Community webinar

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 2023 community webinar took place on 24 November 2023, hosted by Interim Executive Chair, Professor Guy Poppy.

The webinar provided attendees with the opportunity to hear updates and news from BBSRC over the last year. It highlighted progress on BBSRC’s strategic delivery plan (2022 to 2025) and looked at our future ambitions for UK bioscience.

The main target audience was the bioscience research and innovation community from:

  • universities
  • research institutes
  • industry

It was also attended by relevant officials from government departments and agencies.

The webinar also featured presentations about two key themes of interest to BBSRC’s stakeholders, namely:

  • research commercialisation presented by Nick Bassett, BBSRC’s Associate Director for Innovation
  • peer review presented by Dr Jef Grainger, BBSRC’s Interim Executive Director for Research Strategy and Programmes

During these sessions, attendees were given the opportunity to provide their thoughts and views using interactive polling.

Attendees were invited to submit questions and comments both in advance of the webinar and during the event itself.

This gave attendees the opportunity to raise any questions relevant to BBSRC’s strategic direction and future activity as well as any immediate challenges or opportunities for bioscience.

The webinar ended with a live question and answer session with members of BBSRC’s Executive Leadership Team.

Watch BBSRC’s 2023 community webinar

Video credit: BBSRC
Video transcript and on-screen captions are available by watching on YouTube.

Webinar presentation slides.

Last updated: 5 February 2024

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