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A brand new laboratory at The Pirbright Institute, opened earlier this year by HRH The Princess Royal, has scooped a prestigious design award at the Guildford Design Awards 2017. The awards, which take place every two years, were established in 1987 to celebrate well-designed, innovative architectural and environmental projects that contribute to the quality and sustainability of our surroundings.


A world-leading Norwich-based plant scientist, who receives funding from BBSRC, has been named as a 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science laureate. Professor Dame Caroline Dean OBE, from the John Innes Centre, received the prestigious award for her, “ground-breaking research on how plants adapt to their surroundings and climate change, leading to new ways for crop improvement.”


UK Research and Innovation is a new organisation that, from 1 April 2018, will bring together the seven research councils, including BBSRC, Innovate UK and Research England. Each will be led by an Executive Chair who will be supported by a Council.


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