BioSS (www.bioss.ac.uk) undertakes research, consultancy and training in mathematics and statistics as applied to agriculture, the environment, food and health, commonly referred to as bioinformatics. Our Vision is: "to improve science & society through an understanding of variation, uncertainty and risk"
We are one of the Main Research Providers (MRPs) for strategic research in environmental, agricultural and biological science funded by the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS).
We have a distributed staff structure to allow close contact with scientists throughout Scotland, with headquarters on the King's Buildings science campus of the University of Edinburgh and offices in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Ayr. We have strong collaborations with many research organisations and universities, and provide high-level statistical, mathematical and computational skills to many client organisations in government and the private sector.
The Mission statement of BioSS is to develop and apply quantitative methodologies with a rigorous mathematical and statistical basis.