Who BBSRC is

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a major funder of world-leading bioscience in the UK.

Through our investments, we build and support a vibrant, dynamic and inclusive community which delivers ground-breaking discoveries and develops bio-based solutions that contribute to tackling global challenges, such as sustainable food production, climate change, and healthy ageing.

As part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), we not only play a pivotal role in fostering connections that enable the UK’s world-class research and innovation system to flourish – we also have a responsibility to enable the creation of a research culture that is diverse, resilient, and engaged.

BBSRC proudly forges interdisciplinary collaborations where excellent bioscience has a fundamental role. We pioneer approaches that enhance the equality, diversity, and inclusion of talent by investing in people, infrastructure, technologies, and partnerships on a global scale.

At BBSRC, we firmly believe that by promoting an inclusive, diverse, and equitable culture across bioscience research and innovation our community will thrive.

Watch our 2022 BBSRC community webinar to find out more about the new strategic delivery plan (2022 to 2025) and BBSRC’s ambitions for UK bioscience over the next three years.

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