TSB invests £5m in genomics-based projects

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is to invest up to £5m in research and development projects using genomics-based technologies.

This initiative seeks to highlight the opportunities created by the decrease in cost and increase in speed in high-throughput sequencing technology.

Opening in October, the competition is designed to encourage consortia to work together to exploit advances in genomics technologies.

The TSB is seeking to support projects that utilise genomics technologies and techniques − in particular those using high-throughput sequencing for genome analysis − to enable the development of new products and processes.