Cutting-edge molecular biology laboratories and office space for growing biotechnology businesses were formally opened today at the Babraham Research Campus, home to the BBSRC-supported Babraham Institute. The Bennet Building was funded by BBSRC and is a flagship development in a £44M programme of public investment in the Babraham Research Campus.
BBSRC has published its latest Impact Report highlighting widespread impacts from investments, including impacts on industry, policy making, and research infrastructure and capacity. World class bioscience research drives the UK's growing bioeconomy and lies at the heart of key areas of social policy.
Five high-value, long-term research projects totalling £15.8M have been funded by BBSRC. They have the potential to produce energy and valuable chemicals using sunlight, to tackle animal diseases that cost farmers millions annually and to contribute to the fight against cancer.