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Crop genomics and technologies

This scheme is administered by RCUK India and the UK Science and Innovation Network.

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 25 March 2013 – 19 June 2013


  • India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Funding total

BBSRC and DBT have earmarked up to £5M each for this call. The grants are not yet awarded.


This call seeks to build on the combined strengths of academic research groups within India and the UK to work together on collaborative multidisciplinary projects involving sequencing, genomics and bioinformatics for crop improvement.

Key aims

There were two priority areas for this call:

Enabling technologies

  • Bioinformatics
  • Next generation sequencing
  • TILLING platform
  • Genetic diversity resources
  • High throughput chemical profiling

Trait-oriented research

  • Crop stress biology
  • Resource use efficiency
  • Product quality
  • Plant architecture

Related calls: collaboration crops genetics multidisciplinary research technologies