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New Biorisk Professional Registration Scheme launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Biorisk Professional Registration Scheme (BPRS) - a new professional registration scheme for biorisk specialists. The programme, developed in conjunction with the Biorisk Strategic Leadership Group (BSLG), will allow practitioners to benchmark their competence, develop professional skills, and share learning.

When is flying ant day 2024 and why do they appear

Scientists at the Royal Society of Biology discredit the claim that there is one annual day where flying ants emerge and highlight the surprising benefits they provide to the environment.

King’s Birthday Honours 2024 recognises RSB Fellows

The RSB is delighted to announce that five members have been recognised in King Charles III’s Birthday Honours list for 2024, which acknowledges outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

Royal Society of Biology prepares for Biology Week 2024

The Royal Society of Biology’s annual Biology Week returns this autumn and will take place from Monday 7 October – Friday 11 October 2024.

RSB’s response to Qualifications Wales’ postponement of the release of The Sciences GCSE

On Thursday 6 June, Qualifications Wales published its decision to delay the introduction of GCSE The Sciences into Phase 2 of the new qualification roll out. Both The Sciences GCSE (Double Award) and Integrated Science GCSE (Single Award) will now be available for first teaching from September 2026.

RSB Fellows elected to Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

The Royal Society of Biology offers its warmest congratulations to four of its Fellows following their recent election as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the expert voice of biomedical and health research in the UK.

RSB Fellows elected to Royal Society Fellowship

The Royal Society of Biology offers its sincerest congratulations to four of its Fellows for being elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences.

Over 100 members attend the 2024 AGM with Charter Lecture given by Professor Dame Melanie Welham FRSB

The 2024 Annual General Meeting took place online (due to train strikes) on Wednesday 8th May and included updates from the RSB chief executive, approval of the 2022-2023 finances, appointments to the RSB Council, and this year’s Charter Lecture.

Winner of Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year 2024 announced at HUBS

The Royal Society of Biology has named Dr Carys Watts, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Director of Engagement at the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences at Newcastle University, winner of the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2024.

Higher education institutes receive Accreditation for their outstanding bioscience degree programmes

Over 50 bioscience programmes at more than 20 higher education institutions were formally awarded degree accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology at the 2024 Accreditation Awards Ceremony in Westminster. This year’s event was held on Thursday 25 April 2024 in the Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons.