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Throughout 2013 the Biochemical Society celebrated the past, present and future influence of women with interests in the molecular biosciences with a series of new initiatives, events and activities.


Women in Biochemistry 2013 celebrated 100 years since the first female members joined the Society.

Early in 2012 the Society undertook a survey concerning a number of issues surrounding women in science including awareness and value of our current activities and the working life of a female researcher.



Stay Connected Bursaries
Stay Connected Bursaries

From January 2013 the Society has provided Stay Connected Bursaries. The bursary supports the attendance of members at Society conferences on a period of parental leave or who require the attendance of partner to provide childcare support. 

HighSci Lectures
HighSci Lectures

A special series of our HighSci lectures for schools were delivered by female biochemists. These events aimed to raise the profile of women in biochemistry with school students, highlight positive female role models working in science today, outline career paths into science and celebrate the excellent scientific research. 

Gender Equality Grants Scheme
Gender Equality Grants Scheme

Launched in 2012, the Society's Gender Equality in Science Grant scheme, has made three grants of £500 each available for projects which support and address issues relating to gender inequality in science. 


Position Statement

The Society updated its Position Statement on Gender Equality in Science at the end of 2011. You can read the statement online.

The Biochemist

Throughout 2013 the Society will be running a special series of articles in The Biochemist profiling women in science issues and our activities. Look out for the next issue. 



Food, glorious food", Cait MacPhee

10 December, Penicuik High School, Scotland

Sponsoring: Ada Lovelace Day

15 October 2013

London, UK

Sponsoring: Women in Science Session

IUPS 2013 

Birmingham, UK

21 -26 July 2013 

High-sci lecture with Frances Ashcroft
8 March 2013, Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth

Celebrating Women in Biochemistry 2013 Launch Reception

Royal Institution, London, UK

7 February 2013, 3-5pm  


Celebrating women in bioscience: genomic approaches to biological questions (Sponsored by the Biochemical Society)

University of Leicester, UK

25 January 2013



Society to sponsor Daphne Jackson Trust fellowship

The Biochemical Society is delighted to announce that it has agreed to fund a Daphne Jackson Trust fellowship.