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

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

Eligible to apply for AAB ECP Travel grants

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

Opportunities to interact with the Global Plant Council

Discounted membership to the Royal Society of Biology. AAB members receive a 50% discount on RSB membership! More details here.

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

Who Should Join?

Membership is open to all those interested in applied biology, whether as a general topic or interested 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!

Additional benefits for Early Career Professional and Student Members

ALL new ECP/ Student members will receive a FREE book of their choice, from our Aspects of Applied Biology Marketplace (if in stock) with their membership purchase.

We encourage all of our specialist groups to adopt at least 1 student member – if you are interested in becoming part of a group, please contact the relevant convenor

Eligible to apply for AAB ECP Travel grants

We deliver our charitable mission through the publication of scientific journals in applied biology, the organisation of conferences in 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.

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.

Membership Rates

AAB Membership Rates 2021

Annual Membership Type

Full Membership


ECP and Student Membership


(Early Career Professionals are defined at being within 10 years of finishing full-time education. AAB retain the right to query purchase of this membership)

Retired Membership


Journal Subscriptions/ Publications @Members Rates

Annals of Applied Biology

AAB Printed Copy


AAB Package Deal


(BOTH Printed & Online Access)

(Rest of the World £126.59)

AAB Online Access


(Rest of the World £64.85)

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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 (