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Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS)

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The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) is an incorporated society that promotes plant science in Australia, and provides professional contact within the community of teachers and researchers in the plant sciences. ASPS was founded on 19 August 1958 during an inaugural meeting at the University of Adelaide, at a time when physiological aspects of plant biology were beginning to grow rapidly within Australia.

The Society can be broadly described as:

  • A group of individuals who are deeply interested in how plants function.
  • Providing a forum for sharing of knowledge so that the membership can build both the depth and breadth of knowledge of plant functions.
  • Providing mutual support and collective mentorship.
  • Recognizing and rewarding excellence at all levels of scientific career development without fear or favour.
  • Nurturing the next generation of plant scientists.
  • Working on behalf of members to enhance their ability to do research and to educate others in plant sciences.
  • Organizing the national conference ComBio and other symposia in association with other Australian scientific societies, to facilitate the dissemination of new research.

Biomedical Research Centre (CIBM)

The biomedical research center (CIBM) of the University of Granada is found into the Health Sciences Technological Park of the same city. It was founded with the goal to gather together researchers, research programs, postgraduate faculty members, instrumental means and economical resources necessary to advance the knowledge and development of the biomedical field through quality research. The focus is both on basic and clinical science, with the aim to translate it to clinical and technological applications. Researchers from CIBM groups usually also have close links and collaborations with other institutes (IBIMER, INYTA, UNETE health ageing excellence unit, BAMC, etc) at the campus. CIBM's mission is to improve the wellbeing and health of all citizens.

British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS)

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The British Neuro-oncology Society (BNOS) mission, To promote high-quality multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology research, education, and patient centred care, and vision, Understanding brain tumours to ensure the very best care is provided to all patients is promoted via a range of activities aiming to provide interactive and collaborative opportunities between the diverse neuro-oncology disciplines.

Activities include specialist education and training for junior scientists and clinicians; opportunities for abstract presentation, awards, and bursaries; membership at various rates, offering a range of member benefits, alongside the opportunity to join the BNOS Collaborative Research Consortium; and dissemination of information to the neuro-oncology community. Additionally, BNOS strives to act as the voice of neuro-oncology in the political process, promoting increased research funding and up-to-date utilisation of treatments and techniques in clinical practice.

To find out more about BNOS please visit www.bnos.org.uk

Epigenetics Society (ES)

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The Epigenetics Society is an international scientific society open to all those interested in the epigenetics of any organism and all aspects of epigenetics, including:

  • DNA methylation
  • DNA hydroxymethylation
  • Chromatin modification
  • Chromatin higher-order-structure and remodeling
  • Non-coding RNA related to chromatin structure or DNA modification

Membership is free for scientists and students working in the field of epigenetics.

European Calcium Society (ECS)

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The European Calcium Society (ECS) is an international scientific society open to all researchers working in the Ca2+ field. The ECS was officially incorporated in Belgium as international non-profit association by Royal Decree of September 22nd, 1997. While the vast majority of its members (70%) work in a European country, 30% are based outside Europe and in particular in the USA, Canada, Central or South America, Australia, Japan, China, Korea as well as in various other countries.

The major aims of the ECS are the following:

  • To develop and sustain relationships between all scientists working in the field of Ca2+ binding, Ca2+ signaling and the study of the various proteins thereby involved (the "Ca2+ toolkit") as well as the upstream and downstream pathways, and also takes into account the researchers performing theoretical work in the field (modelling).
  • To especially encourage and support junior researchers via various incentives and to support initiatives for and by junior researchers via a “Junior Board”.
  • To bring all actors in the Ca2+ field together for presentation of their latest results and their discussion at our biennial International Meetings and our dedicated ECS Workshops.
  • To favor for all activities a bottom-up approach with extensive consultation of the members and their subsequent involvement in the realization of the activities.
  • To continuously promote the exchange of information and ideas between our members via our various communication means that include our monthly ECS e-Bulletins, ECS Newletters (2/year), our ECS website, our ECS Facebook page and our Slack ECS community channels.

European Chitin Society (EUCHIS)

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The European Chitin Society (EUCHIS; http://euchis.org) is a nonprofit association, founded on March 27, 1992, legally domiciliated in Villeurbanne (France).

The objectives of the Society are:

  • To encourage the scientific study of all aspects of chitin and related enzymes, the term chitin being understood to include chitosan and all derivates of chitin and chitosan;
  • To aid the dissemination of such studies through the organisation of symposia, workshops, congresses, or any other form of assembly, primarily in Europe;
  • To encourage and facilitate exchanges between scientists working in the field of chitin within Europe;
  • To encourage the practical application of fundamental research in the field of chitin;
  • To act as a central organisation for the standardisation of matters relating to chitin;
  • To develop links with other societies, either within Europe or abroad, having similar or related interests.

Membership is open to all scientists and students worldwide, working or interested in the field of chitin/chitosan, as defined in the statutes of the Society. EUCHIS publishes a biannual Newsletter and organizes International Chitin Conferences in Europe every two years. Student members are supported with travel grants. Young scientists are eligible—on a competitive basis—for the Braconnot Prize, awarded for excellence in research.

Società Italiana di Scienze dell’Alimentazione (SISA) - Italian Society of Food Sciences

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The Italian Society of Food Sciences was founded in 1966, and is among the first in Italy that "brings together scholars and/or experts of the various Food Sciences covering various sectors: chemistry and biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, hygiene, clinics, psychology, economics, agronomy, education and dissemination. Its purpose is the study of emerging themes in scientific research, food education and the promotion of correct public information as well as connection and support to the productive area of agri-food".

The society has also been consistently active over the years not only through congress activities but also through the promotion of studies on the territory and the promotion of proper nutrition through various media—from TV to newspapers—thus contributing to the translation of the scientific society’s consensus into accessible language that consumers can use and understand.

Spanish Society for Cell Biology (SEBC)

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The Spanish Society for Cell Biology (SEBC) was founded in 1984 and it currently includes over 350 members. It was initially established as a scientific association to coordinate research and formative activities in the field of Cell Biology.

Its main objectives are:

  • To promote and foster the field of Cell Biology in Spain;
  • To facilitate scientific collaborations and sharing of knowledge among cell biologists internationally;
  • To be a representative intermediate between the SEBC and national and international agencies and organizations;
  • To make research and innovation in Cell Biology accessible to the general Society and to be a communications channel to interact with other scientific societies and interest groups;
  • To organize scientific meetings, workshops, formative activities, seminars, and conferences that could contribute to a better impact of Cell Biology in scientific fields and to an improved dissemination of knowledge.

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