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Tools and resources development fund: call 2

To support for development of bioinformatics tools and computational approaches to 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 BBSRC's remit.

Key aims

This call is intended to:

  • Support small or short-duration, pump-priming (pilot) projects that enable excellent bioscience
  • Encourage the development of novel software tools, technologies and computational methods for research challenges within our remit (see our strategic priorities in related links)
  • Help underpin research in the wider biosciences

It is important that applications demonstrated appropriate collaborative connections, and relevance to the generation of important new biological knowledge.

Panel membership

Professor Darren Wilkinson (Chair) - Newcastle University
Professor David Westhead (Deputy Chair) - University of Leeds
Professor Michael Bevan - John Innes Centre
Dr Albert Burger - Herriot Watt/MRC HGU Edinburgh
Professor Stephen Coombes - The University of Nottingham
Professor Mark Girolami - University College London
Professor Neil Hall - University of Liverpool
Professor Jessie Kennedy - Edinburgh Napier University
Professor Kathryn Lilley - University of Cambridge
Professor Simon Lovell - The University of Manchester
Professor Alberto Paccanaro - Royal Holloway University of London
Dr Liz Reynolds - General Bioinformatics
Dr Philippe Sanseau - GSK
Professor Louise Serpell - University of Sussex