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Gender Equality in Science Grants 2013
Gender Equality in Science Grants 2013

 

Three grants of up to £500 each are available for projects which address issues relating to gender inequality in science. Read more here.

 

Throughout 2013 the Biochemical Society will celebrate the past, present and future influence of women with interests in the molecular biosciences. Find out more here.


Gender Equality in Science Position Statement
Gender Equality 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 here.

 

All of the Society's Position Statements can be viewed in the Our Opinion section of this website.

 


Athena SWAN Charter
Athena SWAN Charter

Launched in 2005, the Athen SWAN Charter works with its partners to develop and disseminate good practice in science, engineering and technology (SET) higher education and research, with the aim of the advancement of women. The Biochemical Society sits on the steering group and co-funds the Charter, which makes awards to universities and SET departments based on their gender equality practises. You can see the current award holders here.


Reading and research
Reading and research

The wide body of issues surrounding women in science are of interest to many. This reading and research section contains pertinent articles, reports and discussions, as well as original research undertaken by the Society and others.

 

Hard copies of the Biochemical Society report 'The molecular bioscience PhD and women's retention: a survey and comparison with chemistry' are available on request.


Online resources
Online resources

There are a great many online resources available providing information and support to women in science.


Women in Biochemistry
Women in Biochemistry

Funded by the Biochemical Society, research by Dr Vicky Long, Professor Hilary Marland and Professor Robert B. Freedman from the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick has provided an insight into the work and lives of women biochemists in Britain from the inception of the Biochemical Journal in 1906 to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. The research gives an introduction to the history of women in biochemistry. An exhibition is now available for institutions to show.


Emily Thornberry MP endorses the Society's work on women in science
Emily Thornberry MP endorses the Society's work on women in science

'I am pleased to endorse the Biochemical Society's work promoting the issue of the underrepresentation of women in science, in particular in high level positions. The issue raises important questions about equality within the scientific sector as well as concerns about the wider economic impact of the under-utilisation of these skills, both of which need to be addressed.'

Emily Thornberry MP (Islington South and Finsbury) 21 May 2009


Member profiles
Member profiles

There are an increasing number of women who are breaking through the glass ceiling and making themselves comfortable in the ivory towers - here we profile some of our members who are doing just that. Dr Anna Kelly, Dr Sue Jones, Dr Jeanette Webster Marketon and Dr Michelle Block have been profiled; click here if you would like to join them.


UKRC CEO Charter
UKRC CEO Charter

The Biochemical Society is a signatory of the UKRC’s Chief Executive Officer Charter. In doing so, our senior management makes visible its commitment to embedding support for gender equality.