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Advanced Life Sciences Research Technology initiative

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 24 March 2014 – 13 May 2014

Funding total


The budget for this call was approximately £8M with up to £2M additional funding to purchase computing equipment that provides new capability or enhances capacity for the management and analysis of 'big data'. 

Number of projects funded


For funding details of awarded grants and the rank order of all applicants for this call see below.

Awarded grants (XLSX 12KB)

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Rank order (XLSX 24KB)

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To purchase items of advanced research equipment and the development of capability in its creative use, which is a key component in maintaining the competitiveness of the UK research base.

Key aims

  • To pioneer the use of emerging advanced research technology in the UK and its novel application in areas of bioscience
  • To address capability in our strategic priority areas: Agriculture and food security; Industrial biotechnology and bioenergy; Bioscience for health

Panel members

Chris Pollock (Chair) - Independent
Rob Beynon (Deputy Chair) - University of Liverpool
Stephanie Allen - The University of Nottingham
Michael Bevan - John Innes Centre
Roslyn Bill - Aston University
Paola Borri - Cardiff University
Julian Burke - Leica Microsystems
Helen Cooper - University of Birmingham
Paul French - Imperial College London
Gwen Le Gall - Institute of Food Research (now the Quadram Institute)
Pippa Hawes - The Pirbright Institute
Kathryn Lilley - University of Cambridge
Marisa Martin-Fernandez - STFC-RAL
Tracy Melvin - University of Southampton
Justin Molloy - MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Raymond Owens - University of Oxford
Andrew Pitt - Aston University
Liz Reynolds - General Bioinformatics
David Stephens - University of Bristol
Fiona Tomley - Royal Veterinary College
Eimer Tuite - Newcastle University


Advanced Life Sciences Research Technology initiative

Related calls: agriculture energy food industrial biotechnology research technologies