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Systems approaches to biological research


EPSRC circa 11%

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To work in partnership with relevant UK universities and research institutes to establish a range of systems biology research projects

Key aims

  • Support a range of high quality systems biology projects, thereby further establishing systems biology research in UK universities and research institutes
  • Encourage cross-disciplinary interactions between the biosciences, physical sciences, mathematical/computational sciences and engineering
  • Contribute to the training of postdoctoral staff and postgraduate students in systems biology research in the UK
  • Contribute to improved interactions between the science base and industry
  • The initiative will be focused on the following
  • Systems approaches to studying strategically important biological problems across the range of BBSRC’s remit, integrating experimental and predictive approaches
  • e-Tools to support systems biology research