In May, as part of a £250 Million strategic investment in UK bioscience, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council announced funding for 14 key national capabilities, three of which are located at the Institute of Food Research. Two of these are databases collating information on food composition (Food Databanks) and predictive microbiology (ComBase), and the other is the National Collection of Yeast Cultures. In this series of public talks, the leaders of these National Capabilities, plus Mike Ambrose of another BBSRC National Capability, the Germplasm Resource Unit at the John Innes Centre, describe their work and why they are strategically important for the UK and the international research base.
The individual talks:
Ian Roberts (Institute of Food Research)
What’s in the food we eat and how do we get the information?
Paul Finglas (Institute of Food Research)
Seed banking: a mutual investment for a secure future
Mike Ambrose (John Innes Centre)
ComBase – predictive modelling for food safety
Jozsef Baranyi (Institute of Food Research)