Funding for researchers

Funding for researchers from EPSRC, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
“We fund research in several different ways. You can apply at any time for responsive mode funding. We also have other funding opportunities for particular activities, and calls for proposals in specific research areas. All current calls for proposals are available on the website and you can register for a weekly email of new calls for proposals.�

Genome Sequence Analysis Tools

Computational gene finding, genome assembly and large-scale genome alignment and other sequence analysis tools from CBCB. “The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is a joint effort between the College of Life Sciences and the College of Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences, and is organized as a center within the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).
Affiliated departments include Biology, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Entomology, Mathematics and Smith School of Business.�

Towards a Humanist Bioethics

Biotechnological developments raise a variety of ethical questions that compel one to reexamine one’s traditional morals and how they now apply to novel circumstances.

It was in the interest of addressing these complex questions with careful analysis and ethical considerations, devoid of dogma or oversimplification, that the IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics hosted its second Annual Conference on Global Bioethics this April in New York City.

The conference aimed to examine bioethical issues from a humanist perspective, basing one’s moral framework on science and rationality rather than faith, and on core values such as freedom, autonomy, responsibility and solidarity without resorting to an appeal to the supernatural.
Continue reading Towards a Humanist Bioethics

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

Grant opportunities
“The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is an independent global programme of scientific collaboration. Established in 1975 and co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), it aims to help coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.â€?

The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre

The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre
Funded by the NERC Environmental Genomics and the Post-Genomics & Proteomics Thematic Programmes

Bioinformatics Solutions
The NEBC bioinformaticians work as a team to provide software solutions, bioinformatics and analysis consultation, training, and a customised computing platform for scientific research.

Tools and systems developed by the NEBC:
EST software: trace2dbest, PartiGene
Transcriptomics software: GeneSpring, maxd
Software is provided on a customised Linux system called Bio-Linux.
Other software tools developed by the NEBC: Software Projects
See a full list of bioinformatics software on the current version of Bio-Linux”

Funding for UK researchers

BBSRC provides over £200m of funding per year to scientists working in UK universities and in the eight BBSRC-sponsored research institutes. BBSRC’s funding supports over 7000 scientists, postgraduate students and support staff in the UK.”
Funding schemes include research grants, studentships and training, fellowships, business and innovation, international and communicating science.

Forging a connection between research and clinical applications.