The Government’s Industrial Strategy was set out today by the Prime Minister, with a strong focus on science, research and innovation as well as on developing skills. 

The strategy is divided into ten areas (‘pillars’) which the government believes will drive growth and identifies a number of sectors of strength and potential within the UK, including life sciences. A new industrial strategy challenge fund, announced in November, will also be used to help the UK capitalise on its strengths in research and innovation, such as robotics, clean energy and biotechnology. The proposed strategy reaffirms the Government’s commitment to collaboration with our European partners and attracting world-class scientists to the UK.
The Society will be analyzing and responding to the green paper in due course.

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The Biochemical Society promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges.

We achieve our mission by:

• Supporting the next generation of biochemists; promoting the opportunities offered by biochemistry and molecular biology through education and training from age 15 upwards
• Bringing together molecular bioscientists; fostering connections and providing a platform for collaboration and networking across our membership and the wider community to ensure a strong future for molecular biosciences in both academia and industry
• Promoting and sharing knowledge; enabling the circulation of scientific information through meetings, publications and public engagement to support innovation, inform decision-making and advance biochemistry and molecular biology
• Promoting the importance of our discipline; highlighting the role of molecular biosciences in interdisciplinary and translational research, while supporting the fundamental research that underpins applied studies