Today the Society of Biology is celebrating the achievements of students taking part in the British Biology Olympiad and Biology Challenge. Certificates will be presented in a ceremony at the Royal Society, alongside the Secondary School Biology Teacher of the Year award.
This year's Parliamentary Links Day was a huge success with a packed room at the House of Commons. MPs, representatives from scientific organisations and those related to parliamentary science policy convened to discuss science and public trust.
The Society of Biology is delighted that three Fellows have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Today the Society of Biology launched the 2014 flying ant survey, and is calling for everyone to report their sightings.
Earlier this year, the Government announced that the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) will be ‘modernised’ to target the limited public funding available to those most in need. This effectively means a cut, where DSAs will only be available ‘for higher specification or higher cost computers where a student needs one solely by virtue of their disability’.
The Society of Biology has launched its 2014 competition to support student members who wish to develop careers in animal science and technology. Undergraduate student members (and those who have applied for membership) can enter the competition for a chance to win a Home Office Modular training 1 – 3 course paid for by the Society of Biology.
The results of the Society of Biology’s top 10 poll of people who have changed the world with biology have been announced. The public poll was part of the ‘Biology: Changing the World’ project and the shortlist was collated from public nominations and other famous faces of biology.
Today the Society of Biology will be at the opening of the Cheltenham Science Festival, manning a stand with hands on activities related to 'mini-beasts'.
The Society of Biology’s response to the question of whether organic farming and GM crops can co-exist has been published in the Guardian.
At the Annual General Meeting today the Society of Biology officially welcomed the incoming president, Professor Dame Jean Thomas, and said farewell and thank you to Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the first president of the Society of Biology.
The Society of Biology is proud to announce the launch of the Nancy Rothwell Award, a competition aiming to celebrate specimen drawing in schools and highlight the benefits of links between science and art.
The Society of Biology is one of over 70 bioscience organisations which signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK. The Concordat commits its signatories to enhance their communication about their use of animals.
For the first time, three female presidents lead the Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics. On 13th May 2014 this will be celebrated by the presidents coming together at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester.
Yesterday the Society of Biology website was recognised at the MemCom Awards 2014 gaining a Highly Commended prize.
The Society's biological education journal has appointed a new editor. Ian Kinchin FSB, head of the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, will take over as editor of the Journal of Biological Education officially from today.
Four learned societies today issued a joint statement regarding the UK pharmaceutical industry.
The Campaign for Science and Engineering, with support from the Society of Biology and other organisations, has commissioned an investigation into the economic significance of public investment in science.
A record 32,500 school students have taken part in the Society of Biology’s 2014 Biology Challenge competition, collectively answering over four million questions.
The Society’s Heritage Lottery Fund supported project focusing on the heritage of biology has launched a poll to find the top 10 biologists who have changed the world.
Five new members have been appointed to the Council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) by the Minister for Universities and Science Rt Hon David Willetts. Of these five, three are Fellows of the Society of Biology.
Dr Nick Freestone from Kingston University was announced last week as the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony on the 8th April held at the 2014 Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) Spring Meeting, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire.
The Society of Biology welcomes the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee's report on international STEM students.
As Ofqual announces the separation of marks for practical science from core A level grades, a leading partnership of scientific societies including the Society of Biology, SCORE, has expressed its disappointment and concern.
In January, a record 5,057 students took part in the first round of the British Biology Olympiad.