Why Should I Join?​

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

Very discounted registration fees for our regular scientific conferences and workshops across the AABs research interests (£50/£100 saving for ECPs/non-ECPs)

Eligible to apply for FESPB short term mobility grants (up to €3000)

Preferred eligibility when applying for AAB ECP Travel grants

Eligible to apply for the ‘AAB Carer Fund’ £500 accessibility grants.

10% reduction in publication fees for Plant Biotechnology Journal -> valued at £100s. Contact Geraint to obtain the discount code.

Opportunities to interact with the Global Plant Council

Two-way membership discount with the Royal Society of Biology. Members of either society receive a 50% discount membership of the other! More RSB details here.

RSB members should contact Alberto about the AAB discount.

30% discount on publications in our Aspects of Applied Biology series

Long term members (7+ years) have the opportunity to apply for AAB Fellowship (F Appl. Biol.).

Who Should Join?

Membership is open to all those interested in applied biology, whether as a general area of interest or specifically in the topics of AAB Specialist groups.

If you have an interest in one or more of the above areas, you may be able to work with one of our specialist groups!

See Our Specialist Groups Here!

For any membership enquiries please contact Alberto in the AAB Office at Please include ‘Membership Query’ in the message title.

We encourage people to apply to pay for AAB Membership by direct debit. If this is of interest to you please download the Direct Debit Mandate here.

AAB Membership Rates 2023

Annual Membership Type

Full Membership


ECP and Student Membership


(Early Career Professionals are defined at being within 5 years of finishing full-time education, and includes all career breaks. AAB retain the right to query purchase of this membership)

Retired Membership


Journal Subscriptions/ Publications @Members Rates

Annals of Applied Biology Online Access

(no hard copies are no-longer available).


(Rest of the World £67.44)

AAB Honorary Members

The AAB provides up to 30 Honorary memberships for community-members who have made a significant participation toward AAB activities and Applied Biology in general.

Current Honorary Members: July 2022

Dr Ken Davies

Professor Carol M Duffus

Professor Bryan D Harrison

Professor Trevor J Hocking

Dr F Allen Langton

Professor Fred T Last

Mr Mike May

Professor Martin Parry

Professor John A Pickett

Mr Roger Rooke

Dr Nigel Scopes

Dr Elizabeth Stockdale

Professor Helmut F Van Emden

Professor Graham Matthews

Professor Olaf Schmidt

Professor Roland Perry

Professor Mark Stevens

Professor Miguel Aranda

Professor Diane Wall

Dr Jo Clark

Dr Karen Russell

GDPR Legislation

Are you an AAB Member? Do you attend AAB Conferences? Do you subscribe to any AAB Journals? Do you receive marketing emails from the AAB?​

As a result of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Laws that came into effect on May 25th 2018, you will need to Opt-In and give your consent for us to contact you using the various methods of communication used by the AAB. Without doing so, we are now unable to contact you.

To provide your consent, please click on the button below to complete our online consent form. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time.​

From July 2021 new members and conference attendees will not need to complete this form as we include an opt-in question in our registration pages.

If you have any queries, please contact Alberto (