2018 Eisenthal Prize winner announced
13.12.2018
The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that Sara Carrillo Roas, has been awarded the Eisenthal Prize for her top ranked student report submitted after the completion of one of the Society’s Summer Vacation Studentships.

Get involved with our work
16.11.18

We are excited to announce we now have a number of vacancies open to members. Join us on a range of committees and panels and have a say.


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


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 Society announces its new Trustees for 2019
03.08.18

Following the Annual General Meeting on 26 July, the Society is pleased to introduce two newly elected Trustees who will join the Council of Trustees from 2019.

2020 Biochemical Society Awards now open

01.08.18
Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Biochemical Society Awards - these prestigious awards recognize established researchers as well as scientists in the early stages of their career.

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’. 


New scheme for overseas researchers to come to the UK
06.07.18

UK Research and Innovation has announced a new ‘UKRI-Science Research and Academia’ scheme, which allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and academics to come to the UK for up to two years.


Britain’s new USP: the go-to place for science and innovation
06.07.18
The Society has welcomed today’s speech by Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation given at the opening of the new Schrödinger Building at the Oxford Science Park. 


Government response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report
28.06.18 
Following the launch of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy in 2017, the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee published ‘Life Sciences Industrial Strategy: Who’s driving the bus?’


Biochemical Society welcomes on new major investment by Government
21.06.18 
Today the Government has announced a new major investment to support UK talent and attract the best in science and innovation.

Biochemical Society comments on the new proposal for Horizon Europe

07.06.18 
The European Commission has today proposed a budget of €97.6 billion for Horizon Europe which is expected to run from 2021 – 2027. 


2018 Science Communication Competition winners announced
06.06.18 
The winners of the 2018 Science Communication Competition have been announced. 

Biochemical Society comments on the House of Lords report on Life Sciences Industrial Strategy
27.04.18 
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published its report ‘Life Sciences and Industrial Strategy: Who’s Driving the Bus’.

Biochemical Society announces 2019 award recipients
04.04.18 
Eleven eminent scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the annual Biochemical Society Awards.

Brexit: One year until United Kingdom leaves the EU
29.03.18 
Today marks the anniversary of the triggering of article 50 on 29 March 2017 and is exactly one year until the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union. 


Brexit, Science and Innovation report released today

21.03.18 
The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee published today its report on Brexit: Science and Innovation.


Society signs letter to prime minister on Tier 2 visa cap

08.03.18 
The Biochemical Society has today supported a letter sent by the Campaign for Science and Engineering to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, calling for the government to revise current immigration policies and lift the cap on Tier 2 visas with immediate effect.


The 2017 Eisenthal Prize winner

12.02.18 
The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that Abbie Curd from Birkbeck, University of London, has been awarded the Eisenthal Prize.

AMR Industry Alliance launches first report into Industry's AMR action globally
19.01.18 
The AMR Industry Alliance launched its first report into the commitment of the life sciences industry to tackle the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Biochemical Society announces the Diversity in Science Grant winners
15.12.17 
This year, the Society received a record number of applications, with many of the projects exhibiting great imagination and high levels of creativity and we are delighted to announce the winners.

Response to the Life Sciences Sector Deal
06.12.17 
The Society has responded to today's announcement of the Life Sciences sector deal.

New Careers Strategy unveiled
04.12.17 
The Society welcomes the new Careers Strategy launched today. 

Biochemical Society comments on the launch of new Industrial Strategy
27.11.17 
The Biochemical Society welcomes the launch of the Industrial Strategy white paper, published by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Response to European Medicines Agency location decision
21.11.17 
Following the European Union's (EU) General Affairs Council decision to select Amsterdam as the new location for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Biochemical Society have issued the following statement.

Record boost to UK R&D funding
20.11.17 
The Biochemical Society welcomes today’s announcement that the Government will work with industry to boost spending on R&D to 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027. 


Chris Willmott named Science Editor of The Biochemist
10.11.17
The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that Dr Chris Willmott will be taking over from Professor Freddie Theodoulou as Science Editor of The Biochemist in 2018. 

Biochemical Society welcomes appointment of Dr Patrick Vallance as Chief Scientific Adviser
9.11.17
The Biochemical Society welcomes the appointment of Dr Patrick Vallance, currently President of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline, as the UK Government's Chief Scientific Adviser with effect from spring 2018.

Obituary: Professor Robert Freedman
26.10.17
The Biochemical Society is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Robert Freedman.

Biochemical Society launches online training portal
17.10.17
The Biochemical Society is launching its new online training portal on 23 October, to host online courses and material to complement our events programme.

Collaboration on science and innovation: a future partnership paper: Biochemical Society response
6.9.17
A future partnership paper on Collaboration on Science and Innovation has been published today by the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Life Sciences Industrial Strategy launch: Biochemical Society response
31.8.17
The Biochemical Society welcomes yesterday’s launch of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, supported by Government and led by Sir John Bell.


2019 Biochemical Society Awards now open

01.8.17
Nominations have now opened for the 2019 Biochemical Society Awards - the field's most prestigious awards that recognize established researchers as well as scientists in the early stages of their career.

LeSPAR comment on the BMJ article on antibiotic course duration
28.7.17

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (LeSPAR) has noted with interest the publication of a BMJ article by Llewelyn et al. on antibiotic course duration.


2017 Science Communication Competition winners announced
05.6.17

The winners of the 2017 Science Communication Competition have been announced. 

Letter to MPs standing for re-election
12.5.17

Ahead of the General Election, the Royal Society of Biology, has sent a letter on behalf of their Member Organisations and the whole bioscience community to all Members of Parliament (MPs).


The Biochemical Society launches new blog 
05.5.17

The Biochemical Society has launched a brand new blog The Biochemist Blog.

Biochemical Society announces Summer Vacation Studentship Grant winners 
21.4.17

The Biochemical Society is delighted to announce this year's Summer Vacation Studentship Grant winners.

Society honours outstanding international bioscientists
11.4.17

Eleven eminent scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the annual Biochemical Society Awards.


Have your say on the Industrial Strategy consultation
13.02.17

The Government launched a green paper on its proposed Industrial Strategy and the Biochemical Society will be participating in the Royal Society of Biology’s response to this consultation.


UK Government draft Industrial Strategy announced
23.01.17

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. 


Biochemistry recognized in New Year’s Honours list
06.01.17

The Biochemical Society is delighted to see that the field of molecular bioscience is so well represented in New Year’s Honours list this year.

Announcement of two new journals: Neuronal Signaling and Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Announcement of two new journals: Neuronal Signaling and Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Announcement of two new journals: Neuronal Signaling and Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

 


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Response to European Medicines Agency location decision
21.11.17 
Following the European Union's (EU) General Affairs Council decision to select Amsterdam as the new location for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Biochemical Society have issued the following statement.

New Careers Strategy unveiled
04.12.17 
The Society welcomes the new Careers Strategy launched today. 

Response to the Life Sciences Sector Deal
06.12.17 
The Society has responded to today's announcement of the Life Sciences sector deal.

Brexit, Science and Innovation report released today
21.03.18 
The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee published today its report on Brexit: Science and Innovation.

Brexit: One year until United Kingdom leaves the EU
29.03.18 
Today marks the anniversary of the triggering of article 50 on 29 March 2017 and is exactly one year until the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union. 
Brexit: One year until United Kingdom leaves the EU
29.03.18 
Today marks the anniversary of the triggering of article 50 on 29 March 2017 and is exactly one year until the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union. 
Brexit: One year until United Kingdom leaves the EU
29.03.18 
Today marks the anniversary of the triggering of article 50 on 29 March 2017 and is exactly one year until the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union. 
Brexit: One year until United Kingdom leaves the EU
29.03.18 
Today marks the anniversary of the triggering of article 50 on 29 March 2017 and is exactly one year until the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union. 

2018 Science Communication Competition winners announced
06.06.18 
The winners of the 2018 Science Communication Competition have been announced. 

Biochemical Society welcomes on new major investment by Government
21.06.18 
Today the Government has announced a new major investment to support UK talent and attract the best in science and innovation.
Biochemical Society welcomes on new major investment by Government
21.06.18 
Today the Government has announced a new major investment to support UK talent and attract the best in science and innovation.
Biochemical Society welcomes on new major investment by Government
21.06.18 
Today the Government has announced a new major investment to support UK talent and attract the best in science and innovation.
Biochemical Society welcomes on new major investment by Government
21.06.18 
Today the Government has announced a new major investment to support UK talent and attract the best in science and innovation.

Britain’s new USP: the go-to place for science and innovation
06.07.18
The Society has welcomed today’s speech by Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation given at the opening of the new Schrödinger Building at the Oxford Science Park. 
Britain’s new USP: the go-to place for science and innovation
06.07.18
The Society has welcomed today’s speech by Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation given at the opening of the new Schrödinger Building at the Oxford Science Park. 

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’. 

The Society announces its new Trustees for 2019
03.08.18

Following the Annual General Meeting on 26 July, the Society is pleased to introduce two newly elected Trustees who will join the Council of Trustees from 2019.
The Society announces its new Trustees for 2019
03.08.18

Following the Annual General Meeting on 26 July, the Society is pleased to introduce two newly elected Trustees who will join the Council of Trustees from 2019.
The Society announces its new Trustees for 2019
03.08.18

Following the Annual General Meeting on 26 July, the Society is pleased to introduce two newly elected Trustees who will join the Council of Trustees from 2019.