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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 Policy Network!


Open to all our members, the network is an opportunity to keep up to date and feed into our policy activities

These include work on issues such as: 

  • EU policy
  • Education policy
  • Research funding
  • Antimicrobial resistance 
  • Equality and diversity

To find out more, or sign up email us at biopol@biochemistry.org

 



Voice of the Future

 

Student or Early career researcher? Apply now for Voice of the Future 2019!

Voice of the Future returns on 12 March 2019 at the Houses of Parliament in London, providing you with a chance to take part in a Select Committee style session and to grill MPs on the science policy issues that matter to you. This is an exciting opportunity to meet prominent scientists and politicians and to get an insight into science policy!  

 

Voice of the Future is a special kind of science Question Time, organised by the Royal Society of Biology, where student and early career representatives from a wide range of science and engineering organisations have the chance to ask questions of the leading figures dealing with science, whether in Parliament or Government.  

The Biochemical Society receives six spaces each year at this event. If you would like to apply for one of these spaces, please email biopol@biochemistry.org with the following information:  

  1. Name 
  2. Date of birth (applicants must be 18-35 old) 
  3. Occupation and organisation/university 
  4. Membership number 
  5. Why you would like to represent the Biochemical Society  
  6. The question(s) you would like to ask  

 

The deadline for applications is Monday 21 January 2019. 

You can find out more about Voice of the Future on the Royal Society of Biology website. Or read about last year’s event on our blog. 


 

Recent News: 


The Biochemical Society responds to the UK Government's Immigration White Paper 2018
19.12.2018

Today saw the release of the Government’s long awaited Immigration White Paper which sets out proposals for the UK’s future immigration system. Calling it the ‘UK’s future skills-based immigration system’, the paper signifies the end of the free movement of people between the UK and the EEA and instead proposes a single immigration system to be used by people across the world who wish to live, work and study in the UK.


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.


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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.