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UKRI-BBSRC’s Strategy Advisory Panels play a key role in delivering UKRI-BBSRC's mission by providing expert input and advice that helps shape and develop our strategy and ensures that our investment decisions are supported by expert knowledge and insight from members of the scientific research and innovation community, including those with broad experience between and across disciplines. The core panels are made up of 6-8 members, supplemented as appropriate with additional subject matter experts according to business need at any given time.

The Bioscience Skills and Careers Strategy Advisory Panel (BSC) has received input from a Bioscience Skills and Careers Early Career Researcher (ECR) Subgroup (formerly the Postdoctoral Researcher Subgroup) since March 2013. The terms of reference and remit of the subgroup has recently been refreshed to ensure that the group continues to contribute to BBSRC business in the most useful way.

Sir Peter Ratcliffe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 today, jointly with William Kaelin Jr and Gregg Semenza, ‘for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability’.

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