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The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

Focusing in on Nucleic Acids

Working across the University campuses and the regional community the Institute for Life Sciences aims to develop collaborative models that address key issues in health, society and enterprise. These models are centred on areas of excellence, where Southampton and the Wessex region lead at national and international levels.

Focusing in on Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acid research has been identified as a BBSRC funded focus that will benefit from development within the Excellence with Impact programme, adding a new dimension to our research activities by generating a new network, tying together areas of excellence, while maturing to deliver enterprise, outreach and policy.

The Focusing in on Nucleic Acids (FioNA) community is being built for the long-term and is planned to be an exemplar of the interdisciplinary research themes that sit at the core of the IfLS and the University strategy of changing the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise.

Please click on the links below to learn more about our work:

Mission Statement - Nucleic Acid research has been identified as a BBSRC funded focus that will benefit from development within the Excellence with Impact programme . . . read more

Our Science - working with academics across disciplines, the FioNA project adds value through creating an interdisciplinary nucleic acid network for outreach, enterprise and policy . . . read more

Steering Committee - our steering committee is composed of academic members of staff from a range of disciplines, united by their research in nucleic acids . . . read more

Outreach - the University has an extensive outreach programme which is central to our commitment to increasing access to Higher Education . . . read more

Policy - Nucleic acids are positioned in a central place with regards to biology and medicine that their study inevitably raising issues of policy and public interest . . . read more

Enterprise - building on the strengths of the Wessex Life Sciences Community, the FioNA programme aims to engage with local SME's and other industrial partners to develop collaborations . . . read more

Excellence with Impact Participants 2013

Our mission is to provide a framework to coordinate all aspects of the world-leading research in nucleic acids conducted at the University of Southampton. Our umbrella organisation encompasses policy, education, enterprise as well as scientific research.

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