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.

Latest News

BSCB Women In Cell Biology Medal 2020 winner: Yanlan Mao

Our second major award of the year, the early career award for female scientists, has been made to Yanlan Mao, Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London. You can read more about the award here and about her work here. Yanlan will present her medal lecture at the joint […]


BSCB Meetings

Date Title Venue Website
September 23, 2020 - September 25, 2020 Cell La Vie Institut Pasteur, Paris More info... Meeting Page