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Big numbers aplenty as Policy Lates tackles the complexities of food

Attendees of the latest RSB Policy Lates discussion heard a variety of staggering and sobering statistics on the need to reform the way we grow and consume food.

Winners of the RSB’s Outreach and Engagement Award 2021 announced

Two outstanding bioscience researchers have been recognised with this year’s RSB Outreach and Engagement Awards.

Royal Society of Biology welcomes Government announcement on the regulation of genetic technologies

The RSB has issued a statement welcoming the outcome of the consultation on genetic technologies regulation, published September 29.

Society urges PM to take the lead in tackling “deadly” climate crisis

The RSB has written to prime minister Boris Johnson ahead of November’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, urging his Government to do justice to the UK’s history of leadership on environmental issues.

UKRI chief executive briefs RSB Member Organisations on the future of UK research

UKRI chief executive Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser has set out her vision for the UK’s research landscape in the coming years at an online meeting of the RSB’s Member Organisations.

School teacher of the year award for “the very best of biology teaching”

Paul Downie from Hyndland Secondary School, Glasgow, has won this year’s RSB School Biology Teacher of the Year Award.

Students in all UK nations awarded grades this week

Today students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales received AS level, A level and vocational and technical qualification awards, and in Scotland National 4 and 5, Higher and Advanced Highers. GCSE students will receive awards on Thursday 12 August.

2020 animal research national statistics released

There were a total of 2.88 million regulated procedures involving live animals completed in 2020.

Links Day brings an international community together to discuss climate change

Links Day, a staple event in the Parliamentary science calendar, this year brought together keynote talks and panel discussions on climate change with a range of policymakers, politicians and sector leaders.

Bioscientists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours list

Members of the bioscience community have been recognised for their work in this year’s birthday honours list, with many having been directly involved in COVID-19 efforts.