People, skills and training
Two teams of entrepreneurial researchers triumphed in a business plan competition for hypothetical biotechnology and environmental start-up companies at the London Marriot County Hall on Monday. After qualifying from regional heats to reach the finals, both teams pitched ideas for their businesses to a panel of expert judges, undergoing tough questioning before scooping the top prize in the respective competitions.
In the build-up to its 20th anniversary, BBSRC is supporting The Royal Institution ‘Life Fantastic’ Christmas Lectures, to help spread the word about world-leading bioscience. BBSRC-funded biologist Alison Woollard will deliver a three-part series for the famous Royal Institution Christmas Lectures entitled ‘Life Fantastic’ in early December, which will explore the frontiers of developmental biology and uncover the remarkable transformation of a single cell into a complex organism.
BBSRC is looking to appoint high-calibre, committed individuals from the academic and industrial sectors to fill a number of vacancies on its Strategy Advisory Panels (Exploiting New Ways of Working and Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy) and the Pool of Experts. The Panels play leading roles in the development and implementation of the Council's strategies, policies and priorities.
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