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What is the AAB?

The Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) was founded in 1904 by a group of like-minded biologists interested in promoting the study and advancement of all branches of Biology, particularly to foster the practice, growth and development of applied biology.  The AAB is composed of a number of specialist groups and has over 800 members in the UK and overseas.

Who should join?


Membership is open to all interested in applied biology, whether as a general topic or one of the following specialist areas:


  • Applied mycology & bacteriology
  • Biological control and IPM
  • Cropping & the environment
  • Food systems
  • Nematology
  • Pesticide application
  • Plant physiology & crop improvement
  • Virology

Benefits of membership


The AAB provides

 ·        £500 publication fee (instead of £1500) for members to publish in new AAB/Wiley-Blackwell journal Food and Energy Security

·         a forum for applied biologists worldwide: network with the best in your specialism

·         regular scientific conferences and workshops across the AAB's research interests 

·         reduced subscriptions to AAB publications 

·         20% discounts on Wiley-Blackwell publications 

·         Significant discounts on registration for AAB events

·         Student travel grants 

·         Website, regular newsletter and emails with information on AAB activities

·         Discounted membership to the Society of Biology 

·         50% discounted membership to the European Society of Agronomy




Regular scientific conferences and workshops are held, some in collaboration with other societies. Specialist groups arrange these event.  Group Committee Membership is by direct election from AAB members giving you the chance to get involved where it matters.


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