Welcome to the British Society for Cell Biology website

The BSCB was founded 1965 in order to promote the advancement of research in all branches of cell biology and to encourage the interchange of information. The Society organises a large annual conference each Spring and supports a number of other meetings across the UK relevant to cell biology. It helps promote the career development of young cell biologists and provides both travel funds for young researchers and summer research bursaries to undergraduates to work in BSCB member’s labs. The Society awards the Hooke Medal each year to a UK-based cell biologist who has made outstanding contributions to their field and since 2015 a medal to recognise outstanding female early career cell biologists. The BSCB runs annual competitions for cell biology imagery and science writing and also provides a range of highly popular informational resources for school pupils that are used across the globe. The BSCB plays an increasing role in raising awareness of science policy and funding issues in the UK.

The Society is supported by membership subscriptions and by a generous grant from The Company of Biologists, the publishers of the Journal of Cell Science, DevelopmentJournal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models and Mechanisms.

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The BSCB supports “Science Is Vital”. Please consider doing the same.

Science is Vital is a well-respected grassroots organisation composed of scientists and supporters of science and research in the UK. Formed in 2010 as a response to the previous government’s proposed cuts to science, the group remains a key advocate for increasing investment in science. THEIR MESSAGE: Funding for science and engineering in the UK […]


BSCB Meetings

Date Title Venue Website
April 10, 2016 - April 13, 2016 2016 BSCB-BSDB Spring Meeting University of Warwick More info... Meeting Page