boss Professor Julia Goodfellow added: "The scheme will help ensure industry can access the best of UK science.
Steve Visscher, BBSRC
interim chief executive, said: "Our researchers are among the best in the world in terms of the quality of their science but they are also making huge contributions to quality of life for people through economic and social impact.
In the next five years BBSRC
is set to add Au2m; JIC is contributing Au1m and IGDB and SIPPE will together contribute in the region of Au9m towards the joint collaboration.
Sir Iain blamed government departments, the BBSRC
, the governing body, and management at the Institute of Animal Health, which shares the site with private company Merial.
Professor Jackie Hunter, BBSRC
Chief Executive, said, "This funding represents a significant investment in advanced equipment for UK scientists and underlines BBSRC
's commitment to making sure its research community has the best resources to continue to undertake world-leading research.
Professor Christopher Byrne, with colleagues Dr Felino Cagampang and Dr Kim Bruce, of the University's School of Medicine and researchers at King's College London, conducted the study, funded by the BBSRC
Director of Science and Technology, Nigel Brown, said the research will generate better scientific understanding of the behaviour and spread of the diseases that can be used to improve their management and control.
The Pirbright Institute (PIR) is funded by BBSRC
and Defra, and deals with specialist biological research into both animal and human viral diseases.
Professor Julia Goodfellow, chief executive of BBSRC
, said research into endemic UK animal diseases could save UK farmers and consumers millions of pounds each year.
is asking about partnerships and the best way to take scientific research forward,' said Prof Pollock, who retires as Iger's director after 13 years, in March.
Professor Nigel Brown, Director of Science and Technology at the BBSRC
, said, 'The UK is a major producer of cider and the popularity of the drink is increasing.
The University is looking to procure scientific equipment as part of an BBSRC