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Tools and resources development fund: call 2

This was the second call of 2011 (the deadline was in 2012).

Support for development of bioinformatics tools and computational approaches to the biosciences

Funding total


Number of projects funded


List of awards awarded through the TRDF fund.


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

Key aims

  • Applications that develop novel tools, technologies and methods for BBSRC research
  • Underpin BBSRC's strategic priorities and the wider biosciences

It is important that TRDF proposals demonstrate appropriate collaborative connections, and relevance to the generation of important new biological knowledge.

Panel members

Professor Darren Wilkinson (Chair) - Newcastle University
Professor David Westhead (Deputy Chair) - University of Leeds
Professor Michael Bevan - John Innes Centre
Dr Sarah Butcher - Imperial College London
Dr Mike Csukai - Syngenta
Professor John Draper - Aberystwyth University
Dr Berthold Gottgens - University of Cambridge
Dr Andrew Harrison - University of Essex
Dr Pawel Herzyk - University of Glasgow
Professor John King - The University of Nottingham
Dr Simon Lovell - The University of Manchester
Professor Zewei Luo - University of Birmingham
Dr Liz Reynolds - General Bioinformatics
Dr Ian Stansfield - University of Aberdeen
Dr Eran Tauber - University of Leicester
Dr Gavin Thomas - University of York