Today marks the anniversary of the triggering of article 50 on 29 March 2017 and is exactly one year until the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union.

The Biochemical Society is a member of the Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) which has published a new Brexit report drawing on input from CaSE members across the science and engineering sectors. The report makes a series of recommendations to Government in order to secure an ambitious agreement on research and innovation with the EU and to coordinate Government efforts to unleash UK science and engineering potential. Read the full report.

Commenting on life science priorities for Brexit, Professor Sir Pete Downes, President of the Biochemical Society, said:

“Today marks one year until the UK is expected to leave the EU. For UK science, considerable uncertainty and concern remains on a number of key issues, including funding, regulation and movement of researchers. It is crucial that we find a way forward through these issues which enables the UK to maintain our valuable partnership with the EU on research and innovation after Brexit and to remain at the forefront of molecular bioscience research. We would urge the Government to continue to prioritize UK science during its negotiations in preparation for leaving the EU.”