Technology networks awarded £3m to solve life science challenges
Five research networks, awarded £3 million through a joint technology initiative, will harness new and emerging developments from the engineering and physical sciences to advance life sciences discovery research.
Technology Touching Lifeopens in new window is a joint initiative between the MRC, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), all part of UK Research and Innovation.
Many new technologies play a crucial role in advancing life sciences research and have their origins in the engineering and physical sciences. Revolutionary examples, which researchers funded by the research councils have contributed to developing, include genome editing, 3D printing of custom chemicals and super-resolution microscopy. These are innovations that have had an enormous impact on life sciences, agriculture and human health.
By facilitating partnerships between engineers, physical sciences researchers and health and life scientists, these networks aim to nurture the adventurous research needed to develop the next generation of advanced technology.
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