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Due to essential maintenance, the BBSRC website may be unavailable on Saturday 11 February 2017 between 09:00 and 14:00. This maintenance will also affect other Research Council websites.


2016 has been, to say the least, an eventful year for us all. We end it on a positive note, the government’s remarkable commitment to science and innovation – £2Bn extra funding per year by 2020 announced in the Autumn statement – is testament to the value that ministers see in supporting a vibrant, innovative and productive research base. And bioscience is certainly a key pillar in that.


Today Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has announced a series of joint UK/India research initiatives worth up to £80M.


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