Ruth Roberts (ApconiX) and Emma Walker (Kings College London) attended the Royal Society of Biology President’s Dinner May 2nd 2018 where they chatted with Stephen Benn about the great work he does as Vice-President of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and for the Society as their Director of Parliamentary Affairs.

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow succeeded Professor Dame Jean Thomas Hon FRSB as President of the RSB, with handover taking place at the Annual General Meeting earlier that day.  Dame Julia was previously the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent and former President of Universities UK. She is renowned for academic achievement in the fields of biophysics and biomolecular science.

Professor Jackie Hunter FRSB, RSB Council member and chief executive of BenevolentBio presented this year’s Charter lecture, entitled ‘How Artificial Intelligence is revolutionising Drug Discovery’.

The presentation of cutting edge computer-assisted disease and therapy research was much appreciated and lively discussion continued into the reception afterwards.