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Science Policy

 

The Biochemical Society champions the molecular biosciences by identifying and acting on key science policy issues.

 

We aim to ensure that the views of our membership are channelled to the appropriate policy-makers. Our activities are informed by our Policy Advisory Panel our Policy Network, and our members. Read on to find out more about our science policy initiatives.

 


Join our New Policy Network!


We are currently recruiting members to our new Policy Network. This is a unique opportunity for you to feed into our policy activities on a variety of issues, including education policy, industry, research funding, EU policy, antimicrobial resistance and equality and diversity. The network is open to all members. 


To find out more, please email us at biopol@biochemistry.org   

 

 

 


 

Recent News: 

Life Sciences Sector Deal 2: Biochemical Society response
The Biochemical Society welcomes today’s launch of the Life Sciences Sector Deal 2. This follows the publication of the first Life Sciences Sector Deal in 2017, led byLife Sciences sector deal 2 Professor Sir John Bell, which set out proposals to help the UK's life sciences sector become an international benchmark for success. 

 

Hard Brexit ‘could cripple UK science’
23.10.18
The Francis Crick Institute, the UK’s biggest biomedical research lab, has warned that a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit could cripple UK science, as a survey of over 1,000 staff reveals that 97% of scientists believe a hard Brexit would be bad for UK science (76% very negative, 21% negative).

 

House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee publish report on Antimicrobial Resistance 
22.10.18
The Biochemical Society have welcomed the Committee's report on Antimicrobial Resistance which urges the Government to firmly establish AMR as a 'top five priority'. 


Migration Advisory Committee publishes their final report on EEA migration in the UK
18.09.18

The Migration Advisory Committee, MAC, has today published its final report into EEA migration in the UK.


Migration Advisory Committee publishes report on international students in the UK
11.09.18

The Migration Advisory Committee, MAC, have today released the report: International students in the UK, following their community call for evidence which ran from October 2017 to January 2018.

 

UK Government releases guidance on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit
24.08.18
Yesterday, 23 August, the UK Government released a collection of guidance papers on how to prepare for Brexit in the event of a no-deal. 


The European Court of Justice rules that plant genome editing techniques will be included in the GMO directive
25.07.18
The European Court of Justice has today ruled that ‘Organisms obtained by mutagenesis techniques are GMOs and are, in principle, subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO directive’. 


 

 

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If you have any feedback, please contact our Policy team.

 


Migration Advisory Committee publishes report on international students in the UK
11.09.18

The Migration Advisory Committee, MAC, have today released the report: International students in the UK, following their community call for evidence which ran from October 2017 to January 2018.
Migration Advisory Committee publishes report on international students in the UK
11.09.18

The Migration Advisory Committee, MAC, have today released the report: International students in the UK, following their community call for evidence which ran from October 2017 to January 2018.
Migration Advisory Committee publishes report on international students in the UK
11.09.18

The Migration Advisory Committee, MAC, have today released the report: International students in the UK, following their community call for evidence which ran from October 2017 to January 2018.