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 2015/2016
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
24 May 2017
Report lists UK universities and
disciplines most dependent on EU research and innovation funding
UK political parties promise
science funding boost
Election 2017: what the
manifestos say on higher education
Mapping the manifestos
Health and biomedicine
Major research funders and
international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical trial
Genome editing public survey and
call for evidence
Without action on antibiotics,
medicine will return to the dark ages
Lab-grown blood stem cells
produced at last
The impact of social sciences on
health behaviour interventions has diminished â more interdisciplinary,
culture-focused research is needed
Food and drink
Fixing the tomato: CRISPR edits
correct plant-breeding snafu
Can CRISPR feed the world?
Buy locally, buy quality:
sustainability in public food procurement
Environment and ecology
Protection for living reef
World facing 'escalating
ecological and human disaster', says Prince Charles as he launches major
initiative on plastics
Climate and energy
Arctic stronghold of worldâs
seeds flooded after permafrost melts
EU nations set to wipe out
forests and not account for emissions
Government and parliament
University leaders welcome Tory
pledge to increase R&D spend
Purdah âdoes not applyâ to
Exiting the EU
EU Discusses Brexit Position as
U.K. Threatens to Quit Talks
Research funding and higher education policy
CaSE vision for UK science and
Not forgotten yet â what next for
Forward together in the next
major wave of technical education policy
Gambling on higher education:
When the fun stops, stop
Biology needs more staff
Business and industry
BIA video showcase: Celebrating
UK Bioscience â Dementia case study
Open access and publication policy
Publish houses of brick, not
mansions of straw
Equality and diversity
Gender equality figures promising
but not the full story
UK higher education has âshrugged
its shouldersâ at race and gender discrimination
What we've learned from
Bioscientists Guide to Research
Evidence-Informed Policy Making
Event â OECD Directorate of Public Governance
Climate change is turning
Antarctica green, say researchers
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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