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The shortlisted finalists for the 2017 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced. Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2017 at East Wintergarden in London on 24 May 2017.

HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre: The Jenner Building today (24 March, 2017) – a world leading vaccine development facility, located at The Pirbright Institute in Surrey. The BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre accommodates 100 scientists working on cutting-edge research to generate exciting new vaccines for a variety of livestock diseases, including those that can spread to humans.

BBSRC is excited to announce Professor Melanie Welham’s role as interim Chief Executive has officially been extended until 31 March 2018. Professor Welham will continue her appointment until the creation of UK Research and Innovation in April 2018, subject to parliamentary approval of the Higher Education and Research Bill.