Science is central to NIBSC’s work and underpins all of our laboratory and other regulatory activities. Scientific staff are organised into groups that reflect their scientific interest: Biotherapeutics, Bacteriology and Virology.
In addition, scientific specialists with expertise in cross-cutting technologies are grouped into the Analytical Sciences group.
Most recently, in response to developments in stem cell and related topics, a new group called Advanced Therapies was launched in February 2014. This incorporates the UK Stem Cell Bank which is housed at NIBSC.
All senior scientific staff are expected to undertake scientific research projects in addition to their responsibilities to produce biological standards and carry out control testing of products. Their expertise in regulatory science and access to specialist materials and facilities at the Institute enable them to make important contributions in this field.
Furthermore, they have been very successful in securing competitively-awarded research grant funding for this work from both national and international awarding organisations. Scientists at NIBSC are keen to collaborate with colleagues from a broad range of scientific organisations to drive forward their research programmes.Information for NIBSC collaborators on the UK’s exit from the EULeaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed.
The Government is continuing with no deal preparations to ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality. It is the responsible thing to do.
Businesses and citizens should ensure they are similarly prepared for EU Exit and visit gov.uk/euexit for guidance.
NIBSC is committed to undertaking a unique programme of research to support its mission in protecting public health. We recognise that an effective research programme involves collaboration withUK and international organisations. Following the UK’s exit from the EU NIBSC will remain committed to this programme and will endeavour to fulfil its obligations under all existing and proposed research collaboration agreements. This will also be the case if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
NIBSC will manage its relationship with EU funding programmes using the guidance on the UK’s association with European Framework Programmes found on the gov.uk website.
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