RSB meets Minister to discuss environmental science and conservation after leaving EU
Government Minister Robin Walker met with the Royal Society of Biology and other scientific, conservation and wildlife charities at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) this week to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Brexit for environmental science and conservation.
Hedgehog Wins Favourite UK Mammal Poll
The hedgehog has been voted the Favourite UK Mammal with a huge majority in the Royal Society of Biology’s public vote.
RSB welcomes importance placed on R&D in Autumn Statement
Yesterday marked the release of the first Autumn Statement of the new Parliament, providing details on the economic forecast and predicted Government spending following the EU referendum result.
New investment for UK research
Today the Prime Minister announced a new substantial investment in research and development (R&D) worth £2bn per year by 2020.
Recognition for RSB new Plant Health Register
Scientists say flying ant day is 'definitely a myth', as public reveal surprise findings
The notion of one annual ‘flying ant day’, when swarms of ants emerge in mass mating flights all over the UK, is a ‘myth’, scientists from the Royal Society of Biology and the University of Gloucestershire say.
Biology Week 2016: celebrating five years
Last week the Royal Society of Biology celebrated the fifth annual Biology Week with over 100 events held across the UK and beyond. Families, students and researchers engaged in a variety of activities including debates, quizzes, museum tours, nature walks, Big Biology Days and more.
Brexit: joint statement following a meeting of RSB and VBIO
A recent meeting in Berlin between Dr Mark Downs CSci FRSB, chief executive of the Royal Society of Biology and Professor Bernd Mueller-Roeber, President of the German Life Science Association (VBIO) addressed a wide range of issues relevant to the biosciences in Germany and the UK.
RSB announces photography and book award winners
The Royal Society of Biology celebrated the best in biology books, photography and communication at their annual Awards ceremony in London last night as part of Biology Week.
Parliament celebrates Biology Week's fifth birthday
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) held a parliamentary reception in partnership with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the House of Commons last night.
Leopard Head Wins National Specimen Drawing Competition
Liam Barrett (17), of Tupton Hall School in Derbyshire, has won the Nancy Rothwell Award for specimen drawing.
Experts debate implications of using DNA to predict cancer
A panel of experts and almost 300 members of the public discussed the scientific and ethical issues surrounding our ability to predict cancer at The Royal Institution in London last night.
What role will innovation and regulation play in tackling AMR?
The widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture was identified as a key area of concern at the Society’s ‘Policy Lates’ event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) last night. It was also agreed that antibiotics are overused in human health.
RSB Launches Poll to Find the Favourite UK Mammal
Almost two thirds of species in the UK have declined in the past 50 years, including some of the country’s most charismatic mammals. The Royal Society of Biology has launched a poll to discover the Favourite UK Mammal.
A different route into science
For the students gathered in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s historical library at Burlington House, yesterday was a chance to celebrate a dual achievement: completing their Access to Science Higher Education Diploma, and being awarded the status of Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), both achievements the result of hard work in both the classroom and the research lab.
Potential impact of immigration reforms is a vital issue for science
The RSB responds to a speech by Home Secretary Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP in which she proposed a series of measures to reduce net immigration.
RSB announces Science Communication Award winners
Dr Louise Hughes MRSB (Oxford Brookes University) and Hephzi Tagoe MRSB (University College London) have been named as the winners of the Royal Society of Biology's Science Communication Awards 2016.
Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi, from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.
UN agrees to take action on antimicrobial resistance
On 21st September 2016, all 193 countries of the UN signed a declaration agreeing to take action against antimicrobial resistant infections.
RSB announces Young Photographer of the Year Winner and Photographer of the Year Shortlist
The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the 2016 Young Photographer of the Year competition winner, Pradyuman Samant, 16, from India.
Thousands ‘ask a biologist’ at New Scientist Live
The RSB stand at New Scientist Live was buzzing from Thursday to Sunday last week as thousands of science enthusiasts asked members and Fellows of the Society their burning biology questions.
RSB Member Organisations explore business-academia links
Representatives from two of the UK’s largest science businesses met with learned societies and academics last night at a meeting of RSB Member Organisations.
Public attitudes to animals research
Today, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the results of its survey of public attitudes to animal research.
RSB BBO partnership with ASDAN China
The Royal Society of Biology is working with ASDAN China to enable schools in China to take part in the British Biology Olympiad.
Autumn heatwave sparks spider influx
The current UK heatwave may be bad news for arachnophobes, says spider expert Professor Adam Hart FRSB, as our eight legged friends get more active in warm weather and enter our homes during the start of the spider mating season.