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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The results of the Nancy Rothwell Award for specimen drawing have been announced, with three winners selected from a high standard of entries.
Last week we enjoyed the biggest celebration of biosciences in the calendar, with over 100 events across the UK and beyond.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Hundreds of budding biologists across the UK have shared information about flying ant days around the UK this summer.
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.
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.
This year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been split two ways, both rewarding novel therapies against parasitic diseases.
The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the shortlists for their Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions.
Dr Mark Downs today joined other science leaders in issuing strong calls for investment in science ahead of the forthcoming spending review.
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.
Learn more about the spiders in your homes in the coming months with our free app ‘Spider in da House’.
Nominations are now open for the Royal Society of Biology’s prestigious HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2016.
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.
The Royal Society of Biology would like to announce the shortlists for its annual Book Awards.
The Royal Society of Biology's School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is now open for nominations.
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.
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.