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KTN Call for CASE Studentships 2016/2017 open

These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC’s Strategic Priorities relating to the Animal, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plant & Crops Sectors. Please refer to the call document for further details of the competition scope. Visit the KTN website to find out more here

Innovate UK Energy Catalyst Round 4

Innovate UK is offering businesses and universities a share of up to £19million to develop innovative solutions to global energy challenges. The Energy Catalyst was established last year with funding from Innovate UK, EPSRC, and DfID to fund projects that address the energy trilemma – ensuring energy is low carbon, secure, and affordable. Round 4 […]

Perspective on glycoscience training

A perspective on ‘Training the next generation of biomedical investigators in glycosciences’ has been published in JCI. To view the article click here

BBI 2016 Annual Work Plan published

The Bio-Based Industries Public Private Partnership have published their 2016 Annual Work Plan and Budget. This document outlines the scope and details of research and innovation activities prioritised for the Call for Proposals in 2016 (including info on 26 topics), as well as the governance, activities and the corresponding estimated expenditure for 2016. The 2016 […]

International Glycoconjugate Organisation Awards

International Glycoconjugate Organization (IGO) Award for 2017 The International Glycoconjugate Organization (IGO) is accepting nominations of glycoscientists who have clearly advanced the field of glycoscience and show promise of continuing advancements. The award (US$4,000) will be presented at the XXIV International Symposium on Glycoconjugates (GLYCO 24) scheduled in Jeju, Korea, from August 27th – September […]

EPSRC Call ‘Towards a Circular Economy’

EPSRC would like to invite Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in Systems Change – Towards a Circular Economy. The aim of the call is to support research projects focused on modelling and understanding whole systems approaches to the circular economy, within the context of UK manufacturing. EPSRC are committing up to […]

Online training opportunity in Industrial Biotechnology

A series of online training modules are available from January 2016. BBSRC and Abertystwyth University have jointly funded an online distance learning advanced training partnership in IB. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to be part of the new bio-economy! The time is ripe to develop low carbon alternatives to petroleum-based products both in terms of what […]

Newton Fund – open calls

The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The Newton Fund provides a range of activities under the people and translation strands. To find out more about the latest calls visit the website

International Course ‘Food & Biorefinery Enzymology’

The 5th International Advanced Course in ‘Food & Biorefinery Enzymology’ takes place on 28th September – 1st October 2015 Background As raw materials for the production of foods are of biological origin, food technologists have always been dealing with enzymes. Enzymes, which are endogenously present in raw materials, have significant effects on processing thereof, as […]