Returners to Bioscience Week raises awareness and celebrates talent
The UK is facing a severe shortage of STEM professionals. To raise awareness of the challenges that returners to bioscience face and what they offer, the Royal Society of Biology are celebrating the first Returners to Bioscience Week 9-13th November.
Science Minister meets with RSB to discuss spending review
This week the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, met with the President and the chief executive of the Royal Society of Biology, Professor Dame Jean Thomas Hon FRSB and Dr Mark Downs CSci FRSB.
National citizen science survey re-launched in bid to solve starling murmuration mystery
The national Starling Survey, which aims to solve the mystery of starling murmurations, is being re-launched today to build on the information gathered last year.
Regius Professorships to celebrate role of academic research in UK growth
UK universities have today been invited to apply for one of 12 new Regius Professorships that will be awarded to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
New statistics give clearer picture of animal use in experiments
This morning the Home Office released the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain, providing information about scientific procedures performed using living animals during the year 2014, as regulated by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
Red Fox Wins Nancy Rothwell Award for Specimen Drawing
The results of the Nancy Rothwell Award for specimen drawing have been announced, with three winners selected from a high standard of entries.
Biology Week 2015: bigger and better
Last week we enjoyed the biggest celebration of biosciences in the calendar, with over 100 events across the UK and beyond.
Society Awards Celebrate Biology Books and Photography
Photographs from across the globe, biology books tackling life and death, and international science communicators were among the range of winners recognised at the Royal Society of Biology Annual Awards Ceremony at Charles Darwin House last night.
Buff-tailed Bumblebee Voted Favourite UK Insect
The buff-tailed bumblebee has been crowned the Favourite UK Insect after winning a public poll of almost 7,500 votes run by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).
Parliament celebrates Biology Week
This year's Biology Week Parliamentary Reception, held in partnership with the BBSRC, was a huge success, with a packed room at the House of Commons.
Scientists debate impacts and applications of synthetic biology
Last night, the Royal Institution’s lecture theatre was at full capacity with over 400 guests of varying ages and scientific backgrounds, eager to debate the topic of synthetic biology.
UK fascinated by flying ants
Hundreds of budding biologists across the UK have shared information about flying ant days around the UK this summer.
Biology Week Begins
Biology Week, starting today and running until Sunday 18th October, celebrates the wonderful world of biosciences across the UK and beyond, with everyone from professional scientists to students to families getting involved.
Nobel Prizes in Chemistry awarded
The 2015 Chemistry Nobel Prize has been awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for their studies into the mechanisms of DNA repair.
Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine awarded
This year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been split two ways, both rewarding novel therapies against parasitic diseases.
Photographer of the Year Shortlist Announced
The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the shortlists for their Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions.
Society calls for 'critically important' science funding increase
Dr Mark Downs today joined other science leaders in issuing strong calls for investment in science ahead of the forthcoming spending review.
Society awards outstanding science communicators
Anita Montagna, from King's College London and Dr Joana Alves Moscoso of Imperial College London have been named as the winners of the Royal Society of Biology's Science Communication Awards 2015.
It could be another year of big spiders - get to know your house guests
Learn more about the spiders in your homes in the coming months with our free app ‘Spider in da House’.
Nominations open for HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2016
Nominations are now open for the Royal Society of Biology’s prestigious HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2016.
Britain’s invasive species: Good, bad, or ugly?
The Royal Society of Biology highlighted the scale and threat of invasive alien species at a free expert discussion event as part of the British Science Festival 2015 this morning at the University of Bradford.
Biology Book Awards Shortlists Announced
The Royal Society of Biology would like to announce the shortlists for its annual Book Awards.
School Biology Teacher of the Year Award open for nominations
The Royal Society of Biology's School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is now open for nominations.
Synthetic biologists gather in London
Starting today, the Synthetic Biology UK conference, jointly organised by the Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Biology, will provide a focal point to showcase UK synthetic biology research, to build the research community in the field and to engage with the wider society.
Increase in GCSE students studying science
Students from across the country collected their GCSE results yesterday. There was positive news with the number of students taking STEM (science technology engineering and maths) subjects increasing.