Today the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced new investment of £319M to support world-leading bioscience research in the UK. The funding is confirmed until the end of this spending review period and then indicative, depending on the BBSRC’s future allocations.
The Babraham Institute has been awarded £48.2M which will support three strategic research programmes which each seek to better understand the biological processes which underpin healthy ageing. Improvements in medical care, nutrition and sanitation have extended the human lifespan, however this has not been matched by gains in health span, thus innovative scientific research is required to address this societal grand challenge.
The Institute’s research will focus on:
Professor Michael Wakelam, Institute Director commented: ‘The Babraham Institute looks forward to progressing our world-leading research to uncover a greater understanding of the biological processes underpinning development and healthy ageing’
11 April 2017