“This is an extraordinary time and the Biochemical Society and Portland Press (PPL) continues to closely monitor developments relating to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Our priority must be to protect staff and members and to play our part in limiting the spread of infection. Since 16 March 2020, our staff have been working from home and will continue to do so until further notice. We have robust systems in place to facilitate successful remote working so this should not limit our quality of service. Unfortunately, we have also had to take the difficult decision to postpone our scientific meetings and face-to-face training events until October 2021 and we will continue to review this.
We are working across our networks to see how we can best coordinate our efforts during this period, including liaising with partners across the life sciences and sharing some of the latest research on the coronavirus itself. We are proud to support an incredible community of bioscientists whose dedication to understanding biology at a molecular and cellular level is more important than ever.”
We conducted two surveys to understand the impact of the pandemic on researchers and how we can best support via the findings of these surveys.