Category Archives: Policy

What is the Nagoya Protocol? How does it relate to microbiology?

Microbiology is an interconnected discipline, with researchers all over the world sharing samples and genetic data at an ever increasing pace. But how can we ensure that everyone can also benefit from any discoveries made? In this post, Katie Beckett … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Links Day 2017

Each year, the Royal Society of Biology organises ‘Parliamentary Links Day’, an event that brings together parliamentarians and the scientific community to discuss matters of importance to both. The 2017 event was attended by several Microbiology Society staff and members, … Continue reading

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Science and the Assembly 2017

Earlier this month, Microbiology Society staff and members attended the annual Science and the Assembly event at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the event aims to strengthen links between Welsh policy-makers … Continue reading

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Nations and leaders commit to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Over the last few months there has been a plethora of commitment at the highest level across the world to working together to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Firstly, at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan on 26 and 27 May … Continue reading

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Policy Lunchbox: Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial-resistant infections are an increasing global threat, serious enough that in July 2014 the then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked Lord Jim O’Neill to lead a major independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, to analyse the global challenges posed by antimicrobial … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Links Day 2016

Parliamentary Links Day, organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community, is an annual event that brings together the scientific community and Members of Parliament. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Science … Continue reading

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UK science and the EU

“UK science doesn’t need the European Union” – this was the hotly debated motion at a recent Science Council debate I attended between the official Vote Leave and Britain Stronger in Europe campaigns, which included representatives from Scientists for Britain … Continue reading

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