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BBSRC has pledged over £100,000 to establish a network that will foster collaboration within the UK animal welfare research community. The network will be headed by one of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour, Professor Mike Mendl from the University of Bristol.

BBSRC researchers are invited to design and produce engaging farm-related bioscience activities for use by farmers and visiting scientists at LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday on 5 June 2016. Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is the farming industry’s annual open day where the public can find out how their food is produced and the work farmers do to manage the countryside.

More than 80 early-career researchers from around the country took part in the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) regional workshop in Manchester on 21-23 October. Biotechnology YES is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience ideas among early career researchers.