Biotechnology UK in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Biotechnology UK

Babraham Institute

Conducts biomedical research into cellular processes and functions, and their relation to disease. Provides a guide to their facilities and research programmes, with news, events, outreach activities, and job vacancies.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Government-funded research council supporting research and training relating to the understanding and exploitation of biological systems; also aims to support the UK biotechnological sector. Provides a guide to their role and programmes, with news, features, and events.

Biotechnology Yes

Annual competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience ideas among postgraduate students/postdoctoral scientists.

Cambridge Stem Cell Initiative

Formed to link basic and clinical scientists involved in stem cell and regenerative medicine research; includes a profile, events, news, and links.

Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

A research centre in the University of Cambridge that focuses on stem cell biology. Provides a guide to their research projects and facilities, with details of openings for students and careers.

Centre for Regenerative Medicine

An institute in the University of Edinburgh Medical School conducting research into stem cells and therapy; provides a guide to their programmes and facilities, with news, events, and details of their training and outreach.

Centre for Stem Cell Biology

A research centre in the University of Sheffield internationally recognised as a centre of excellence; provides a guide to their current research, training, and facilities.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

Independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in research and fertility treatment. Offers information for patients and donors, details of regulation and licensing, press releases, and contacts.

Life Sciences Scotland

A joint industry, enterprise and government strategy team working to develop and support Scotland's life science sector; includes information about the academic and commercial resources and a directory.

National Centre for Biotechnology Education - NCBE

A centre based at the University of Reading that develops educational resources and materials. Offers a catalogue of their products and projects.


A collaborative project across the North of England’s main research-intensive universities formed to translate research in regenerative medicine into commercial products and clinical benefits.

Stem Cell Biology

A centre in the University of Nottingham conducting multidisciplinary research into stem cells and regenerative medicine. Provides a guide to courses, facilities, publications, and current research areas and projects.

Stem Cells

News and articles from the New Scientist magazine.

Tissue & Cell Engineering Society (TCES)

Dedicated to advancing knowledge, research, and information dissemination on this branch of biomedical engineering; includes details of membership and conferences, publications, and contacts.

UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Brings together research groups from several faculties, hospitals and institutes across UCL including the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR); describes their research and teaching programmes, with news, events, and contacts.

UK Centre for Tissue Engineering (UKCTE)

A research unit in the University of Liverpool, dedicated to developing products and treatments for healing injured and diseased tissues; describes their programmes and activities, with conference diary, and contacts.

UK National Stem Cell Network

A national body coordinating stem cell research and the dissemination of results; also supports public engagement in the area through events and media contacts. Includes a guide to their conferences and meetings, and links to UK and international organisations and resources.

UK Stem Cell Bank

A national repository of human embryonic, foetal and adult stem cell lines; established as part of the governance for the use of human embryos for research in the UK; describes their role and services, with code of practice and contacts.

UK Stem Cell Foundation

A charity that supports pioneering stem cell research into medical practice, and its translation into actual benefits for patients. Includes a guide to the area for non-specialists, details of events and publications, and links.

UK Stem Cell Tool Kit

The Department of Health's interactive guide to regulation and legislation covering human stem cell research in the UK.

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