The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) scheme awarded the University of Kent £224,000 to support Impact and Innovation work in BBSRC-facing areas. The award is active until March 2024 and includes strategic locally administered funding to flexibly support translational research projects led by academic staff, but which can also involve research staff and students.
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The School of Biosciences and the School of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences have joined forces in winning a grant of £22,000 to help develop novel imaging and artificial intelligence strategies to help improve In vitro fertilisation treatment.
This project is enabling further development and deployment of Kent-developed screening tools for two of the most common genetic causes of infertility in livestock: chromosomal translocations and sperm DNA damage.