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Science policy

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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Visit to an animal research facility

By Dr Laura Marshall MRCVS MRSB, science policy manager at the Royal Society of Biology Kings College London (KCL) invited RSB representatives to its Guy’s Campus recently, for a tour of their animal research facilities. This was one of a series of visits, organised through Understanding Animal Research, to help explain what happens at the … Continue reading »

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Decorating the dolphin: why a marine mammal deserves the crown

Opinion piece by Billy Mills – Biology Week intern at the Royal Society of Biology. Read blogs about the other mammals in the #UKMammalPoll and vote for your Favourite UK Mammal. While helping create the UK Mammal Poll, I noticed that many people seem to be unaware of the diversity of mammals that live in … Continue reading »

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Science and policymaking: reflections from a global meeting

By Alessandro Allegra, doctoral candidate in science and technology studies, UCL Over the last two days of September 600 scientists, policymakers, and knowledge brokers from all over the world gathered in Brussels to discuss how to improve dialogue between science and policymaking. The global conference, organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government … 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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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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ESOF 2016: Science as Revolution – A source of inspiration

By Anna Holderbaum, Marie Curie early stage researcher at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast “In the 21st century, science can no longer be distant to the public” said European Commissioner Carlos Moedas. His visionary speech on Europe’s voyage towards an open global research area was one of my personal highlights during EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016. … Continue reading »

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What next for science after the referendum?

By Micha Hanzel, science policy intern at the Royal Society of Biology and PhD student at King’s College London Currently, the scientific community in the UK and Europe is faced with a challenge few scientists wanted. The majority of UK voters have decided to leave the European Union, a choice not shared by up to … Continue reading »

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Can we give new biotech the green light?

By Gabriele Butkute, science policy assistant at the Royal Society of Biology and the Biochemical Society The human population is expected to reach nine billion by 2050. There are pressing questions about how to ensure a healthy diet for everyone while preventing overuse of natural resources or poisoning of the land, sea and air. Biotechnology … Continue reading »

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Watch: Links Day 2016 – Science After the Referendum

Parliamentary Links Day is an annual event organised in Parliament by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science community, which aims to strengthen dialogue between scientists and politicians. This year it took place on 28th June, just days after the UK voted to leave the EU, and thus explored: Science after the … Continue reading »

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