During a visit to the University of Edinburgh on Friday 3rd of October, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced £125M of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funding over five years to support the training and development of PhD students in Bioscience.
The funding will train students in world-class bioscience to boost the economy by building on UK strengths in agriculture, food, industrial biotechnology, bioenergy and health.
A £7.5 million investment from BBSRC into EASTBIO DTP will be matched by £7 million funding committed by the EASTBIO partner Universities.
During the visit, Dr Cable visited the labs at the Roslin Institute and discussed bioscience research with BBSRC-funded students and supervisors from the School of Biological Sciences and the Roslin Institute. Dr Cable also met with the EASTBIO Management Group and discussed training of bioscience students.
EASTBIO student, Laura Tuck and Professor Susan Rosser discuss research in synthetic biology with Vince Cable.
BBSRC-funded student, Sophie Kneeshaw, in conversation with Vince Cable about plant immunity and its implications in food security.
Vince Cable, with the representatives of the EASTBIO Management Group, (from right) Colin Farquharson, Bernadette Connolly, Irina Stancheva, Arno Muller.
Photos “Courtesy of The Roslin Institute”