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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced a substantial £319 million investment provided by the government to ensure the UK’s bioscience research base remains internationally competitive and at the forefront of meeting global challenges in feeding a growing population, replacing fossil fuels and healthy ageing. “Through our modern Industrial Strategy, we will use all the tools at our disposal to stimulate growth in every part of the country, ensuring that prosperity is more evenly spread,” said Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark.

Due to essential maintenance, the BBSRC website may be unavailable on Saturday 8 April 2017 between 09:00 and 13:00. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to keep disruption of service to a minimum.

The Research Councils UK (RCUK) released reports detailing the impacts of a collective investment of £3.4Bn in 2015/16. This investment drives economic growth by delivering the UK’s Industrial Strategy of increasing productivity, creating high-value industry, jobs and a skilled workforce.