The Biologist

The Biologist has been covering the extraordinary and diverse world of the biological sciences since 1953. Featuring interviews with high-profile scientists, news and views on cutting-edge biology, and contributions from the RSB’s network of 17,000 professional and student bioscientists, The Biologist is packed full of features for professionals and non-professionals alike. Alongside striking images from biology research and the natural world, each issue also includes updates from the RSB science policy team and a guide to the best biological museum exhibits around the world.

Here is a list of article recommendations, compiled by the editorial team at The Biologist.


1. Cell biology

2. Organisation

Happy Birthday DNA
April/May 2013

3. Infection and response

A Killer Cure
Feb/March 2019

4. Bioenergetics

5. Homeostasis and response

6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

7. Ecology

Out Of The Ashes
April/May 2016

In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time
August/September 2016

8. Key ideas

Crazy Horses
June/July 2018


1 Biological molecules

Happy Birthday DNA
April/May 2013

2 Cells

3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment

The Forest In The Future
December 2018/January 2019

Can We Fix It?
August/September 2017

4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Going Back In Genes
April/May 2017

5 Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only)

6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only)

Soaking Up The Pressure
Feb/March 2020

Aliens In The Antarctic
August/September 2019

Safe And Sound
April/May 2019

7 Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only)

8 The control of gene expression (A-level only)

Spotlight On Epigenetics
Feb/March 2014