Scientific writing is a great form of communication that reaches a wide range of audiences and a large number of people. 

Whether you’re writing text books, articles for newspapers, fact sheets or blogs there is something for everyone. Each form of writing has its own tone and style, so its important to know your audience.

Science Communication Competition

Each year the Biochemical Society looks for talented science writers to take
part in our annual Science Communication Competition. Find out more about the competition, and read our winning articles


Below are a list of fact sheets created by the Biochemical Society as part of our public engagement programme. Got an interesting idea for a fact sheet? Email the Education Team

“DIY Biology – Biohacking, Citizen Science and Community Labs” – This fact sheet was made to complement two events held at the 2017 British Science Festival in Brighton and New Scientist Live. 

“Genome Editing – Scientific Scissors”   – this fact sheet was created to complement our public engagement activity and acts as an introduction to what Genome Editing is and how it works.

“Epigenetics – why you don’t have teeth in your eyeballs”  – this fact sheet was made to complement a public lecture at the British Science Festival 2014.

“Medicine Makers” – this fact sheet is all about how painkillers work and was made as a handout for our hands on activity Medicine Makers created with the British Pharmacological Society.

“The Journey of a Medicine” – this fact sheet outlines the journey of a medicine through our bodies, as part of the Medicine Makers activity.

“Living in a post-antibiotic era: the impact on public health” – this booklet created with the Microbiology Society describes antibiotic resistance, how it will affect our health in the future and what we can do to limit its impact.

“Synthetic Life: How far could it go? How far should it go?” – this booklet was made to complement a public debate at the Ri, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology as part of Biology Week 2015. 

“Can we give new biotech the green light?” – this booklet was developed to complement a Café Scientifique at Glasgow Science Festival 2016, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology. 

“Cancer: Is treatment always the answer?” – this booklet was produced for a public debate held at Cardiff City Hall, in collaboration with Cancer Research UK.