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Welcome to the regional pages for Scotland. Full details of national and local events are available on our events pages.

Upcoming events



Saturday 13 October 2018 11:00-13:00

RSB Scotland Symposium on Genome Editing/CRISPR and AGM



External events of interest

Biology in Scotland Events: Links to organisations that run local events


Visit our branch map and branch demographics to see the numbers and locations of our members.

Visit the reports section to find out about past events the branch have run.


Chair: Professor Kevin O'Dell FRSB
Professor of Behaviour Genetics and Dean of Public Engagement, University of Glasgow
Vice Chair: Dr Liz Lakin CBiol FRSB
Policy Chair: Dr Nicola Marchant FRSB
Branch Activities Chair: Dr Jacqueline Nairn CBiol FRSB
Treasurer: Dr Russ Clare CBiol MRSB
Secretary: Professor David Coates FRSB
Dean of School of Life Sciences Learning & Teaching, University of Dundee

Caroline Baker CBiol MRSB, Janice Barr MRSB, Professor David Burt FRSB, Professor John Coggins FRSB, Dr Joe Gray FRSB, Professor Jack Jackson OBE CBiol FRSB, Dr Alistair MacPherson CBiol MRSB, Dr Eva Malone MRSB, Dr Andrew Spiers FRSB, Dr Lesley Stark FRSB (Co-opted)

Contact details

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Scotland annual events

The annual conference for teachers is in its 20th year. Such is the size and popularity of the meeting, it is now organised with the assistance of an independent events company.

Our AGM and symposium in November includes presentations from Scotland's notable biologists.

The annual Peter Wilson memorial lecture, run in collaboration with the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the Edinburgh Consortium for Rural Research, is held at the RSE building in central Edinburgh in February, and, with its environmental remit, honours a former Institute of Biology Vice President.

Other meetings - public fora, members symposia, careers events, and public lectures - are organised from time to time.

Scotland education work

Education in Scotland is a devolved power, and the RSB's education policy team and the RSBS is keen to support and encourage the study of biology at schools, colleges and universities.

Scotland policy work

Find out what policy work we are doing over on the regional policy page.

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