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. 
 
Responding to the news, Biochemical Society President, Professor Sir David Baulcombe, said:
 

"We welcome the government’s commitment to supporting R&D, which will help keep post-Brexit Britain at the cutting edge of science and technology.

 
Developing the country’s industrial strategy will be crucial in supporting the future of molecular bioscience in the UK, helping to fund vital research in areas such as health and disease and big data as well as to support a future pipeline of highly skilled scientists and technicians.
 

The Society looks forward to the launch of next week’s Industrial Strategy White Paper. We will continue to work closely with our sister societies and others across STEM to represent our community."