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AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science. The American Association for the Advancement of Science ... is a nonprofit professional society dedicated to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence across all disciplines, and to the public's understanding of science and technology. AAAS is among the oldest societies in America, having been founded in Philadelphia in 1848.


ACS The American Chemical Society. The ACS is a self governed individual membership organization that consists of nearly 159,000 members—60% from industry, at all degree levels. This provides ample opportunity for peer interaction, regardless of your professional or scientific interests. There are 34 ACS divisions, representing a wide range of disciplines for chemists, chemical engineers and technicians.

ASM The American Society for Microbiology. The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science  membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to over 42,000 members today located throughout the world. ASM represents 25 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.


ASCB The American Society for Cell Biology. The Society's purpose is to promote and develop the field of cell biology. The ASCB strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and also by keeping Congress and the American public informed about the importance of biomedical research. Since its founding, the ASCB has grown to more than 11,000 members. Members are located throughout the United States and in 50 other countries. 


SFN The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system.
Biophysical Society The Biophysical Society was founded in 1957 to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. Biophysics applies the techniques and theories of the physics (thermondynamics, mechanics, spectroscopy etc.) to the study of biological objects.
FEBS  Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Founded on 1st January 1964, it is a Federation of the Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 33 countries in the European area.
ISSS The International Society for the Systems Science studies processes that go across disciplinary lines in its search for systems methods and systems analogies. Each analogy is based on formal, verifiable similarities simultaneously valid for the many unique systems despite their widely differing scales of magnitude and complexity.

  • The American Society for Cell Biology

    The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was founded in 1960 to bring the varied facets of cell biology together. The Society's purpose is to promote and develop the field of cell biology. Its objectives are achieved through the scholarly dissemination of research at its Annual Meeting and Summer Meetings in its publications. The ASCB strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and also by keeping Congress and the American public informed about the importance of biomedical research. Since its founding, the ASCB has grown to more than 11,000 members. Members are located throughout the United States and in 50 other countries.
  • International Society for Hematology and Stem Cells (ISEH)

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    ISEH – Society for Hematology and Stem Cells is an international professional society representing clinicians and researchers involved in the field of experimental hematology including hematopoiesis, oncology, immunology, stem cell biology, transplantation and cell and gene therapy. Nearly 800 individuals located in over 40 countries are members of ISEH.

    ISEH and its members are dedicated to the promotion of scientific knowledge and clinical application through the delivery of quality education and training programs, publications and discussion forums, as well as promoting basic and clinical research.



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  • International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH)

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    The International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH), non-profit organisation was founded in 1992 by an international group of laboratory professionals, headed by Dr Berend Houwen and Dr Bruce Davis in order to chart new directions for laboratory hematology.

    ISLH had its origins back in 1984 where the first meeting on “Technical Innovations in Laboratory Hematology” was held in Lake Louise, Alberta Canada.  The meeting was an outstanding success and heralded the arrival of a new forum for dissemination of information from around the globe on laboratory hematology. The meeting became a must attend event on the calendar for hematology laboratorians culminating in the decision to form ISLH in 1992.



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  • International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)

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    International Society of Blood Transfusion(ISBT) is a new non-profit foundation established by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT). ISBT is a global scientific society, founded in 1935 which brings together professionals involved in blood transfusion medicine. ISBT has an increasing membership with more than 1000 members from over 90 countries. Members include researchers, blood transfusion specialists, clinicians and health care professionals who share a common interest in health care and in particular blood banking and blood transfusion medicine.

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  • European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT)

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    For 14 years, the European Society of Gene Therapy (ESGT) current ESGCT, has been actively involved in the evolution of the way we understand and use of gene therapy and cell therapy. Gene therapy has always been intertwined with cell therapy, even as early as in the late 1980s when the field started to emerge. Today our members are engaged in research in these overlapping areas which cannot readily be separated from one another. The members of our Society are leading the world in cutting-edge research and laboratory techniques with gene therapy, hematopoietic, mesenchymal and other stem or progenitor cells, immunotherapies, dendritic cells, NK cells, T cells, pancreatic islets and more. This wide range of target cells reflects a plethora of diseases that are obvious targets for gene and cell therapy, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurologic, hereditary and infectious diseases. 

    ESGT has a new name to reflect these integral changes. The ESGT has become the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT). The Society facilitates ongoing educational workshops and meetings, supports topical scientific networks and committees, offers a forum for gene therapy, cell therapy and genetic vaccine professionals to interact, and provides a voice in the regulatory arena.
     
  • American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT)

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    The 
    American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) is a non-profit medical and professional organization that represents researchers and scientists devoted to the discovery of new gene therapies. ASGT was established in 1996 by Dr. George Stamatoyannopoulos, professor of medicine at the University of Washington 's School of Medicine and a group of the country's leading researchers in gene therapy. With more than 2,000 members in the United States and worldwide, ASGT is the largest association of individuals involved in gene therapeutics. The Society's Executive Office is located in Milwaukee, WI.

    Governed by its officers and board of directors, ASGT has nine standing committees, including Clinical/Regulatory Affairs, Ethics, Education, Membership, Program, and Public Education and Outreach; and 14 scientific committees that focus on disease-specific issues such as cancer, cardiovascular, genetic, musculo-skeletal, infectious, and neural degenerative disorders.

    ASGT is committed to:

    • Promoting research, development and clinical application of gene therapies
    • Exchanging information and promoting education among professionals and the public about gene therapy, and
    • Promoting development of clinical translations of gene therapy for a variety of diseases



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  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

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    The ISTH is a non-profit organization with over 2,800 members from more than 70 countries.

    The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Inc. is organized and operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes. Its objectives are to foster and advance science relating to the important medical problems of thrombosis and abnormalities of hemostasis and vascular biology; to provide a forum for discussion of these problems; to encourage research on these problems by scientists of the several relevant disciplines; to foster the diffusion and exchange of ideas through scientific meetings and publications; to standardize nomenclature and methods as appropriate and timely.



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  • European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)

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    ESHG is an international professional society founded in 1967 which

    - promotes research in basic and applied human and medical genetics
    - facilitates contact between all persons who share these aims

    Our members (researchers, clinicians, laboratory scientists, psychologists and other social scientists, bioethicists, non-medical genetic counsellors) are involved in all disciplines of human genetics, including:

    • biochemical, clinical, cancer, molecular and population genetics
    • cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics 
    • genomics