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Experimental Biology across Boundaries: The Society of Experimental Biology Partners with Native Scientists

The Society will finance workshops across Europe to foster cell, plant, and animal biology research knowledge among pupils.

Native Scientists established a new partnership with The Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) to support the  Same Migrant Community (SMC) Programme activities. The partnership will finance 10 science outreach workshops over the next school year held in different European Countries, focusing on activities in Arabic or Portuguese. The aim is to offer both SEB members and non-member experimental biologists the opportunity to participate in outreach projects through Native Scientists’ workshops. The researchers involved in the workshop will have a chance to join the Native Scientists community and access tailored science communication training and a pan-European network of scientists and communicators. 

Discussing the new partnership, Hania Tayara, UK Programme Lead at Native Scientists says “This partnership will enable us to expand our reach across Europe and introduce young students to the world of experimental biology. We’re also looking forward to welcoming more biologists into our community!”

With outreach among their core values, the SEB focuses on increasing the influence of experimental biology within the scientific community and demonstrates to the wider public its importance and the impact of biological research on tackling real-world issues. SEB members have access to several benefits, such as support for travel, diversity initiatives, networking opportunities, publishing discounts, and free or heavily discounted entry to events.

Rebecca Ellerington, Outreach, Education and Diversity Manager at SEB, says “We are incredibly happy to be working with Native Scientists to bring the exciting world of biology to more children, especially for those who might not otherwise engage with science. This partnership not only allows us to extend our educational impact but also provides our members and supporters with invaluable opportunities to develop their outreach skills and share their work with a wider audience. We look forward to the positive outcomes of this collaboration and together we are committed to nurturing a more inclusive and engaged scientific community."

Are you an experimental biologist with a migrant background? Are you interested in carrying out science outreach activities in your heritage language? Please register interest here and we will be in touch shortly.

About Native Scientists

Founded in 2013, Native Scientists is a pan-European non-profit organisation connecting underserved children and scientists. It exists to broaden children's horizons, promoting scientific literacy and reducing inequalities through science outreach educational programmes.

About The Society of Experimental Biology

The Society for Experimental Biology is a learned society established in 1923 in London to "promote the art and science of experimental biology in all its branches". Today they represent and bring together an international community of experimental biologists to support them in their scientific work, new ideas and experimental techniques, and establish connections between cell, plant, and animal biology.


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