Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Funding agency

Contact information
www.bbsrc.ac.uk
Paul Wiley


Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House
SN2 1UH Swindon
United Kingdom

Description
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

Funded by Government, and with an annual budget of around £467M (2012-2013), we support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research, and the people we fund, are helping society to meet major challenges, such as food security, green energy and industries, and living healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

This page was last updated 29-04-2014