United Kingdom

Ministry of Defence
Division(s) within MOD with a role or interest in biosecurity:

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) leads the science and technology (S&T) sector’s response to the Ministry of Defence’s current and future needs. Dstl maximises the impact of S&T for defence and security requirements, working with industry and academia to deliver battle-winning technologies – identifying S&T advances and pulling ideas rapidly into service.

Specialized Institutes/Centers:

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
BBSRC is the UK’s principle funder of basic biological research. It invests over £336 per year to advance research in all areas of contemporary biology, such as genomics, stem cells, general healthcare, reproduction, and bioprocessing.

Council for Science and Technology (CST)
The Council for Science and Technology (CST) is the UK Prime Minister’s top-level independent advisory body on science and technology policy issues. CST’s remit is to advise the Prime Minister and the First Ministers of the devolved administrations on strategic issues that cut across the responsibilities of individual government departments.