Imminent funding opportunities from the National Engineering Biology Programme

Engineering Biology   UKRI partners including BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK, MRC, and NERC, have worked closely with MoD/Dstl to engage the UK community and establish a vision for UK engineering biology. Building on this vision, UKRI continues to develop a proposal for an ambitious National Engineering Biology Programme (NEBP) to …

Can biomass displace petrochemicals as a feedstock for manufacturing?

Can biomass displace petrochemicals as a feedstock for manufacturing? The world is committed to decarbonising human activities to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. If we are to restrict global temperature rise to 1.5-2.0 by the end of this Century, we will have to eliminate the use of fossil-based …

BBSRC Survey on Utilising Models in Research

BBSRC has launched a survey looking at the use of models in research. The breadth of the survey includes researchers using whole animals, cells, tissues, and computational models. Visit: https://bbsrc.ukri.org/about/reviews/consultations/survey-on-the-use-of-models-in-research/ The overall purpose of this consultation is to gain a better understanding of this complex area, examine the use of models …

ISCF Decarbonising Industry

Industrial Decarbonising Research and Innovation Centre. A champion appointed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will develop plans for a new centre which will help to achieve the government’s net zero ambitions by addressing challenges to the decarbonisation of the industrial sector. Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, of Heriot-Watt University, will work …