Royal Society of Biology

Via the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy’s organisational membership of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), our members are eligible for a discount of 50% for their first two years of individual RSB membership. You are also entitled to a 50% discount on RSB training courses. As the leading professional body for biologists in the United Kingdom, the RSB  represents 16,000 individual members, as well as more than 100 member organisations working in and around the life sciences.

The benefits of membership

The RSB offers a range of membership grades to match the professional expertise of members – wherever they are in their career, and whatever their interest in the life sciences.

Members receive a free subscription to the award-winning magazine The Biologist, published six times a year, and have access to a range of electronic bulletins to help keep them up to date with developments in science policy, biology education and the RSB’s work at international, national and regional levels, together with invitations to local and national events.

Post nominal letters can demonstrate members’ status as professional biologists, well qualified and subject to a rigorous code of conduct, while professional awards, including Chartered Biologist (CBiol), supported by a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and significant savings on RSB-run training courses aim to enhance members’ recognition, status and employability.
Opportunities to help shape the future of biology
The RSB is frequently consulted on biological issues by government departments, funding bodies, industry and other national and international organisations. Drawing on the breadth of its membership, the RSB reflects the views of the biological profession as a whole.

For further information, and to ensure that you receive the 50% two-year discount, please contact Clare Beach and/or Sophia McCully


As an organisational member of the Royal Society of Biology BSGCT benefits from a range of benefits which include:

  • Invitations to take part in their policy task force meetings, which discuss and formulate responses to Government and other consultations on behalf of the Society
  • Specific expertise via the Society’s Special Interest Groups
  • Discounted room booking at their Charles Darwin House conference entre
  • Free course approval for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes
  • Extended representaion via their membership of other organisations and coalitions
  • Enhanced coordination and communciation with stakeholders via their facilitation of a number of diverse bioscience education, careers and outreach projects
  • Opportunities to meet and network with other Member Organisations through a wide range of focus groups and other events
  • 50% discount for advertising on their jobs board – the one-stop place for all biology related jobs
  • Significant discounts on advertising and sponsorship packages for Society events
  • Opportunities to publicise events through the Society of Biology website and e-newsletters
  • An informative monthly e-bulletin, to help kelp BSGCT members up to date on current biological issues and events