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Bioinformatics and biological resources fund

Funding total


Number of projects funded


Active and completed grants awarded through the BBR fund.


To provide 'proper support for resources such as databases, genetic resources and culture collections which require long term maintenance and curation'.

Key aims

  • Support the bioscience research community with the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of infrastructures
  • Support high quality bioinformatics and biological resources that align with one or more of our three strategic research priorities as stated in our Strategic plan: the age of bioscience (see related links)
  • To also supply long-term funding to provide a stable environment for resource development and provision.

Panel members

Professor Geoff Barton (Chair) - University of Dundee
Professor Iain Donnison (Deputy Chair) - University of Aberystwyth
Dr Rosalind John - Cardiff University
Professor Jürg Bähler - University College London
Dr Sarah Butcher - Imperial College London
Dr Michael Csukai - Syngenta
Dr Joanne Dicks - The John Innes Centre
Professor Roderick Hubbard - University of York
Professor Andrzej Kierzek - University of Surrey
Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhaes - University of Liverpool
Professor Ian Stansfield - University of Aberdeen
Professor Nicholas Talbot - University of Exeter 


Peter Burlinson - Strategy and scientific enquiries (including remit enquiries)

tel: 01793 413393
fax: 01793 413234

Nicola Easen - Peer review and administration enquiries

tel: 01793 444083