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Two regenerative medicine researchers have been recognised for their collaborative research efforts, receiving Special Merit Prizes from the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP). Dr Zoe Hewitt and Dr Jenny Puetzer received the awards for promoting interdisciplinary team science across the regenerative medicine community, key to the ethos of the UKRMP.

Today marks the launch of the new AgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP) which builds on the heritage of the three previous Advanced Training Partnerships (ATPs) in agri-food, food and pasture. These three partnerships were all funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with the primary aim of translating cutting edge research into applied industry expertise with the agri-food sector.

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation, has given a speech outlining the vision, objectives and next steps in development for the organisation. UK Research and Innovation will be formed in April 2018, bringing together the research councils, Innovate UK and a new body, Research England.