International Union of Biological Sciences
Unifying Biology Through Diversity
IUBS Centenary Year
33rd General Assembly and Scientific Program
30th July to 2nd August 2019
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.
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.
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”.