All schools are to close in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales by the end of this week.
The RSB has been proactive in ensuring members, stakeholders and staff remain safe during the COVID 19 pandemic, and is monitoring Government advice closely to ensure all decisions are in line with expert advice.
The Government has announced “the largest and fastest increase in R&D investment on record,” with a promise to increase annual funding to £22 billion – higher than the US, China, France and Japan.
Sir David Attenborough said the RSB could be “one of the most important learned societies in the country” as he accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society’s 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year award for 2020.
The RSB has launched a new award to recognise outstanding apprentices, as part of their ten-year anniversary celebrations.
The RSB will continue to facilitate active discussion between the biosciences community and policymakers post-Brexit, to ensure their priorities remain on the agenda.
The Government has announced the introduction of a new visa scheme promising “fast tracked entry into the UK” for scientists and researchers.
A new survey has revealed the impact the research environment has on the levels of stress and mental health issues experienced by researchers, which RSB chief executive has described as a real cause for concern.
The 2020 New Year Honours List recognises a number of RSB Fellows for their work in the sciences.