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In addition to producing an extensive conferences programme and educational events, the Biochemical Society also organises science policy events, often in conjunction with other organisations.


Policy Lunchbox


Policy Lunchbox brings together people working in science policy and education to discuss pertinent issues with experts. Lunch is provided free of charge.

Researcher Mobility in Drug Discovery workshop


7 - 8 December 2015, Milton Keynes, UK


This is a 2-day residential workshop for researchers across the life sciences (chemistry, biology, clinical) to share their scientific expertise, expand their knowledge of drug discovery and develop new networks and skills. This flagship event, co-organised by the British Pharmacological Society and the Biochemical Society with additional sponsorship from the Royal Society and AstraZeneca is part of the suite of activities being led by the Drug Discovery Pathways Group - a partnership of Learned Societies (Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Biology, British Pharmacological Society, Biochemical Society) working together to ensure the current and future generations of drug discovery scientists are appropriately equipped to thrive in the rapidly moving Pharmaceutical R&D sector.

Register an interest in attending, deadline 25 September 2015.



 Athena SWAN Biosciences Best Practice event

11 December 2015, 10:30 - 15:15


During the event we will discuss the best  practice for bioscience departments who wish to achieve an Athena SWAN award. The day will include talks from award holders, as well as, two workshops on presenting data.


We expect to be oversubscribed for this event, so please respond as soon as possible, deadline is 17:00 on Monday, 9 November. Please contact Lauren Sandhu at the British Ecological Society via lauren@britishecologicalsociety.org, to express your interest to attend. Preference will be given to members of the organizing societies in the first instance, so please include the details of which society you are a member of and you membership number.


Please see the invitation for full programme. 

Standing up for Science media workshops

The Society sponsors the Sense About Science Voice of Young Science 'Standing up for Science' media workshops for early career researchers.


The full day workshops is free and for early career scientists and researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. 

These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply, send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Joanne Thomas

The Biochemical Society has five priority placements at this workshop for our members. To apply for one of these places, please state that you are a Biochemical Society member and list your membership number in your application.


Find out more about their upcoming workshops on their website.