Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow is to succeed Professor Dame Jean Thomas as President of the Society from May 2018.
A record 40,000 students took part in the Biology Challenge this year, surpassing the record set in 2015 when 35,000 students sat the biology competition ran by the Society.
Ahead of the General Election, Dr Mark Downs FRSB has sent a letter on behalf of the Royal Society of Biology to all Members of Parliament who are planning to stand for re-election, highlighting the importance of science.
A group of members in Australia and New Zealand have officially launched an Australasia branch of the Society.
16 universities will be awarded Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology in recognition of the high standards of education provided by their undergraduate or postgraduate bioscience degree programmes.
Ten young biologists have received travel grants from the Royal Society of Biology to help support them in overseas research projects and field courses.
The first issue of Emerging Topics in Life Science, a new journal jointly owned by the Royal Society of Biology and the Biochemical Society, has been published.
Mark Downs CSci FRSB, chief executive of the Royal Society of Biology, has been shortlisted for the Louis Armstrong Leadership award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body.
Four sixth form students have qualified to represent the UK at the 2017 International Biology Olympiad, after triumphing over 7,500 other pupils.
Research commissioned by a group of organisations, including the Royal Society of Biology, has found that women working in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) still experience significant career challenges compared to men.