International Union of Biological Sciences

Unifying Biology Through Diversity

IUBS Centenary Year

33rd General Assembly and Scientific Program

30th July to 2nd August 2019

Oslo, Norway

We thank our all speakers and attendees for a wonderful event!

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Unifying biology through diversity

The mission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) is to unify biology through diversity. It provides a global platform for cooperation among scientists from various biology disciplines. As a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation, it promotes research, training, and education. It advocates access and benefit-sharing of knowledge and resources. It currently unites and speaks for more than 110 national, scientific, and institutional members from all over the world.

Welcome Address

IUBS President


Dear Colleagues,

The year 2019 marks the centenary of IUBS. IUBS has had glorious 100 years: full of landmark contributions to research in biology at large and its application of science of biology for agriculture, medicine, conservation of biodiversity and for sustainable development. On this special occasion, we will have a full afternoon of plenary sessions under the theme “A Century of Unifying Biology” on 30th July, followed by reflections on the history of IUBS.

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welcome to oslo

from the Organizer of the 33rd GA of IUBS

Welcome to “A Century of Unifying Biology” – the 33rd General Assembly of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)

It is my great pleasure to welcome to you Oslo July 30th through August 2nd where the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) holds its 33rd General Assembly – an event jointly organized by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the University of Oslo . This marks the 100th anniversary of IUBS, an international scientific union encompassing all fields of biology: IUBS is unifying biology – hence the title of the 100th anniversary “A Century of Unifying Biology”.

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IUBS Centenary Year Sessions

IUBS was established in 1919. It is celebrating its Centenary Year with special sessions and talks on a number of topics that are main focus of IUBS in the 33rd General Assembly and the Scientific Sessions in Oslo, Norway on 30th July to 2nd August 2019.

IUBS is happy to share the wishes from some of the IUBS members

IUBS 1919 TO 2019 : A Century of Unifying Biology