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9 Oct 2023 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

BBSRC-STFC Facility Access Funding for Bioscience Partnerships

STFC Daresbury Laboratory,
Keckwick Lane, Sci-Tech Daresbury
WA4 4AD (see map)


Businesses looking to solve industrially relevant research and innovation challenges are invited to submit expressions of interest to access STFC’s (Science and Technology Facilities Council) skills, expertise, capabilities and world-class facilities.

Join STFC for a briefing at their Daresbury Campus on the second round of the BBSRC – STFC facility access funding for bioscience partnerships opportunity, a joint funded programme by BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) and STFC, both part of UKRI.

This opportunity aims to fund academic-industry collaborative R&D partnerships undertaking industrially relevant research and innovation on bioscience and biotechnology within BBSRC’s remit. The programme is intended to foster impactful collaborations, supporting excellent, world-leading discovery research and innovation, which has clear benefit to the businesses involved, through direct access and use of STFC facilities and expertise.   The award of your project can be between £10,000 & £100,000.

Some examples of areas of work include:

  • Neutrons: Study atomic-level properties of materials, organic systems, antimicrobial-pathogen interactions, and toxin-membrane binding
  • X-rays: Collect high-resolution data to advance drug development, explore formulation behaviour, track biological changes, and visualise the effects of vaccines/therapeutics in cells
  • Lasers: Study single-molecule transport, environmental shifts, chemical pathways in biology, and real-time tracking of material changes
  • High Performance Computing: Molecular simulations, complex data analysis, drug interaction analysis, and formulation stability assessment
  • Scientific Computing: Use advanced computing expertise and digital research infrastructure to understand how genes and proteins operate, develop drugs, and apply to crop science and environmental monitoring
  • Deep Underground Science: Use gamma spectroscopy to study and measure trace levels of radioactivity in samples with various biological tracing and authenticity applications or study the effect of radiation in biological matter
Register here