Welcome to the Association of Applied Biologists
The Association has produced videos at several of its recent conferences. Click on the links below to view these videos:
Click here for a copy of the Association's Strategy document for 2017/2018
The Association has negotiated a special price for AAB Members to publish in our Open Access journal Food and Energy Security - UK 500 pounds (usual price UK1200 pounds). To submit your manuscript click here
Click here for a copy of the Association's Annual Report for 2015
Hard copies will be available at the University of Edinburgh, George Square Lecture Theatre, on 9 September and from the AAB Office (email Bernadette@aab.org.uk)
Click here for a letter from Sir John O'Reilly from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills inviting responses for interactions between the research base and the wider innovation ecosystem
Click here for the Association's latest newsletter featuring AAB council updates, Conference reports and listings, Features and more!
Rank Prize Funds Nutrition Committee
Vacation Studentships 2017
The Rank Prize Funds will be again be offering vacation studentships commencing in the Summer of 2017. A total grant of UK 250 pounds per week for 10 weeks) together with up to UK 500 pounds for consumables (the proposed amount should be justified on the application form) will be available for students to assist in research projects in the fields of human nutrition, animal nutrition and crop husbandry. Topics should be within the remit of the Committee. Supervisors already actively engaged on appropriate projects can download the www.rankprize.org
losing date for applications will be midnight on 8th Feb 2017.
Science Policy Newsletter â a weekly round-up of policy headlines and stories
21 June 2017
Royal Society of Biology news
RSB Members and Fellows feature
in 2017 Birthday Honours list
Health and biomedicine
Action needed to prevent
confusion over medicines
Review ties stewardship to sharp
drop in resistant bacteria
EU moves to restrict
hormone-disrupting chemical found in plastics
Scientists create 'mutant bird
flu' to prepare for possibility of deadly global pandemic
Environment and ecology
Science for Defra: How can we
harness data and emerging technologies for the natural environment?
Climate and energy
Water and air
Donât hold your breathâ¦
RSPCA endorses animal lab virtual
Government and Parliament
ONS to stop giving ministers
preferential access to official data
Exiting the EU
Leaving the European Union: UK
Climate Change Policy
Research funding and higher education policy
Academics âface decreasing job
The allocation of scientific
grants should be a science
Open access and publication policy
Biologists debate how to license
Use of preprints in BBSRC-funded
Ethics and open science in mix
for researcher development rethink
Equality and diversity
HEFCE urged to rethink âunequalâ
New concerns raised over value of
genome-wide disease studies
Machine learning can give us a
clearer picture of research
Gained in translation: adding
value to research to inform policy
Science policy officer
Public survey and call for
evidence on genome editing
Good practice in research
commercialisation: Request for evidence
Multi-million dollar upgrade
planned to secure 'failsafe' Arctic seed vault
Royal Society of Biology
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Registered Charity Number: 277981
The Association of Applied Biologists is an international professional society for all those working, studying or interested in applied biology.
The Association was founded in 1904 and is a registered charity (No. 275655). Our mission is:
"To promote the study and advancement of all branches of Biology and in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing), to foster the practice, growth and development of applied biology, with a focus on the application of biological sciences in the production of food, materials and energy, and for the maintenance and improvement of earth's environment".
We deliver this charitable mission through the publication of scientific journals in applied biology, the organisation of conferences in a range of related subject themes, the formulation and dissemination of policies to promote the discipline, the production of a newsletter and the provision of services for members.
We have approximately 800 members across the world and many libraries subscribe to our publications.
We welcome all those who are interested in applied biology.
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