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Professional Associations

General Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 

Founded in 1848 to represent all disciplines of science, AAAS supports scientific exchange and discussion of science and society issues. The AAAS Archives document the association’s past activities.

American Institute of Biological Sciences 

A federally chartered, non-profit, scientific organization. AIBS serves as a national umbrella organization for the biological sciences—particularly for organismal and integrative biology—presenting objective scientific findings relevant to research, education and public policy on a wide range of issues affecting people and nature. Issues of particular concern include biodiversity, bioethics, biology education, environmental degradation, evolution, human-modified and natural ecosystems, human populations and sustainable natural resources.

American Medical Association 

Get information on medical news  , policy  and public health issues  .

National Academy of Sciences 

A private, non-profit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. The academy has a mandate to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters.

New York Academy of Sciences 

Third oldest scientific society with members ranging from physicians, students, scientists, policymakers, etc. New “E-briefings” are well-written, comprehensive reports for meetings and debates that are enhanced with audio, video and slides when possible. Further links to background information, scientific literature and to agencies and organizations are provided.

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The American Institute Of Biological Sciences 

Founded for the advancement of research, education, professional relations and public understanding in the biological, medical, environmental and agricultural sciences.


Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 

Enhance the ability of biomedical and life scientists to improve, through their research, the health, well-being, and productivity of all people. FASEB is a coalition of independent member societies that serve the interests of biomedical and life scientists, particularly those related to public policy issues.


Society for Experimental Biology 

Quarterly bulletin is archived on these pages, together with news and details of meetings and historical data.

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International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry 

The world authority on chemical nomenclature, terminology, standardized methods for measurement, atomic weights and other critically evaluated data.

Society of Chemical Industry 

A multidisciplinary network connecting industry, research and consumer affairs at all levels.

American Chemical Society 

Primary professional organization for chemists and related occupations.

Royal Society of Chemistry 

Learned Society for chemistry and the professional body for chemists in the UK.

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Cell Biology

American Association for Cancer Research 

A scientific society founded to facilitate communication and dissemination of knowledge among scientists and others who are dedicated to research in cancer and related biomedical sciences.

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 

Objective is to provide for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology, through the scholarly dissemination of research at its annual meeting and in its publications. ASCB also strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and by keeping Congress and the American public informed on the importance of biomedical research.

European Society for Animal Cell Technolog 

Promotes exchange of scientific knowledge and communication between investigators by organizing meetings and publications.

Cell Death and Apoptosis: The Cell Death Society 

A general overview of apoptosis and programmed cell death, including its relationship to diseases, economics and more, from cell death journals, announcements of meetings and discussion sessions.

International Federation for Cell Biology 

Promotes international cooperation and contributes to the advancement of cell biology in all its branches.

American Society of Cytopathology 

Society of physicians, cytotechnologists and scientists who are dedicated to the cytologic method of diagnostic pathology.

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Developmental Biology

Society for Developmental Biology 

Purpose is to further the study of development in all organisms and at all levels; to represent, and promote communication among, students; and to promote the field of developmental biology. Includes Developmental Biology Cinema, the Interactive Fly, and the WWW Virtual Library: Developmental Biology.

Teratology Society 

Studies the causes and biological processes leading to abnormal development and birth defects, and appropriate measures for prevention.

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Environmental Health

National Environmental Health Association 

Offers a variety of programs, education, employment opportunities and various other products and services to those in the environmental field.

International Society of Chemical Ecology 

Promotes the understanding of interactions between organisms and their environment that are mediated by naturally occurring chemicals.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine 

Non-profit medical society committed to educating physicians on the cause-and-effect relationships between environment and ill-health.

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Genetics Society of America 

Offers membership to scientists and academicians interested in the field of genetics studies; publishes the journal Genetics. Includes information on membership, board of directors and meetings.  Sponsors a number of research conferences, supports education of students and publishes the journal Genetics. Includes details of meetings, educational policy and links to model organisms.

Association of Genetic Technologists 

Professional organization for those engaged in classical cytogenetics, molecular and biochemical genetics. Includes educational opportunities, meetings and publications.

American Society of Human Genetics 

Primary professional membership organization for human geneticists in North America. Features publications, awards, legislation, educational information and membership directory.

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Health Physics

Health Physics Society 

Professional organization dedicated to development, dissemination and application of both the scientific knowledge of, and the practical means for, radiation protection.

International Radiation Protection Association 

For people engaged in radiation protection activities in all parts of the world. Web site includes organization information and professional training materials on a wide range of topics in radiological protection and nuclear medicine.

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection 

An independent scientific organization that aims to provide guidance and advice on the health hazards of non-ionizing radiation exposure. Provides information on publications, activities and links.

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American Society for Microbiology 

Conferences, journals, public policy and funding issues, topical reports and links.

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 

Objectives are the promotion of training and research in the laboratory and good practice in the clinical management of infection.

The Society for General Microbiology 

Promotes and supports the art, science and significance of microbiology and associated subjects worldwide. Information on the society’s activities and about the importance of microbiology in today’s world.

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Molecular Biology

The Protein Society 

Aims to promote international interactions among investigators in order to explore all aspects of protein molecules.


International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Mission, organization, activities and other information.


Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities 

Promotes and facilitates communication and cooperation among core facilities and research laboratories, provides research mechanisms for evaluation and improvement of biotechnical capabilities of core facilities, and promotes the education of facility staff, users, administrators and other members of the scientific community regarding resource facility functions.


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Nonprofit scientific and educational organization with over 10,000 members. Purpose is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals, organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce.


American Peptide Society 

Aims to promote advancement in the knowledge of the chemistry and biology of peptides and proteins.


American Chemical Society - Biological Chemistry Division 

Membership information and newsletter.

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Society for Neuroscience 

The world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Access is provided to many of the society’s publications.

International Brain Research Organization 

Promotes excellence in neuroscience research and teaching worldwide.

International Society for Neurochemistry 

Information on publications and links to all of the world’s neurochemistry societies.

The American Society for Neurochemistry 

Society information and online newsletter.

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Society of Toxicology 

Professional organization of scientists from academic institutions, government and industry representing scientists who practice toxicology. Includes public outreach, member services and contacts in Reston, Virginia.

Environmental Mutagen Society 

Fostering research on the mechanisms of mutagenesis, application in genetic toxicity. Includes seven core scientific content areas: history, news, meetings, membership details and contacts for Reston, Virginia.

Society of Toxicologic Pathologists 

Non-profit association of pathologists for advancement of pathology as it pertains to changes elicited by pharmacological, chemical and environmental agents.

International Society on Toxinology 

Advance knowledge of the properties of toxins and antitoxins and to bring together scholars interested in these substances through a common society.

Association of Government Toxicologists 

Lists programs and activities of an organization of professional regulatory and federal research toxicologists.

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 

International professional society whose scope of interests and activities includes ecotoxicology along with other environmental fields. Special interests include whole effluent toxicity, ecological risk assessment, contaminated soils and fate and effect modeling.

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