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Advanced Life Sciences Research Technology initiative

Funding total


Number of projects funded


For funding details of awarded grants and the rank order of all applicants for this call see below.

Awarded grants (XLSX 31KB)

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Rank order (XLSX 22KB)

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To purchase items of advanced research equipment and the development of capability in its creative use, which is a key component in maintaining the competitiveness of the UK research base.

Key aims

In accordance with the Wakeham recommendations, which require:

  • Maximum the use of equipment and to encourage sharing, the arrangements for managing access to the equipment and the prioritisation of its use should be described. Award holders will be expected to put arrangements in place for providing advice and support to others wishing to assess the potential of the technology for their own research.
  • Collaboration and the extension of access to the instrumentation to industry and public sector users that would enhance the potential impact of research is encouraged, and any arrangements for this should be explained in the application.
  • Where more than one instrument of a similar type or application is funded through the ALERT 13 call, or where a range of capabilities is established that are applicable to the same research field, the BBSRC may expect grant holders to operate within a network to share expertise and coordinate access.

Panel members (meeting held 2-3 October 2013)

Professor Chris Pollock (Chair) - Independent
Professor Nick Hartell (Deputy Chair) - University of Leicester
Dr Stephanie Allen - The University of Nottingham
Professor Alison Ashcroft - University of Leeds
Professor Mike Bevan - John Innes Centre
Professor Julian Burke - Leica Microsystems
Dr Jon Cooper - University of Glasgow
Dr Mike Csukai - Syngenta
Professor Keith Edwards - University of Bristol
Dr Pippa Hawes - The Pirbright Institute
Dr Gwen Le Gall - Institute of Food Research
Professor Kathryn Lilley - University of Cambridge
Professor Cait MacPhee - The University of Edinburgh
Dr Marisa Martin-Fernandez - STFC-RAL
Professor Richard Pickersgill - Queen Mary University of London
Professor Stefan Pryzborski - Durham University
Dr Liz Reynolds - General Bioinformatics Ltd
Dr Pavel Tomancak - MPI-CBG
Professor Fiona Tomley - Royal Veterinary College
Dr Eimer Tuite - Newcastle University
Professor Mick Tuite - University of Kent
Professor Bonnie Wallace - Birkbeck College