During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heard phrases like “following the science” from politicians with regard to lockdowns, track and trace and other COVID-related policies. But how does science actually inform Government policy decisions? Continue reading A virtual Voice of the Future connects young scientists to Government policy
On 3 September, we held our second online chat via Twitter to answer your questions on Working in Industry. Our panelists represented different aspects of the biosciences industry, which included Gerard Collins, Human Resources Director at Sosei Heptares, Marion Vandeputte, an Associate Scientist at Illumina, and Daniel Jamieson, an entrepreneur and Founder of Biorelate. Here we provide the highlights from our online Q&A. Continue reading Working in industry – what’s it all about?
On 3 March 2020, members of the bioscience community gathered at the Science Museum in London to celebrate the Royal Society of Biology’s (RSB) 10th Anniversary. Continue reading Celebrating 10 years of collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology
James Brown, Biochemical Society
On the 1 May, the Biochemical Society will be at the opening film of the 18th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film. Prior to the film, geneticist, microbiologist, comedian and all round good egg Dr Charlotte Mykura will be giving a talk which aims to separate the science from the fiction and explore how fact can be even more unexpected than film. The film in question is Chimera, a Sci-Fi horror in which (and I quote), “A brilliant but disturbed scientist’s children are in cryogenic suspension, while he races to cure their deadly disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish. To progress he needs lots of stem cells. A manipulative millionaire can help but she has her own agenda!”