About The AAB
The AAB 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).
"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 our 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 provisions of services for members.
AAB Executive Council Members
Officers of council have been elected to administer the efficient running of the association. They adhere to working rules with each of the council members having specific roles. Those roles are also shown by task area.
AAB Specialist Groups
The Specialist Groups are the lifeblood of the Society. The majority of our events are
generated from their areas of interest and the activities of their members.
Each group is led by a Convener and includes members selected from across
academic, government and industry.
If you would like to be connected with a Specialist Group Convener please contact the AAB Office
Laws of The Association
Extracts from the Laws of the Association of Applied Biologists
The association shall be called 'The Association Of Applied Biologists'
The objects of the association shall be 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 the earth's environment.
6.1 - Membership of the association is open to anyone with an interest of applied biology.
6.2 - An application for membership, presented on the appropriate application form, shall be considered by the trustees normally at the next council meeting.
9. Annual Subscriptions:
9.1 - The subscription year shall be each calendar year beginning 1st January.
10. Specialists Groups:
10.1 - All members of the association shall be invited to register as members of one or more groups, which act as a focal point for disciplines or specialists interests within the association. These groups shall be known as specialist groups.
If you would like to download a copy of the AAB Laws, please click on the link below
AAB Corporate Social Responsibility
The Association of Applied Biologists recognises the global challenges facing us all, many of which are biological in nature. Our key contribution is to encourage activity in key research and development areas and to disseminate the underlying knowledge needed for a sustainable future. Nevertheless we recognise the importance of evaluating all our activities to ensure that we act sustainably and with social responsibility, although these matters are not always under our control. Our approach is not to direct activities, as it is often difficult to ascertain the full consequences of an action, but to create the conditions in which the activities of members and staff are socially responsible and sustainable.
The Association will:
1) Support staff and volunteers in ways that promote and sustain a positive, productive and safe working environment.
2) Minimise waste and reduce its carbon footprint.
3) Consider the direct and indirect environmental impact of its purchases and reduce these where possible.
Face to face meetings are often very productive and will inevitably remain an important aspect of our management and conference activities. However, consideration will be given to how the total carbon footprint of conference delegates can be minimised by, for example, choosing conference venues that are accessible by public transport. Priority will be given to actions that minimise waste, adverse impact and cost. The Association will continue to investigate ways in which new ways of electronic communication can be used to minimise travel.
These purchases include office equipment such as computers and printers. The environmental impact of conference venues will be considered although it is recognised that the major impact is likely to be through the travel of delegates. It is considered inappropriate to impose a rigid catering policy. Nevertheless, where possible, caterers will be encouraged to use locally and sustainably produced, or Fair Trade food. Where appropriate, the food chosen should be considered in relation to the topic of the conference.
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Here is a list of the AAB's annual reports below to view or print (excluding new members elected).
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For any queries please contact the AAB Office using the details below.