The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has published a position statement on new and emerging techniques for crop improvement. These novel techniques, which can introduce precise genetic changes into plants, are currently being used in research labs as a tool…
Following an independent Review of Health, Safety, and Biosafety at the Institute, commissioned earlier this year by The Pirbright Institute’s Trustee Board with the support of BBSRC as Pirbright’s strategic funder…
Earlier this year, BBSRC’s Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel established a broadly-based, time-limited group to advise on the Council’s role (potentially with others) in relation to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture. The role of the working group was to consider how BBSRC could best contribute to supporting research or related activities (infrastructure, training and skills, translation of research into practice etc) relevant to SI.