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Basic Biosciences Underpinning Health

Basic bioscience is vital to reveal the biological mechanisms underlying normal physiology and homeostatic control during early development and through life.

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Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology

Bioenergy will play an important role in helping the UK to maintain its energy security in the context of diminishing worldwide stocks of fossil fuels, as well as providing the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, to produce liquid biofuels commercially at scale will require integration of both biological and engineering solutions.

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World Class Underpinning Bioscience

This theme seeks to promote strength in core, underpinning disciplines such as molecular, chemical, cellular and structural biology as a high priority. Major breakthroughs in recent years, including those recognised by Nobel Prizes awarded to Cambridge scientists, have depended on basic cellular and molecular research.

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Food Security

Research in this area aims to support the sustainable production of sufficient, safe, nutritious and affordable food to supply the world's growing population. It encompasses crop science, animal health and livestock production, as well as understanding of the links between diet and health, and food safety.

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