American Society for Cell Biology
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB ) is a nonprofit membership organization, an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating
sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.
ASCB currently has a membership of about 9,000 cell biologists worldwide representing 68 countries, with over 28% of the membership residing outside the U.S. and making up about 28% of our attendance at this meeting. Membership includes scientists in universities, colleges, professional schools, government, industry, public and private research institutions, and undergraduate institutions who have education or research experience in cell biology or an allied field. Membership in the ASCB is open and evolving. We welcome all research scientists, students, educators (high school, community college, undergraduate, and graduate level), and technicians who have education or research experience in cell biology or an allied field.
University of California – San Francisco
Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology
The Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology exists to advance research and education in cell and developmental biology through the provision of a dynamic framework for collaboration and support. One of Australia’s oldest Scientific Societies, the ANZSCDB works proudly to support Australian and New Zealand research in cell and developmental biology across the board – senior and early career researchers, and students.
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
The Brazilian Society for Cell Biology (Sociedade Brasileira de Biologia Celular SBBC)
SBBC was founded in 1978. Since that time, 20 other symposia and congresses have been organized, and those first hundred cell biologists turned out to be more than 2000 affiliated in 30 years.These scientific meetings create the opportunity to put together lively groups of students, the best cell biologists in the world and great scientists that built the concepts of cell biology in Brazil.
Currently, SBBC board is working hard to represent the community at different instances of discussion that involve governmental policies; to increase the collaboration among Brazilian cell biologists from distant areas in the country; to stimulate the multidisciplinary approach through activities during the meetings. Finally, the SBBC has spared no efforts in connecting the Brazilian Cell Biology researchers with the international community. A reflection of that was the success of the International Cell Biology Congress in 2012. This meeting was a joint venue between the SBBC and the International Federation of Cell Biology and was held in the panoramic city of Rio de Janeiro.
Based on these premises and on the fact that Cell Biology in Brazil is now growing much faster than in the last 30 years, we believe that young cell biologists will face the challenge of answering old and new questions with modern techniques in a science without borders.
Hernandes F. Carvalho
British Society for Cell Biology
The British Society for Cell Biology (founded 1965) is dedicated to the advancement of research in all branches of cell biology and to fostering the interchange of information between cell biologists and with the public. The BSCB is run on a voluntary basis by a committee of scientists drawn from a wide range of institutions within the UK.
The BSCB organises and supports meetings and conferences relevant to cell biology, disseminates information of interest to cell biologists via its bi-annual newsletter and more widely via its website, and plays an increasing role in raising awareness of science policy issues in the UK. It is particularly committed to nurturing scientists at early stages in their careers (undergraduates, PhD students and postdoctoral workers) by providing generous travel grants for attendance at meetings, undergraduate bursaries and vacation studentships. In addition, the committee has PhD and postdoctoral representatives who organize networking events and workshops relevant to students and postdocs at our annual Spring Meeting.
The BSCB is also committed to engaging with schools and the general public by provision of freely available authoritative cell biological knowledge online. Funding for the BSCB comes mostly from membership fees and a generous grant from the Company of Biologists.
Prof Jordan Raff
University of Oxford
+44 (0) 1865 275533
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
Dr. Kristin Baetz
University of Ottawa
Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
Chinese Society for Cell Biology
Czech Society for Cell Biology, z.s
Czechoslovak Biological Society was established already in 1922. Due to extensively ongoing specialization in life sciences, there was an imminent need to establish a society specialized for research of a cell. Historically, scientists have approached the understanding of cell function in three ways. Biochemists and molecular biologists tend to look at the mechanisms of reactions that occur under cell-free conditions, often from purified components. Geneticists have isolated mutants that affect cell function and use the resulting phenotypes to deduce the function in vivo of particular proteins. Finally, morphologists and structural biologists have tended to carefully observe the structure of the cell and its constituents under varying conditions, and use changes in structure to deduce the functional role of various cellular regions, macromolecular complexes or individual macromolecules. In several last decades, a synthesis of all of these disciplines has been steadily emerging under the term of “Cell Biology”. Cell biologists combine all these approaches to attack problems of cell function.
The Czech Society for Cell Biology, z.s. was established as the independent Society in 2014. The Society has grown out of the Cell Biology Section of the Czechoslovak Biological Society, with the continuity of its aims being preserved. The Society is involved in research progress in all disciplines of cell biology. The Society has extensive teaching activities that include both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Society also helps to promote the careers of early career investigators, and is involved in the organization of lecture courses, as well as local and international symposia, workshops and practical courses.
Dr. Ivan Raška
Dr. Otakar Raška
Dutch Society for Cell Biology
Joop van Zoelen
Secretary: Jaap van Buul
Ibero-American Society for Cell Biology
Dr Luis Felipe Jimenez Garcia
Indian Society of Cell Biology
The Indian Society of Cell Biology (www.iscb.org.in) was formally established in 1976 for augmentation of cell biology and development of a platform for exchange of views between the increasing numbers of cell biologists/cytologists in India. The Society joined the International Federation of Cell Biology in 1978 and is also the member of Asia Pacific Organization for Cell Biology. Since its inception, the membership strength of the Society has grown steadily reflecting its aim. Presently, the society has nearly 1000 members. The Society biannually publishes Cell Biology Newsletter as a means of informal communication between its members. A protocol book of Cell Biology Laboratory Exercises was developed by the Society catering to the need of under-graduate and post-graduate classrooms. The society has also started organizing workshop for school and college teachers every year and lectures by eminent scientists in colleges especially in remote villages. Each year, the society looks forward to the three days of cell biology conference when old friends and new cell biologists get a chance to intermingle for the academic feast.
Executive Secretary at Headquarters: Dr Madhu G Tapadia, Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005
Executive Secretary at Headquarters: Dr V Radha), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad 500 007
Iran Society for Cell Biology
Prof Parvin Mehdipour
Japan Society for Cell Biology
Dr. Kozo Kaibuchi
Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology
Societe de Biologie Cellulaire de France
Spanish Society for Cell Biology
Isabel Fabregat Romero
The Society of Cell and Molecular Biology
Dr Kenneth K Wu
Ukrainian Society for Cell Biology
– African Society for Cell Biology
– Asio-Pacific Organization for Cell Biology
– European Organization for Cell Biology (EOCB)
– Ibero-American Society for Cell Biology
-International Cell Death Society
– Greek (Helenic)
– Society for Cell Biology Hungary
– Scandinavian Society for Cell Biology
– South Africa