Official launch of the UK National Institutes of Bioscience partnership
George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences officially launches the National Institutes of Bioscience partnership at the conference “Healthy Lives in a Sustainable Future” taking place at Rothamsted Research on the 15th-16th June.
This meeting gathers leading scientists from the eight Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Bioscience (NIB) and from other renowned national and international research organisations, to discuss how bioscience research is addressing global challenges such as Food Security, Climate Change and Healthy Ageing.
The launch event highlighted the long-term strategic research that is carried out at the Institutes and their socio-economic impact. By working together as NIB, the member Institutes can maximise the synergy between established activities and embark in new multidisciplinary research sharing best practice and resources. Furthermore, NIB provides a platform from which they can influence policy, drive research strategies and engage with the wider stakeholder groups and international funders and partners independent of any government body.
More details about the partnership can be found in the NIB manifesto.