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Tools and resources development fund: call 1

Support for development of novel tools, methods and technologies in the biosciences

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To pump prime the next generation of tools, technologies and resources that will be required by bioscience researchers in scientific areas within our remit.

Key aims

  • Support small or short-duration, pump-priming (pilot) projects that enable excellent bioscience
  • Encourage applications that develop novel tools, technologies and methods spanning the breadth of BBSRC research and underpin in the long-run all of our strategic priorities and the wider biosciences
  • Involve interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. It is important that applications demonstrate appropriate collaborative connections, and biological demonstration/knowledge derivation

Panel membership

Professor Julian Burke (Chair) - Genetix Ltd.
Dr Justin Molloy (Deputy Chair) - NIMR
Professor David James - The University of Sheffield
Dr Peter Levison - Pall Europe
Dr Raymond Owens - University of Oxford
Professor Paul Townsend - University of Southampton
Dr Eimer Tuite - Newcastle University
Dr Lorenzo Frigerio - The University of Warwick
Professor Stefan Przyborski - University of Durham / Reinervate Ltd.
Professor Frank Gunn-Moore - University of St Andrews
Dr Steve Conlan - University of Swansea
Professor Neil Thomas - The University of Nottingham
Dr Anne Corcoran - Babraham Institute
Professor Claire Grierson - University of Bristol