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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council


BBSRC focuses on the biosciences and funds research in many areas of contemporary science.

BBSRC has a unique and central place in supporting the UK’s world-leading position in bioscience. BBSRC are an investor in research and training, with the aim of furthering scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

BBSRC provide strategic funding to 8 institutes. They deliver innovative, world class bioscience research and training, leading to wealth and job creation, generating high returns for the UK economy.

BBSRC was established by Royal Charter in 1994 by incorporation of the former Agricultural and Food Research Council with the biotechnology and biological sciences programmes of the former Science and Engineering Research Council.

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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1UH

Tel: 01793 413200
Fax: 01793 413201

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