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  Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a British Research Council supporting several scientific research institutes and university research departments in the UK.
Receiving its funding through the Office of Science and Innovation (formerly the Office of Science and Technology), the BBSRC's responsibility is to increase basic knowledge and understanding in biology and develop biological technology and applications.
BBSRC is managed by the BBSRC Council consisting of a chairman (currently Dr Peter Ringrose), a chief executive (Professor Julia Goodfellow) and from ten to eighteen representatives from British universities, government and industry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biotechnology_and_Biological_Sciences_Research_Council   (434 words)

  
 Agricultural and Food Research Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Agricultural and Food Research Council (AFRC), was a British Research Council responsible for funding and managing scientific and technological developments in farming and horticulture.
The AFRC was formed in 1983 from its predecessor, the Agricultural Research Council (ARC).
It was replaced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as a result of government reorganisation in 1994.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agricultural_and_Food_Research_Council   (113 words)

  
 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Research | Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The BBSRC is one of the seven research councils in the UK, and is the biggest funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences at universities and institutes throughout the UK.
BBSRC research grants are intended to provide researchers with support for research projects of timeliness and promise in which the principal applicant(s) will be personally involved.
Collaborative research with industry to accelerate the commercial exploitation of government funded pre-competitive research and to focus on advances in science and engineering with particular commercial promise.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/research/story/0,9865,478279,00.html   (1600 words)

  
 Home > Research Information Sources > General > Funding
The scientific remit of the GDB is to "support research which seeks to establish fundamental principles of genetics and gene function in all organisms, or which seeks to understand developmental mechanisms in animals, plants and model microbes including fungi".
It was formed in 1994 by the incorporation of the former Agricultural and Food Research Council with the biotechnology and biological sciences programmes of the former Science and Engineering Research Council.
The main purpose of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is to assess the quality of research in universities and colleges in the UK to enable the higher education funding bodies to selectively distribute public funds for research.
bioresearch.ac.uk /nb/6b48ead3213667e22b099916ceaeb856.html   (1154 words)

  
 Next generation bioscience centres awarded £27M - 20 April   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As the biological sciences become increasingly quantitative and predictive, it is important that we see modern bioscientists as researchers tackling an important biological question; be they computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians or life scientists.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the UK funding agency for research in the life sciences.
Sponsored by Government, BBSRC annually invests around £336 million in a wide range of research that makes a significant contribution to the quality of life for UK citizens and supports a number of important industrial stakeholders including the agriculture, food, chemical, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.
www.bbsrc.ac.uk /media/pressreleases/06_04_20_sysbio.html   (1014 words)

  
 Whisky fans can drink to crop research
Scientists funded in part by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are beginning a new programme to uncover key genes that control the specific characteristics of different barley varieties.
The research at SCRI is part of an ongoing study into the underlying genetic mechanisms that control yield, quality and sustainability of barley.
The research is focused on plants to improve the understanding of processes that regulate their growth and response to pests, pathogens and the environment.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-07/babs-wfc070505.php   (668 words)

  
 Research
Research performed by the Group is concerned with understanding the regulation of intracellular pH via surface-membrane transport proteins that move H+ ions or their ionic equivalent (OH-, HCO3-) either into or out of the cell, with the aim of producing an integrated description of pHi control within a cell type.
Research areas include the genetics of asthma, mast cells and basophils in inflammation and tissue remodelling, mechanisms of differentiation in epithelial cells, growth factors and cell signalling, proteinase/ antiproteinase balance in remodelling, and role of transcription factors in the regulation of the allergic inflammatory response.
Research is focused on the study of the structure and function of proteins and combines the techniques of molecular biology, protein crystallography and molecular graphics and modelling.
bioresearch.ac.uk /browse/mesh/D012106.html   (9297 words)

  
 Ultimus software to be used by UK research body - Computer Business Review
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the UK's principal public funder of basic bioscience research, is set to use business process management software from North Carolina-based Ultimus as part of a plan to improve the provision of its grants for educational research.
BBSRC, a non-departmental public body, supports research and research training in universities and research institutes throughout the UK and invests approximately GBP 336 million per annum in some of the most exciting areas of contemporary science, including genomics, stem cell biology and bionanotechnology.
Research grant applications from research scientists are made to BBSRC and are subject to a peer review process, which enables BBSRC to decide which applications are of the highest quality and which will receive funding.
www.cbronline.com /article_news.asp?guid=73AFA3E2-090C-44C4-8386-EABDCB772B74   (496 words)

  
 ESF - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is established by Royal Charter.
It was formed on 1 April 1994 - by the incorporation of the former Agricultural and Food Research Council with biotechnology and biological sciences programmes of the former Science and Engineering Research Council.
The Council supports research in research institutes and in Interdisciplinary Research Centres, as well as groups and units in universities.
www.esf.org /esf_genericpage.php?section=8&language=0&genericpage=590   (230 words)

  
 GNN - Government News Network
Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury today announced the re-appointment of Professor Julia Goodfellow as Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Julia has been responsible for an internationally recognised research group and her ongoing research interests include the use of computer simulation techniques to study the structure and function of large molecules.
She is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Biology, the Institute of Physics and the Royal College of Arts.
www.gnn.gov.uk /environment/detail.asp?ReleaseID=156568&NewsAreaID=2&NavigatedFromDepartment=False   (496 words)

  
 "John Innes Centre loses research partner as company restructures"
The JIC is grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Its mission is not only to fund internationally competitive research, but also to provide training in the biosciences, to foster opportunities for knowledge transfer and innovation and to promote interaction with the public and other stakeholders on issues of scientific interest.
The wide range of research funded by BBSRC makes a significant contribution to the quality of life for UK citizens and supports a number of important industrial stakeholders including the agriculture, food, chemical, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.
www.biotech-info.net /JIC_syngenta.html   (909 words)

  
 OST: Public appointments to the Research Councils   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Appointments to the Research Councils are made by Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC)
An annual round of appointments to the Research Councils is organised by the Office of Science and Technology.
www.ost.gov.uk /research/councils/appoint/index.htm   (963 words)

  
 BBSRC - the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
BBSRC is the UK's leading funding agency for academic research and training in the non-clinical life sciences
Support for research grant holders, fellows and postgraduate students...
International linkages and funding contribute to the UK's leading position in many areas of biotechnology and biological sciences.
www.bbsrc.ac.uk   (79 words)

  
 Welcome to the Institute of Food Research
World-class research leaders in Systems Biology, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Nutrition, GI Tract Biology are sought to join IFR for the study of the relationship between diet and health, food borne microbial pathogens and food innovation.
The link between crop research and cancer may not be immediately obvious, but is highlighted in a new publication (April 2006) by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
IFR is focussing on science across a range of food and nutrition-related disciplines with the goal of providing evidence for how food can be a means of improving the health of individuals and of preventing or reducing the risk of food-related
www.ifr.bbsrc.ac.uk   (373 words)

  
 Faster method to create antibodies for disease research
Faster method to create antibodies for disease research British scientists are pioneering a new technique to produce large numbers of antibodies quickly and reliably to help the study of dangerous bacteria.
The research, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is a critical area for study as bacteria such as streptococcus cause deadly blood infections and 'flesh eating bug disease'.
The researchers from Imperial College London at Hammersmith Hospital discovered that a large proportion of antibodies created in response to synthetic peptide immunisation bind to the end of a peptide known as the C-terminus.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-10/babs-fmt100605.php   (520 words)

  
 Ecology of Vision Research Grants [SoBS - UoB]
1996: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (7/S05042) "Avian UV vision and sexual selection", £142k including 3 years salary for Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (Dr Andy T.D. Bennett).
1997: Natural Environment Research Council (GR3/11212) "Analysis of light induced interactions in the deep sea: bioluminescence and its relation to vision, reflectance and fluorescence", £184k including 3 years salary for Post-Graduate Research Assistant,Rachel Ince.
2003: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (7-S18905) "Spatio-chromatic encoding of natural scenes in avian vision.", £344k including 3 years salary for 2 x Post-Doctoral Research Assistants (Dr Emma Smith and Dr.
www.bio.bris.ac.uk /research/vision/grants.htm   (390 words)

  
 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - Chief Executive's Statement by Professor Julia Goodfellow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
BBSRC will continue to fund high quality basic research in plant and animal sciences to help provide economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture and land use in the UK.
It covers generic science, applicable to many fields, but particularly to clinical research and to supporting healthcare industries, on the grounds that effective treatment of disease requires a proper understanding of the healthy organism.
In training, the Council will review its portfolio at masters, doctoral and post-doctoral levels to ensure the delivery of the science objectives, and work with Research Councils UK (RCUK) on the implementation of the Roberts Review to enhance research careers.
www.ost.gov.uk /research/forwardlook03/statements/research/goodfellow2.htm   (770 words)

  
 UK Research Councils
The UK research councils are autonomous, non-departmental public bodies principally funded from the science budget received from the Office of Science and Technology.
They support research, study and training in universities and other higher education establishments, their own institutes and international research centres.
CLRC - Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Council
www.bangor.ac.uk /research/funding/UK_Research_Councils.php   (421 words)

  
 BBSRC: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC): The... | vitamin B12, Universities of Cambridge ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The researchers, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), found that no algae have the necessary genes to produce vitamin B12.
Dr Alison Smith, one of the research leaders at the University of Cambridge, said, "What these observations demonstrate is that, although algae live by harvesting the sun's energy through photosynthesis, many of them are like animals in that they need another organism to supply them with a vital nutrient.
Research into fundamental relationships and microscopic bacteria may not seem important at first but it is only by improving our understanding at this level that we can discover how to maintain the health of ecosystems at a global level."
webbolt.ecnext.com /coms2/description_58242_BBSRC110106_SUS   (1020 words)

  
 BBSRC - The science we support - Oasis - research database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Research Grants (for specified projects in universities, research institutes and research centres).
Research Projects (at BBSRC-sponsored Institutes, Horticulture Research International, and at the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research).
These are funded by BBSRC's Competitive Strategic Grant (CSG) to the Institute and are listed on this database as CSG projects.
dataserv.bbsrc.ac.uk /Welcome.html   (163 words)

  
 School of Biological Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Based in the School of Biological Sciences, the centre is in a well-resourced and modern environment.
Funded by the BBSRC, COGEME is a consortium of UK universities (Manchester, UMIST, Kent, Aberdeen, Oxford, Bristol, IACR) which aim to establish, national, state of the art facilities for the analysis of the transcriptome and proteome of the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Led by Professor Tim Hardingham of the School fo Biological Sciences and Professor David Williams, University of Liverpool, the centre establishes a new collaboration translating major advances in bioscience into innovative ways for using tissue engineering to solve clinical problems.
www.biomed.man.ac.uk /rgs/centres.asp   (604 words)

  
 NDPB 1997 Report - The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is established by Royal Charter and was formed on 1 April 1994.
BBSRC funding of specific-applied research was opened to a wider range of providers, including private sector, not-for-profit bodies, research council institutes, Government Research Establishments and agencies;
BBSRC office is committed to the development of an Action Plan for achieving IiP status.
www.archive.official-documents.co.uk /document/caboff/pubbod97/bbsrc.htm   (639 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Health | Experts guard access to research
Medical research bodies are joining together in a bid to reduce the risk of sensitive medical research falling into the hands of terrorists.
The Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council are seeking to assuage public concerns.
Scientists say research into harmful biological pathogens and toxins has to continue to aid the fight against the disease they cause, and to improve the response to any bioterror attacks.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/health/4219692.stm   (531 words)

  
 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC): Sun... | Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Using model plant species, such as the tiny weed Arabidopsis, the researchers have uncovered one of the processes used by the plants to protect themselves from potentially lethal environmental conditions.
The scientists, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), have found that plants are able to turn unwanted absorbed light into heat by altering the structure of one of the proteins in these membranes.
The researchers have been working with agricultural institutes in South America and the Asia to start to work out how their knowledge of the defence mechanisms in model plants such as Arabidopsis could be used to improve the photosynthesis rates of staple crops such as rice and the common bean.
webbolt.ecnext.com /coms2/description_58140_BBSRC120106_SUS   (1100 words)

  
 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Order 1994
And whereas the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is established by Royal Charter for purposes connected with scientific research and consists of persons appointed by a Minister of the Crown:
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, whose objects are specified in the Schedule to this Order, is established as a Research Council for purposes of the Science and Technology Act 1965.
This Order may be cited as the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Order 1994 and shall come into force on 1st April 1994.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1994/Uksi_19940423_en_1.htm   (455 words)

  
 biotechnology
John Innes Centre (JIC) is one of 8 research institutes partly sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is committed to disseminating the results of their research as widely as possible, and reacts to scientific issues of public concern.
The Roslin Institute is "one of the world's leading centres for research on farm animals", and its research interests lie in animal breeding, animal welfare and behaviour, genomics and bioinformatics, and transgenics and biotechnology.
agrifor.ac.uk /browse/cabi/19c6d540fe6ca07db57d463c6b1efec6.html   (5562 words)

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