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RSB’s Education Policy Team submits evidence to Parliament

The Royal Society of Biology’s Education Policy Team has recently been providing evidence to multiple inquiries on science in education to Parliament.

More than 100 members attend this year’s AGM

More than 100 members joined, both in person and virtually, this year’s Annual General Meeting, which took place on 10th May at The Wellcome Collection.

Executive Chair of BBSRC, UKRI, appointed as RSB Trustee

Professor Melanie Welham, Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has been appointed as a Trustee for the Royal Society of Biology and will take up her position from 1st September 2023.

Accreditation Awards Ceremony held in Westminster to honour HE institutes and students

Over 1,000 degree programmes at 101 Higher Education (HE) institutes have been formally awarded degree accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology at the 2023 awards ceremony in Westminster.

RSB’s Employer Advisory Network relaunched

The Royal Society of Biology has relaunched its Employer Advisory Network (EAN), a group of companies active in the biosciences, providing expertise and support to the Society.

Sir Patrick Vallance welcomed as Honorary Fellow to RSB

The RSB is pleased to welcome outgoing Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance as an Honorary Fellow (Hon FRSB), in recognition of his exceptional service and significant impact in this key role.

Learned societies’ joint action on Horizon Europe association

The Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics jointly wrote to the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister ahead of the UK Secretary of State's trip to Brussels to emphasise the importance of the UK's association with Horizon Europe, for the sake of UK science and the UK’s global standing.

RSB's plant health series heads to Californian vineyards

Over 50 guests attended the Royal Society of Biology’s fifth Plant Health Series event, funded by Defra, where Dr Jassy Drakulic chaired a keynote given by Dr Kendra Baumgartner on managing diseases found in the grapevines and tree crops of California.

RSB welcomes Adelphi Genetics Forum as new MO

In February, the Royal Society of Biology welcomed a new Full Member Organisation (MO), Adelphi Genetics Forum.

RSB responds to Parliamentary Inquiry on COVID

The Royal Society of Biology Science Policy team has submitted a response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committees call for evidence on emerging diseases and learnings from COVID-19.