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Biology Changing the World

Biology Changing the World is a Society of Biology project which aims to celebrate and inspire scientists around the UK

Celebrating our Honorary Fellow Sir David Attenborough

To celebrate the place of Sir David Attenborough in the top ten biologists who’ve changed the world, Amy Whetstone, qualifications and skills officer at the Society of Biology, writes about the achievements of the man considered the face and voice of natural history programmes. There are very few people who are not familiar with the … Continue reading »

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Sir Alec Jeffreys and DNA fingerprinting

To celebrate the place of Sir Alec Jeffreys Hon FRSB in the top ten biologists who’ve changed the world, Alastair Stewart, communications and press manager at the Biochemical Society, writes about the achievements of one of their most celebrated members. Listen to Sir Alec Jeffreys being interviewed by Professor Alison Woollard FRSB at the RSB’s … Continue reading »

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Anthony Carlisle: author, surgeon and discoverer of electrolysis

by Anita Sedgwick, project officer for Biology: Changing the World. The winners of the project’s ‘top ten’ poll were announced on the 9th June, and included Anthony Carlisle. Naked guardsmen and gothic novels aren’t the things that spring to mind when you’re first asked to think of a typical surgeon, but then Anthony Carlisle was far … Continue reading »

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Grandmother wins Nobel Prize

Natasha Neill, executive officer at the Society of Biology, is leading on Biology: Changing the World. As part of the project, the public were recently invited to vote for the biologist who has most changed the world and the top ten was announced on the 9th June. To celebrate and share the stories of the … Continue reading »

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Who gets your vote for changing the world?

by Natasha Neill, executive officer at the Society of Biology launches her online poll on biologists who have changed the world ‘Biology: Changing the World’ is the Society of Biology’s first project looking at biology heritage. Various activities and resources are planned over the next nine months, and the first of those is our poll … Continue reading »

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Forgotten faces of science

By Natasha Neill, executive officer at the Society of Biology Our new project “Biology: Changing the World” has had a busy start and the past few weeks have seen great engagement from the public and our member organisations. The project really seems to have hit upon a popular theme and I’ve been amazed at the … Continue reading »

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