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Events

Society of Biology local branches run biology-themed events around the UK, from fungal forays to lectures.

Talking science policy and Trump politics at this year’s Voice of the Future

By Greg Satchell, BSc (Hons) MRSC MRSB ACSFS, junior forensic scientist for Thames Valley Police and representative for the RSB at this year’s Voice of the Future Having only ever walked past Parliament on a number of occasions, never had I thought that I would be sitting in the Boothroyd Room, conversing with senior members of … Continue reading »

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Something in the air

By Dr Jonathan Carruthers, science policy officer at the Royal Society of Biology We are all exposed to air pollution to some degree. Oxides of nitrogen and particles emitted by road vehicles, trains and ships affect not just the frail, but all of us throughout our lives. These pollutants seriously harm health: they are linked … Continue reading »

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What is dining going to look like in the future?

By Professor Les Firbank FRSB, University of Leeds. Professor Firbank is speaking on the expert panel at today’s Come Dine With The Future event, organised by the RSB and NRN-LCEE in Cardiff. We know that our meals change over time; we are now offered a range of dishes far greater than at any time in history. For tonight’s … Continue reading »

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What if you shared your food with others?

By Diane Fresquez, an American food science journalist living in Brussels, and the author of ‘A Taste of Molecules: In Search of the Secrets of Flavour’. Diane will be chairing the RSB’s event, Come Dine with the Future, in Cardiff on Wednesday 30th November. From food waste to expanding waistlines, we are experiencing a global food … Continue reading »

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Innovation: a new way to fight antimicrobial resistance

By Tamar Ghosh, Lead for the Longitude Prize, Nesta The UK members of the European Federation of Biotechnology and the Learned Society Partnership on AMR are hosting a Policy Lates event on Monday 10th October as part of Biology Week: Tackling antimicrobial resistance crisis – what roles will regulation and innovation play? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) … Continue reading »

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Myth of the ‘pied piper’ butterfly

Dr Rebecca Nesbit MRSB offers some background to the free Biology Week event ‘Insect and bird migration: revealing the mysteries of flight’. It’s that time of year again – the swallows are collecting on the telegraph wires ready to escape the cold that’s coming our way. It’s a sad spectacle for anyone lamenting the end of … Continue reading »

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Being positive about conservation

Opinion piece by Billy Mills, Biology Week intern at the Royal Society of Biology With the utopian goal of saving the world’s species it is inevitable that nature conservation should be an uphill struggle. Having read the news recently you could be forgiven for thinking of it as an altogether worthless affair. It was reported … Continue reading »

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A simple guide to project management

By Dr Cliff Collis FRSB, former professional registers and training manager at the Royal Society of Biology, and a specialist in communication for scientists. Dr Collis is running an Introduction to Project Management Workshop at the RSB on Monday 19th September. Project management is very different from staff management. Project management needs an eye for … Continue reading »

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The impact of DNA testing for cancer susceptibility

Shirley Hodgson FRSB is a Professor of Cancer Genetics at St George’s University of London. She will be one of the speakers at the Biology Week 2016 debate on 11th October: The DNA revolution: Can we predict people’s chance of getting cancer? Should we? Sequencing our genomes will soon become cheap, easy and widespread, so … Continue reading »

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Is bias holding you back?

By Rosalie Ward, trainer for Skill Boosters & Inclusive Learning Ltd. Rosalie, who has produced HR guidance for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, will be leading a course on Unconscious Bias at the RSB on 13 September. No matter how open-minded we might like to think we are, we’re all victims of our unconscious … Continue reading »

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