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News from 2018


Improved stem cell approach could aid fight against Parkinson's news

Hair colour gene study sheds new light on roots of redheads' locks 

Season's greetings from BBSRC news

UK-wide consortium to combat serious threat to plant health press release

Soil bacteria provide a promising E. coli treatment news

Don't quibble with a Gribble: why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood news

Launch of first UK led experiment to the International Space Station BBSRC press release


2018: A year in review news

Planned outage of Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system news

£5.1 million UKRI funding for UK aquaculture research and innovation BBSRC press release

Fantastic yeasts and where to find them feature

Space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement press release 

Oxford - Axol collaboration secure funding to grow brains in the lab news

Building a low carbon future: £11m to fund Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Networks announced BBSRC press release

World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease celebrates 60th anniversary press release

Earlham Institute branches out to Darwin Tree of Life press release


BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2019 news

BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2019 - Apply now video 

BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2019 - Coming soon video 

Babraham Institute achieves new Silver Athena SWAN award press release

Studying cellular fats reveals how to protect cells from the common cold news

Call for new green innovations to tackle climate change press release

Green Great Britain Week news

Transforming coffee waste into electricity BBSRC press release 

Gut microbiota health linked to bacterial infections news

'Artificial embryos' may reduce the need for animals in research press release

BBSRC's Executive Chair shares bioscience advances at Royal Society of Biology's seventh parliamentary reception BBSRC press release

Flower power: how floral research is seeding impact feature

Understanding worm stem cells could tap into the potential of our own news


New UKRI system needs community input on Horizon 2020 grants news

Forward Look for UK Bioscience news

£7m multilateral programme to tackle swine and poultry disease press release

Ebola and Lassa fever targeted by new vaccine trial and improved surveillance press release

Pirbright collaboration provides tools for peste des petits ruminants eradication news

Worms in space: The Molecular Muscle Experiment BBSRC press release 

Pirbright scientists help combat African swine fever news


Scientists decode opium poppy genome news

Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) BBSRC press release

Sequencing of biting midge genome paves way for control video 

Joint electronic Submissions (Je-S) system news

Genomics holds the key to unravelling history of life press release

Gene expression response to sea lice in salmon skin news

Previously grainy wheat genome comes into focus press release

Seeding a new green revolution press release

£90 million to help feed the 9 billion BBSRC press release

Epic genetic: the hidden story of wheat news

Milk from bulk storage tanks could be used for foot-and-mouth disease testing press release

Rural poverty in eastern Africa could be reduced with foot-and-mouth disease vaccination strategy press release

UK researchers create sustainable feed solution for farmed salmon press release


£15 million joint investment between UK and India takes aim at global challenges BBSRC press release

Burns' works authenticated by new, minimally destructive scientific technique press release

Together for Impact: Sam Gyimah on his first ministerial visit to India commends UKRI-India research and innovation partnership press release 

Gene study pinpoints superbug link between people and animals press release

The Hidden Half: CT scans reveal the underground secrets of plants feature

A novel switch to control genome editing press release

Don't sweat it: Scientists identify key step in production of BO news


A new 'promiscuous' enzyme helps turn plant waste into sustainable products news

Insects inform next generation of miniature drone design feature

Swat or swipe-right? Insect sex lives revealed feature

Infection mechanisms of ash dieback unravelled BBSRC press release

UK agriculture benefits from nearly £2 million support towards sustainability improvement BBSRC press release

£900 million Future Leaders investment will sustain the UK as global home of research talent news

Gene-edited pigs are resistant to billion dollar virus, study finds news

New type of photosynthesis discovered news

Two BBSRC grant holders recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 news

Horticultural crops to benefit from improved resistance to bacterial infections news

Self-sustaining loop of chemical reactions could revolutionise drug production news

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks news


Strength in Places Fund call open news

Use your expertise and experience and join BBSRC's committees and pool of experts news

How wheat can root out the 'take-all' fungus news

Department of Health signs MOU with Argentina that will lead to £5 million support via UKRI to tackle AMR in agriculture and impact on the environment press release

Increasing the accessibility of sandpits feature

Publication of the Strategic Review of Bioimaging in the UK news

Innovator of the Year 2018 video 

Radio 4's Today programme to feature researchers from BBSRC strategically-funded Institute IBERS BBSRC press release

Former BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists shortlisted for the 2018 European Inventor of the Year award news

Innovator of the Year 2018 BBSRC press release

£40 million to create a new interface between bioscience and medicine BBSRC press release

UK-Brazil research partnerships to tackle anti-microbial and insect pest resistance in Brazilian agriculture BBSRC press release


Six projects awarded funding to help make agriculture sustainable in Colombia BBSRC press release

Just one more ash dieback spore could push European ash trees to the brink news

The 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists revealed BBSRC press release

Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme press release

Healthy soil lifts animal weight press release

Wheat research discovery could shape future crops press release

Newton funding for agri-tech innovation with benefits for UK and China press release

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme news


Bee survival computer model adopted by industry BBSRC press release

Single vaccine developed for avian flu and duck enteritis press release

Professor Melanie Welham selected for the role of Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BBSRC press release

BBSRC gender pay gap report published news

UKRI-BBSRC Council members appointed news

New solution to harmful algal blooms news

New environmentally friendly process to create grapefruit flavouring news

Placenta defects proven to be a factor in prenatal deaths press release

Government position on UK participation in Horizon 2020 news


Harnessing the power of biology Impact Report 2017 news

Swine and Poultry Research Initiative to address microbiological diseases news

Simple arsenic sensor could save lives news

BBSRC at the NFU conference 2018 news

UK's The Pirbright Institute plays a role in DARPA's Safe Genes programme news

Factors driving herbicide resistance news

Leading UK research debuts at the 2018 AAAS annual meeting news

NIAB EMR-China research unlocks strawberry disease resistance press release

Sweet route to greater yields press release

The evolution of an innovator news

Pirbright helps demonstrate the UK remains free from bluetongue virus news

Curapel, finalist in BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition, launches its first product news


New field station makes space for innovative crop science news

Superior athletic capability gives predators the edge at high speeds, but low speed manoeuvrability favours prey survival news

New Caledonian crows extract prey faster with complex hooked tools news

Discovery of a new source of world's deadliest toxin news

AI 'scientist' finds that toothpaste ingredient may help fight drug-resistant malaria news

Scientists zoom in to watch DNA code being read BBSRC press release

How good bacteria control your genes news

Less chewing the cud, more greening the fuel news

A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling? news

New chicken immune cell increases susceptibility to Marek's disease news

BBSRC congratulates members of the bioscience community who are recognised in the New Year's Honours list 2018 news