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Genome Editing and the Future of Farming Conference Proceedings

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Articles from the meeting speakers are published in a special edition NIB Journal On the 6th September 2016, leaders in the field of livestock genetics gathered at The Roslin Institute to discuss how the latest genetic technologies can be used to improve livestock and contribute to address the pressing global challenge of food security. A full […]

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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Engagement Workshops

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Innovate UK and the Research Councils are currently in the process of defining the challenges to be addressed by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and are preparing to move into a system engagement phase to gather insights and input from indsutry and the research base. To gather input from industry and the research base, the […]

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The National Institutes of Bioscience welcome a delegation from Chile

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A delegation from Chilean universities and research organisations visited NIB institutes from the 17-19 October. The visit was part of a Newton funded institutional skills project to gain knowledge and experience on how research centres operate in the UK. The visit was organised by the Universidad Catolica de Chile in conjunction with the National Institutes […]

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Reporting on the First NIB Specialist Meeting: Genome Editing and the Future of Farming

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On the 6th September The Roslin Institute opened its doors to an array of delegates from the worlds of research, industry and policy to discuss genome editing and its role in the future of farming. The global challenge of food security is time critical as we will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 […]

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NIB submission to inquiry into the implications of leaving the EU on UK science

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The National Institutes of Bioscience has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into the implications of leaving the EU on UK science and research. The submission focussed on collaboration, free movement of people and access to funding. Over 50% of the Institutes’ publications are a result of international collaborations […]

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Brexit: Ensuring the best outcome for UK bioscience

On the 23 June British voters decided to leave the EU. This decision has important consequences for the UK’s scientific research base. NIB Institutes have benefited from EU funding, EU collaborations and the free movement of people. As negotiations to establish a new relationship with the Europe start to take place it is imperative that […]

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Tackling multidrug-resistant bacteria

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Multidrug-resistant bacteria pose a major challenge to the management of infections. Dr Rob Kingsley and his lab studies the variation in food-borne bacterial pathogens to identify targets for novel intervention strategies with a principal interest in Salmonella enterica. Dr Rob Kingsley is a research leader at the Institute of Food Research. Rob was awarded a Ph.D […]

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Pushing boundaries

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As the population increases so does the need for more food. The resources needed to support the agricultural sector such as land, water and energy aren’t enough to meet demand so we need to look at the plants and animals themselves. Breeding programmes which selectively target advantageous traits can increase the efficiency and sustainability of plants […]

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NIB welcomes positive outcome for UK science in Spending Review

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The National Institutes of Bioscience welcome the Government’s commitment to prioritise investment in the future of UK science.  In his Comprehensive Spending Review, the Chancellor announced the protection in real terms of the £4.7 billion budget for science resources. The National Institutes of Bioscience also welcome the creation of the £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund, […]

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UK National Institutes of Bioscience Socio-Economic Impact 2010-2014

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Ahead of the UK Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review at the end of November, the National Institutes of Bioscience provide evidence of the benefits of bioscience research to the UK economy and society over the past 5 years. The recently published collective impact brochure highlights why increased and sustained investment in science is required to maintain […]

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