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American Institue of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
AIBS Headquarters
1444 I St., NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20005
Tel +1.202.628.1500
Fax +1.202.628.1509
Membership Inquires +1.800.992.2427
AIBS, Business Office
1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., Suite 402
McLean, VA 22101
Tel +1.703.790.1745
Fax +1.703.790.2672

In 1947, the American Institute of Biological Sciences was federally chartered as a non-profit scientific organization to advance research and education in the biological sciences. Today, more than 50 years later, AIBS continues to follow its mission statement.

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-2762
Tel: 301-347-9300
Fax: 301-347-9310

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was founded in 1961 to bring the varied facets of cell biology together. The Society's objective is to provide for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology. It does so through the scholarly dissemination of research at its Annual Meeting and in its publications, and strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and also by keeping Congress and the American public informed on the importance of biomedical research.

The American Society of Human Genetics
Administrative office
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3998
Toll Free: 1-866-HUMGENE (1-866-486-4363)
Tel:(301) 571-1825
Fax: (301) 530-7079

The American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202-737-3600

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to over 42,000 members today located throughout the world. ASM represents 25 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to promote the microbiological sciences and their applications for the common good. To meet the needs of our members, our activities include:

  • publishing journals and books, convening meetings, workshops and colloquia;

  • conducting and supporting education, training and public information programs to facilitate the dissemination and application of new microbiological knowledge addressing scientific matters affecting the public interest;

  • promoting the microbiological sciences with actions that both preserve the heritage, tradition and credibility of the microbiology profession, and also recognize promise, achievement, and distinction among its practitioners; and

  • setting an example of ethical and professional behavior for all students and practitioners of microbiology.

The ASM strives to ensure that all of our programs, products and services are of the highest possible quality provided at the lowest possible cost, and serve our members and other constituencies well.

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)
1201 Don Diego Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505 983-8102
Fax: 505 989-1073

The purposes of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities are to promote and facilitate communication and cooperation among core facilities and research laboratories, provide research mechanisms for evaluation and improvement of biotechnical capabilities of core facilities and promote the education of facility staff, users, administrators, and other members of the scientific community regarding resource facility functions. A unique feature of the ABRF is the research committees that conduct studies to assess the capabilities of core facilities and to provide materials to help member laboratories evaluate themselves.

The Association for Glycogen Storage Diseases

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Founded in 1912 by three societies, FASEB has consistently provided educational meetings and publications to disseminate biological research results. The then six Member Societies met in 1989 to alter its focus and to reaffirm its mission. The Federation has since experienced significant growth, and is now composed of the following Member Societies and Associate Members:

Member Societies

  • The American Physiological Society

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

  • American Society for Investigative Pathology

  • American Society for Nutritional Sciences

  • The American Association of Immunologists

  • Biophysical Society

  • American Association of Anatomists

  • The Genetics Society of America

  • The Protein Society

  • American Society for Bone & Mineral Research

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation

  • The Endocrine Society

  • The American Society of Human Genetics

  • Society for Developmental Biology

Associate Members

  • Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities

  • American Peptide Society

  • Society for the Study of Reproduction

  • Teratology Society

  • Radiation Research Society

  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation

  • Environmental Mutagen Society

The mission of FASEB is to enhance the ability of biomedical and life scientists to improve, through their research, the health, well-being, and productivity of all people. FASEB is a coalition of independent Member Societies that serve the interests of biomedical and life scientists, particularly those related to public policy issues. FASEB facilitates coalition activities among Member Societies and disseminates information on biological research through scientific conferences and publications. FASEB also offers Member Societies headquarters facilities, and operational and logistic support.

The Federation of European Biochemical Societies
Faculty of Chemistry,
Faculty of Biology, Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona
Tel: +34 3 4021218
Fax: +34 3 4021219

The International Cytokine Society

International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
Stanford Medical Informatics
Stanford University School of Medicine
251 Campus Drive
Stanford, California 94305-5479, USA
Stanley R. Jacob, Administrator
E-mail: jacobs@smi.stanford.edu
Tel: (650) 736-0728
Fax: 650-725-7944

The International Society for Computational Biology is dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation; our emphasis is on the role of computing and informatics in advancing molecular biology. The Society aims to serve its membership by facilitating scientific communication through meetings, tutorials, publications and by electronic means; by collecting and distributing information about training, education and employment in the field; and by increasing the understanding of the significance of our endeavor in the larger scientific community and in the public at large.

The Society for Biomolecular Screening
36 Tamarack Ave. Suite 348
Danbury, CT 06811
Tel: 203 743 1336
Fax 203 748 7557

The mission of The Society for Biomolecular Screening is to provide a forum for education and information exchange amongst professionals within Drug Discovery and related disciplines. In the process, The Society for Biomolecular Screening is committed to the highest standard of professional ethics.

The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB)
9315 Largo Drive West, Suite 255
Largo, MD 20774 USA
Phone: (301) 324-5054
Fax: (301) 324-5057

The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) was founded in 1946 as the Tissue Culture Association to foster exchange of knowledge of in vitro biology of cells, tissues and organs from both plant and animals (including humans). The focus is on biological research, development, and applications of significance to science and society.

The mission is accomplished through the Society's publications; national and local conferences, meetings and workshops; and through support of teaching initiatives in cooperation with educational institutions. Over the years, SIVB has expanded to create an environment of scientific exchange and interdisciplinary synergy with the goal of advancing current and future systems for in vitro biology.

Society for General Microbiology (SGM)
Marlborough House
Basingstoke Road
Spencers Wood, Reading
Tel. +44(0) 118 988 1800
Fax +44(0) 118 988 5656

The SGM has been established for over 50 years, promoting and supporting the art, science and significance of microbiology and associated subjects worldwide. We provides a common meeting ground for scientists working in research and in fields with applications in microbiology, including medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals, numerous industries, agriculture, food, the environment and education. The majority of members are employees of universities, research institutes, health services, government agencies and small to multinational companies.

Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM)
3929 Old Lee Highway
Suite 92A
Fairfax, VA 22030-2421
Tel: (703) 691-3357
Fax: (703) 691-7991

The Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM) is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, specifically as applied to industrial materials, processes, products and their associated problems. Its members constitute scientists employed in industry, government and university laboratories. SIM serves as liaison between the various specialized fields of theoretical and applied microbiology. It promotes the exchange of scientific information through workshops, meetings and publications, in such areas as fermentation processes, bioremediation/biodeterioration, recombinant DNA technology, secondary metabolism, biotransformation, QA/QC, cosmetic microbiology, the environment and food, among others.

The Society For Neuroscience
11 Dupont Circle, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 462-6688

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