news

Biodiversity bounces back press release

How bacterial predators kill other bacteria without harming themselves BBSRC press release

New insights into genetic cause of autoimmune diseases news

Biomass crops can enhance landscape biodiversity press release


Red clover genome to help restore sustainable farming press release

Professor Jackie Hunter to step down as BBSRC Chief Executive news

John Innes Centre scientists use CRISPR technology to edit crop genes press release

Why we need to invest in our longer life video 

Future wheat cultivation will be limited by adverse weather in Europe press release

Survey seeks views on imaging for the biosciences news

The Nurse Review – Ensuring a Successful Research Endeavour news

How to save British wildlife: use your loaf news

First study showing pesticide exposure can affect crop pollination by bees BBSRC press release 

Could plants help to save our seas? video 

National Capability launched as a LEAF Innovation Centre press release

TGAC announces an important milestone in wheat research press release

Could seaweed help to beat obesity? video 

Intellectual disabilities may share disease mechanisms press release

Intensive farming link to bovine TB press release

Launch of a roadmap for non-animal technologies news

IB Catalyst programme round 5 news

Network to foster the best in animal welfare research BBSRC press release

From starving chicks come greedy birds press release

Rothamsted Research and the Value of Excellence news

When crows connect press release


Competition to design farming related science activities news

Improving the reproducibility of biomedical research press release

Hot processor speeds up UK genome analysis press release

International Wheat Yield Partnership awards funding for eight projects news

Agrimetrics: the first Centre for Agricultural Innovation opens press release

Lobsters, scallops and whisky among £17.8M Agri-Tech projects press release

Two finalists advance from Biotechnology YES workshop news

Scientists produce beneficial natural compounds from plants in tomatoes press release

Prawns reveal the secrets of innovation press release

UK and China team up on superbug research press release

Early-career researcher competition to produce GFS report on sustainable nutrition news

New technique offers a window into light-activated therapies press release

Stress in pregnancy can impact future generations press release

Surface waves influence how a cell divides news

Queen or worker? Flexibility of roles relies on a few genes press release 

New BBSRC Pool of Experts and Committee members video 

Director of The Pirbright Institute stepping down news

Survey report shows 'life' isn't a barrier to a successful research career press release

Possible new treatment for neurodegenerative diseases found press release

Ancient alga knew how to survive on land before it left water and evolved into first plant video 

BBSRC survey of non-faculty researchers news


Yeast treasure-trove goes live news

Octocopter! Experimental drone for agricultural research feature 

IBERS awarded £898k to produce green fuel faster press release

New collaborative research funding opportunities for UK and Irish researchers news

Researchers, innovators and local authorities to realise vision for future cities news

Scientists discover easy method to propagate willow press release

Seasonal body clock discovered in animals press release

Promiscuity of H3N8 flu virus raises concern as scientists demonstrate some strains can go undetected in pigs press release

Plant discovery could help develop stress-resistant crops press release

Nocturnal migrant songbirds and moths sense the wind currents and use the wind differently to assist them with their journeys press release

Swinging on 'monkey bars': motor proteins caught in the act press release 

First GFS Food System Resilience call opens news

Innovator of the Year 2016 open for applications news

Poster competition for researchers working on new breeding technologies news

Research Councils consult on technology development news

Plants vs Explosives video 

Aberystwyth University project shortlisted for Impact Awards press release

Survey on arthropod vector biology and vector borne disease news

Changing the biological data visualisation world press release

Genome-editing position statement news

Smoother tasting ice cream in the pipeline press release

Come here and be quiet! Genes physically held in silencing 'lock-down' in embryonic stem cells press release


BBSRC funds international disease transmission study news

Methanotrophs: bacteria that could protect our environment press release

How plant sensors detect pathogens press release

The potential in your pond press release

A decade of changes to the UK health research landscape press release

Discovery of trigger for bugs' defences could lead to new antibiotics press release

New research could help build computers from DNA press release

Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity press release

Making bone in the lab feature 

Study identifies cause of disruption in brain's communication channels linked to psychiatric disorders press release

TGAC leads scheme to reduce threat to Vietnam's most important crop press release

Progress toward the perfect pea press release

Young minds think alike – and older people are more distractible press release 

Pioneering spin-out sold for $160 million news

Novel fly model of motor neuron degeneration provides new avenues for exploration in humans press release


BBSRC and ESRC join forces to shed light on epigenetics BBSRC press release

Study finds brain chemicals that keep wakefulness in check press release

'Imperfect' vaccines could put unvaccinated individuals at greater risk of severe illness press release

BBSRC awards £1.5M for Impact Acceleration Accounts news

How ants use 'combs' and 'brushes' to keep themselves clean press release 

£4.7M for science to benefit British farming BBSRC press release

New method to generate extended data for genome assemblies press release

Six studies funded to improve our diets and health BBSRC press release

What is the bioeconomy? news

Independent reports highlight economic benefits of bioscience news

Agricultural science is open for innovation press release

How to rule a gene galaxy press release

New study reveals improved way to interpret high-throughput biological data press release

Dr Celia Caulcott appointed Vice-Provost, Enterprise, at UCL news

High containment: inside the world of virus research feature 

World's first Field Scanalyzer at Rothamsted Research press release

The first GM oilseed crop to produce omega-3 fish oils in the field press release

'Selfish' bacteria link IBD and gut microbiota changes press release

The Flu Fighters: animated explainer video 


Plant scientists and microbiologists ask: "What's important to you?" press release

Genetic discovery uncovers key tool for morphine production in poppies press release

GM wheat did not repel aphid pests in the field press release

Veterinary vaccinology vision to improve animal health and welfare BBSRC press release

Research Councils and PraxisUnico announce Impact Awards 2015 finalists press release

Single-cell technologies advance the value of genomics press release

Expanding the DNA alphabet: 'extra' DNA base found to be stable in mammals press release

Global alliance to bring together research on avian diseases BBSRC press release

New adventures in high street milk feature

BBSRC Chief Executive wins pharmaceutical prize news

New research projects announced to support sustainable aquaculture news

BBSRC commit £2M to improve animal health and welfare news

Birthday Honours 2015 news

Mould unlocks new route to biofuels press release

Britain needs 'super-sub bees' to maintain food supply press release

Transatlantic science connection for better beer press release

All change for bacterial outer membrane proteins press release

John Innes Centre scientists help settle an epigenetic debate news

New innovation and skills sections for the BBSRC website news

£4M to fund important food crops from BBSRC and NERC news


Global Food Security (GFS) develops new funding programme news

Call for BBSRC Pool of Experts, Strategy Panels and Committees news

Better safe than sorry – careful crows watch their tools press release

£5M boost to superbug researchers press release


How do bone cells grow in space? video 

Innovator of the Year news


Pig-borne disease most likely jumped into humans when rearing practices changed press release

A new vision for Food, Nutrition and Health research news

Over £6M funding awarded to protect British livestock BBSRC press release

Report identifies opportunities for scaling up industrial biotechnology and bioenergy news

Biotechnology: £20M funding boost for UK projects press release

Biotechnology YES underway in 20th year with a new partner on board news

Changes to BBSRC fellowships following fundamental review news

New Chair and Council Members for BBSRC news

BBSRC vision of bioscience for health news

Agricultural waste could be useful as biofuel press release

Je-S system unavailable for five days in April 2015 news

Changes to iCASE studentships news

£16M boost for agricultural innovators press release

BBSRC website moves to new platform news

2015 BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists announced news

'Superfeed' lupin will provide soya-grade protein from UK farms press release

£12M for first national Centre for Agricultural Innovation news

John Innes Centre scientist awarded Royal Microscopical Society Vice President's Medal press release

How do we choose the food we eat? feature 

Scientists transfer pathogen-sensing 'antenna' gene to wheat news

Novel online bioinformatics tool significantly reduces time of multiple genome analysis press release

CT scanning shows why tilting trees produce better biofuel news

BBSRC and RSE renew commitment to Enterprise Fellowships news

New imaging technique could reveal secrets of organ development BBSRC press release 

Genetic diversity key to protecting dog health say experts press release

Human brains age less than previously thought press release 

New study reveals widespread risk of infectious diseases to wild bees press release

Pollution and climate change put pressure on wildlife press release

Step change for screening could boost biofuels press release

Global surveillance leaves 'cereal killers' nowhere to hide press release


New genomics-driven surveillance to track crop diseases press release

Bacteria 'hotwire their genes' to fix a faulty motor press release

Preferred candidate for next BBSRC Chair announced news

BBSRC and USDA-NIFA partner for animal disease prevention research press release

Business Secretary announces £20M for UK industrial biotechnology press release

RCUK and PraxisUnico Impact Awards for KEC teams open to entries press release

Rainbow Seed Fund invests in Synthace news

New collaborations tackle bioscience big data challenges BBSRC press release

Imperial College London invests in Babraham Research Campus facility press release

Smokers tend to have thinner brain cortex, study suggests press release

Study shows urban habitats provide haven for UK bees BBSRC press release

Computer model of blood development could speed up search for new leukaemia drugs press release

New tools to breed cereal crops that survive flooding press release

Scientists find potential way of controlling leaf blotch disease in wheat press release

Kidney images reveal the secrets of how organ develops press release

Artificially-intelligent robot scientist 'Eve' could boost search for new drugs press release

Scientists discover viral 'Enigma machine' press release

Report identifies vulnerable research skills and capabilities in the UK news

Study finds first genes associated with general cognitive function press release

Scientists unlock one of Nature's best-kept secrets: How plants make natural medicines press release


BBSRC describes 'vision' for postdoctoral researchers news

Business Secretary announces £40M for UK synthetic biology press release 

Oil from GM plants can substitute fish oil in fish feeds press release

New world-class scientific collaboration to combat devastating crop rusts press release

Impacts of bioscience: 2007-2013 feature 

BBSRC publishes latest Impact Report news

Cutting-edge bioscience building opens to develop businesses BBSRC press release

Smart farming technique to boost yields and cut fertiliser pollution press release

Rothamsted Research appoints Head of Site at North Wyke press release

£15.8M for long-term projects tackling major scientific challenges BBSRC press release

Scientists develop new software using avatars to picture the complexity of cells press release

Biological Visualization Network is launched news

UK Science Landscape Project for Council for Science and Technology press release

The International Wheat Yield Partnership appoints Program Director press release

New Director for Institute of Food Research news

New Year's Honours 2015 news

PHI-base – a database to protect crop yields and human health press release

£4M boost for hearing research press release

Join the Animal Welfare Research Network news