Biochemical Society announces Diversity in Science Grant winners

The Biochemical Society is thrilled with the quality and creativity exhibited in the projects proposed and pleased to announce the Diversity in Science Grant winners.

Biochemical Society responds to HFEA decision to permit the clinical use of mitochondrial donation techniques in the UK
The Biochemical Society applauds the HFEA’s decision and hope it will help many affected families overcome mitochondrial disorders.

UCL student claims Eisenthal Prize
The 2016 Eisenthal Prize has been awarded to Rachel Lau, undergraduate student at University College London.

Biochemical Society responds to 2016 Autumn Statement
The Biochemical Society welcomes the government’s announcement that an extra £2bn will be invested annually in science research and development by 2020-21. We also welcome the government’s commitment to support scientific research and development of technologies through its industrial strategy.

2017 Biochemical Society Elections: nominations open 

Following the recent review of Biochemical Society governance, the first phase of nominations is now open for the 2017 Biochemical Society Elections, for candidates who wish to stand for the Society’s vacant committee positions.

Portland Press celebrates Open Access Week
24–30 October 2016 is International Open Access Week, which has always been about action. This year’s theme encourages everyone to take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same.

2016 Nobel Prizes honour autophagy and molecular machines
With all three science Nobel Prizes unveiled, the Biochemical Society is thrilled to see that the field of molecular bioscience is so well represented.

Professor Stefan Roberts appointed as new Biochemical Society Honorary Meetings Secretary
The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that Stefan Roberts, Professor of Cancer Biology at University of Bristol, has been appointed as the new Honorary Meetings Secretary Elect.

Global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

On 21 September 2016, world leaders made a commitment to work at national, regional, and global levels to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Biochemical Society-funded teacher wins ENTHUSE Celebration Award
The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are presented each year to recognise the impact that school and Further Education teachers, technicians and support staff have on their pupils, colleagues, schools, colleges and peers, as a result of the continuing professional development they have received through Project ENTHUSE.

Statement regarding EU referendum result

In light of the result of the EU referendum, the Biochemical Society is keen to ensure that the UK government is mindful of the significant potential damage to the molecular bioscience community and to UK life science more broadly of the decision to leave the European Union.

Announcing Professor Aideen Sullivan as Editor-in-Chief of Neuronal Signaling

We are delighted that Aideen Sullivan, Professor of Neuroscience in University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of our new open access journal, Neuronal Signaling.

Impact Factors for Portland Press journals announced
The 2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports® (Source: 2015 Web of ScienceTM Data) for Portland Press Publishing journals have been announced.

Biochemical Society joins the Science Council

We are pleased to announce that the Biochemical Society has joined the Science Council as a full member organization. This was ratified at the Science Council Annual General Meeting held on 14 June 2016.

Celebrating the Queen’s Honours list 2016

More than a thousand people have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016, including those for services to science. Science and technology make up 3.3% and health makes up 7.3% of the total honours that were announced on 10th June, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s official 90th Birthday.

Biochemical Society Annual General Meeting
In line with the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Biochemical Society, the membership are hereby notified of the Annual General Meeting that will take place at 15:30 on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 at Charles Darwin House (12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU). Please click here for more information.

Summer Vacation Studentship Grants 2016
We are pleased to announce the awardees of the September round of Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentship grants. Grants are available for stipends of £200 per week for 6-8 weeks, to support an undergraduate student to carry out a summer lab placement.

Biochemical Society statement regarding the EU Referendum
The outcome of the EU Referendum will undoubtedly have a considerable impact upon the molecular bioscience community, and the greater science sector. In line with charity legislation and the recent regulatory guidance for charities on engagement with the EU referendum, the Trustees of the Biochemical Society will not take a position on either outcome during the campaigning period.

Review of antimicrobial resistance presents global action plan      
A review on antimicrobial resistance by Lord Jim O’Neill sets out a comprehensive action plan for the world to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, develop new rapid diagnostics tools and incentivize research into new antibiotics.

Concordat on Openness on Animal Research celebrates second anniversary
The Biochemical Society is one of 100 signatories of the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research, a commitment to be as open as possible with the wider public about the involvement of animals in scientific, medical and veterinary research in the UK.

UK Government announces anti-lobbying clause research exemptions
The Department for Business, Innovation and Science (BIS) have confirmed their intention to exclude core research funders from the new anti-lobbying clause in government grants.

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

Call for nominations for Biochemical Society Honorary Meetings Secretary 
Nominations from the membership are sought for the position of Honorary Meetings Secretary which will take effect from 1 January 2017.

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

We are delighted to announce two new journals, Neuronal Signaling and Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, strengthening the Society’s commitment to promoting and sharing knowledge.

‘Voice of the Future’ at the House of Commons 
Young scientists and engineers quizzed key political figures at the Houses of Parliament about the science policy issues that matter to them.

Playing the ‘Hungry Games’ in Northern Ireland
This weekend will be one of foodie fun and games at the ‘Hungry Games’ event in Northern Ireland!

Teacher Industrial Partners Scheme (TIPS) and Teacher Academic Placement Scheme (TAPS) 
First teacher placements launched this week.

Tickell review recognises significant progress in Open Access arena 
An extensive report on open access to research publications has been released.

New Immigration report 
A new report by CaSE has been launched in the house of commons last week.

Antimicrobial Resistanc
Calls are made on governments to work on the rising threat of drug resistance.


Teacher placement schemes launch 
The Biochemical Society is working in partnership with the Science Learning Network.

Eisenthal Prize Winner Announced
Yoana Petrova (University of Bath) has been awarded the 2015 Eisenthal Prize by the Biochemical Society.

Diversity in Science Grants Winners Announced
The Biochemical Society is committed to fostering diversity and equality.

Scientific Outreach Grant winners announced
The Biochemical Society offers up to £1000 to support outreach activities.

Nobel Laureates 2015
Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar have been jointly awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.