Chemistry Biology Interface Division

The Chemistry Biology Interface Division (CBID) of the Royal Society of Chemistry is open to all members of the RSC and represents the areas where the two core disciplines of Chemistry and Biology meet. As such CBID represents RSC members across the breadth of chemistry, unifying groups across several other RSC divisions.

The aims of Chemistry Biology Interface Division are:

  1. To advocate for the importance and value of the Chemistry Biology Interface and its role in the life sciences, medicine, agriculture and the environment with policymakers, the scientific community and society as a whole. 
  2. To lead on, advise and support scientific innovation at the Chemistry Biology interface both nationally and internationally, within and between the academic, public and industrial sectors. 
  3. To support, inspire and equip the next generation of scientists working at the Chemistry Biology Interface.
  4. To support interdisciplinary working by strengthening links between the Chemical, Biological and wider scientific communities      

CBID address these aims by a variety of means which include contribution to policy consultations and the development and support of events and activities that encourage collaborative working and enable researcher mobility.

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CBID Strategy
Strategy Oct 2016
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Professor Rob Field

Chemistry Biology Interface Division Council

Council members and strategy

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Information for Interest Groups

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CBID Activities

CBID remit, activities, interest groups and other related links

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Events of interest to the Chemical Biology Interface Division and Biosciences community

Funding available from RSC Divisions

Information about the Small Grants for Scientific Activities

Scientific Meetings Grant

Funding of up to £2000 to support community-led scientific meetings You must be a member of the Division to be eligible for this grant

Information about Travel Grants for PhD Students and Post-doctoral Researchers

Travel Grants for PhD Students and Early Career Scientists

Funding to support participation by PhD students and early-career scientists in scientific meetings You must be a member of the Division to be eligible for this grant

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