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 two annual conferences and supports a limited 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. 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, who publish Journal of Cell Science, Development, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models and Mechanisms.

Latest News

Medal Nomination Deadlines Looming…

Just a quick post to remind everyone that the deadline is 1st August 2014 if you want to nominate someone either for the new Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award Medal or the Hooke Medal.  You can find application details on the two medal webpages. These two medals are prestigious accolades to receive, but […]


BSCB Meetings

Date Title Venue Website
September 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014 2014 BSCB-Biochemical Society Joint Autumn Meeting Robinson College, Cambridge, UK More info... Meeting Page