Welcome to the first Newsletter of this Millennium. Like many other
organisations, we have been spending time looking at where we have
come from and where we now see ourselves heading in the future. Our
new president, Fiona Watt gives her thoughts on the subject later
in the newsletter.
Also in this issue, the BSCB Secretary Michael Whitaker informs us
of the latest moves towards a single representative biosciences body
in the UK that could speak authoritatively and speedily to the government
and the press about issues of interest or concern. We hear from Mario
Gimona about the current state of Cell Biology in Austria and from
our Young Cell Biologist from 1999, Fanni Gergely and her trip to
the ASCB meeting last December. We have meeting reports from the latest
BSCB Spring Meeting in Warwick which had a wonderful programme focussing
on Cell Biology in Disease, and also from meetings in Keystone and
We also have the programme and registration forms for this years
BSCB Autumn meeting
Cell and Molecular Biology of Apoptosis. This meeting
is being held at Heriot-Watt University on 1013 September 2000.
The line-up of speakers looks excellent so make sure you get your
application forms in soon.
Finally, thanks to all those who have contributed to this Newsletter,
to the BSCB Committee for their hard work throughout the year and
to the sponsors of the BSCB.