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This is a collection of the web sites of scientific societies of interest to virologists. These pages often contain information on the society, its interests and goals, staff, and membership as well as pointers to other sites of microbial interest. These sites are listed alphabetically by the type of group.
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- American Society for Virology - The American Society for Virology was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The stated aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology. These goals are achieved by means of meetings organized or sponsored by the Society, obtaining for the members reduced subscription rates for virological journals, soliciting travel grants to attend national and international meetings, and representation on national and international councils.
- European Society for Clinical Virology - The new Society is open to all those interested in virology as causes of diseases in man and animals, whether as general, pediatric or veterinary clinicians, infectious disease physicians, diagnostic virologists or microbiologists, pure or applied virologists or simply for curiosity. It is the successor to the European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis and the European Society against Viral Diseases.
- Hellenic Society of Virology
- The Danish Society for Virology has now a web-site mostly in Danish, but there is a brief info-page in english.
- Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
- The International Society for NeuroVirology was established in 1998 to promote collaboration among researchers within the field of neurovirology, to further knowledge in the area, and to promote the clinical application of this knowledge to prevent and treat neurodegenerative disease and neoplasms in the nervous system. More detailed information regarding the goals of the ISNV, membership in the Society, and Society governance is available at the site.
- International Society for Antiviral Research - The International Society for Antiviral Research was formally established on May 14, 1987.After many years of skepticism, antiviral chemotherapy had become a reality and there was a need for investigators in the field to periodically assemble with colleagues to exchange information and set up collaborations. ISAR was established to meet this need. In the spring of 1988, a meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia - The International Conference on Antiviral Research - drew more than 400 participants. Following the meeting, the new Society's membership rolls approached 700. It was clear that those in the antiviral research community welcomed the opportunity to have a forum for the exchange of scientific information.
Since those early beginnings, ISAR has become internationally recognized as an organization for scientist in the field and as offering the premiere scientific meeting on antiviral research. The purpose of ISAR's annual meeting is to provide an interdisciplinary forum at which investigators involved in basic, applied, and clinical research worldwide can meet to review recent developments in all areas of antiviral research. The organizers plan a program to meet the needs of chemists, biologists, virologists and clinicians interested in the field.
The current membership of the International Society for Antiviral Research is a Who's Who of scientists involved in antiviral research.
||Karen K. Biron, N.C., USA - 2000
||John C. Drach, Ann Arbor, MI, USA - 2002
||Brent Korba, Rockville, MD, USA - 2003
||John A. Secrist III, Birmingham, Ala., USA - 2000
|Past President :
||John C. Martin, Foster City, Calif., USA - 2000
Why you should join the society:
You will be joining approximately 800 of your colleagues, including virologists, chemists, crystallographers, molecular biologists, and clinicians from around the world. As an ISAR member, you will automtically receive an invitation to attend the International ISAR Conferences and as an ISAR member, you will be entitled to a substantial reduction in registration fee. Additional benefits of membership in ISAR includes receiving a membership directory and the Society's Newsletter. You are also able to obtain the journal Antiviral Research at a special ISAR member subscription price. To become a member of ISAR please contact the secretary of ISAR at:
Brent E. Korba
Georgetown University, DMVI
13 Taft Court, Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph. (301) 309-6145 x27
Fax (301) 309-1553
Or print the application form (also available in PDF) from the ISAR web site.
ISAR organizes annual international conferences and produces a newsletter. The society is affiliated with the journal Antiviral Research, the Official Journal of the International Society for Antiviral Research.
- Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics - (APUA)
- American Microscopical Society
- American Society for Microbiology
- American Academy of Microbiology - The American Academy of Microbiology is composed of distinguished scientists who have been recognized for their excellence in microbiology. The Academy sponsors programs focusing on furthering the science.
- The American Society for Rickettsiology (ASR)
- Anaerobe Society of the Americas, Inc
- AOAC International - focuses on microbial analysis of food, agriculture and the enviroment.
- Associazione Microbiologi Clinici Italiani (AMCLI)
- Australian and New Zealand Environmental Mutagen Society (ANZEMS)
- Australian Society for Microbiology
- Biofilm Club -microbial biofilm researchers.
- Chinese Society for Microbiology
- Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) - This site is maintained by Elsevier on behalf of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies and provides usefull information on FEMS' activities, Table of Contents, Instructions to Authors, Meetings, Delegates and Officers, links to societies etc.
- International Mycological Association (IMA)
- Infectious Diseases Society of America
- International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)
- Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology
- Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)
- National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
- Northeast Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum
- Society for Actinomycete Japan.
- Society for General Microbiology - Access point for tables of contents and abstracts of Journal of General Virology, and more.
- The Society for Industrial Microbiology - (SIM) is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, specifically as applied to industrial materials, processes, products and their associated problems. Its members constitute scientists employed in industry, government and university laboratories.
- Society for General Microbiology
- The Society for Industrial Microbiology
- UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme for Microbiology - clinical laboratory assesment service.
Infectious Disease Societies
Other Scientific Societies
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Biotechnology Industry Organisation
- American Chemical Society
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
- American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- American Red Cross
- The Association of Applied Biologists is an association of professional applied biologists. The object of the Assocation is to promote the study and advancement of all branches of biology with special reference to their applied aspects. AAB has nine specialist groups, of which the virology group is particularly active. AAB also produces a journal "Annals of Applied Biology" which contains papers from many disciplines, with a good percentage of virology papers.
- Association of Systematics Collections
- Australian Biotechnology Association
- Australian Co-operative Research Centres
- Australian Gene Technology Information Unit
- Biophysical Society
- Biotechnology Unit/Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
- Canadian Society for International Health
- Community of Science Web Server
- European Federation of Biotechnology
- European Molecular Biology Network
- Federation of American Scientists homepage hosts its various projects such as Arms Sales Monitoring, Biological Weapons, CyberStrategy, Intelligence Reform, Military Analysis, Monitoring Emerging Diseases, Nuclear Weapons, Secrecy and Government and Space Policy. It also has links to various Washington-based working groups.
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
- Institute of Food Science & Technology
- International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA)
- International Society of Differentiation - developmental biology
- National Academy of Sciences, USA
- New Zealand Biotechnology Association
- Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America
- Society for In Vitro Biology
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