University of Dundee's Double Win at BBSRC Awards


25th March 2011

Establishment claims two of the three major prizes at 2011 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Impact Awards.

BBSRC is the UK funding agency for research in the life sciences and the largest single public funder of agriculture and food-related research. The Impact Awards are highly prized in the UK research community.

The College of Life Sciences at Dundee won the award for 'Greatest delivery of impact' while Professor Jason Swedlow was named 'Innovator of the Year'.

Winners and runners up of this year's awards were announced at an event in London with a speech and prize giving by Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts MP.

Professor Pete Downes, Principal of the University of Dundee, said 'The building of the life sciences `cluster' around Dundee, centred on the internationally renowned research taking place here, is a great example of how we have achieved this. Life sciences now accounts for around 15% of the local economy in Dundee and the surrounding area. These awards from the BBSRC further boost our determination to turnout graduates and carry out research which will carry this impact forward into the future.'

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