Bioscience Skills and Careers Strategy Panel

This panel is responsible for developing and maintaining our policies to support the supply of trained people in the biosciences relevant to its user communities.

The panel provides advice on a range of issues, in particular:

In providing advice on the above issues, the panel will:

The panel meets twice a year:

Invited speakers or representatives from other organisations may also attend as required. Members may also attend BBSRC conferences such as the biennial fellows conference.

In addition, sub-groups including representation from both the panel and the wider user communities meet on an ad hoc basis to advise on specific skills issues.


We aim to have 10-12 members (including the Chair):

Membership will represent the range of bioscience research user communities (such as academia, industry and others) as well as bioscience research areas and enabling themes, especially those of strategic priority for BBSRC:

Professor R Beynon (Chair) - University of Liverpool
Professor R Edwards (Deputy Chair) - Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and University of York
Dr M Collis - Independent
Dr I Bellantuono - University of Sheffield
Dr M Berry - Unilever plc
Dr L Elvidge - Imperial College London
Dr R Hackett - Institute of Grocery Distribution
Professor R Reece - University of Manchester
Professor J Roberts - University of Nottingham
Professor S Wonnacott - University of Bath
Professor S Gurr - University of Oxford
Dr A Corran - Syngenta

Meeting dates and summary

Meeting summaries for the past 3 years can be found below. If you would like to view summaries older than 3 years, please contact us using the details below.


21-22 March

18 September


22 March

5 September


17 January

18 July