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The latest news from the Biochemical Society

 
  Scientists honoured in Biochemical Society Awards
Eleven distinguished scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the Biochemical Society’s annual Awards. 
   
  Introducing our new look
We’re proud to unveil the new look for the Biochemical Society and Portland Press.
   
  Deadline extended for biofuels conference

Due to popular demand, the upcoming meeting Understanding and Harnessing Bio-Catalysis for Biofuel has extended the abstract submission deadline until 1 May 2015.

   
  Bursaries extended to Full Members
New Bursaries, introduced this year to help Early Career Members attend our conferences, have been extended to Full Members.
   
  Commission urged to reject call for ban on animals in research 
The Biochemical Society is one of more than 120 organisations urging the European Commission to reject a petition calling for a ban on animals in research.

 
 

Funding available to support events at your institution

We will provide funding to assist with the cost of organising a conference at your institution. Applications must be made by 1 May 2015.

   
  Standing on the shoulder of giantesses

A new Society-commissioned report unveils the fascinating history of women in biochemistry between 1945 and 1975. Read about it on our blog.

   
  Funding available for outreach activities 

We provide up to  £1000 to support scientific outreach activities. Applications must be made by 29 April 2015.

   
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Study identifies molecular link between DNA damage and premature aging
24.04.2015

Human DNA accumulates damage over time, and scientists believe a build-up of damage can cause cells to enter an irreversible dormant state known as senescence, responsible for some of the tell-tale signs of aging.


DNA of bacteria crucial to ecosystem defies explanation
23.04.2015

Scientists have found something they can’t quite explain in one of the most barren environments on Earth: a bacterium whose DNA sequence contains elements usually only found in a much higher organism.


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