Scientific Community

Professional Membership  


Membership with professional bodies

National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

Indian Society of Plant Breeders


Indian Society of Plant Breeders (ISPB) aims at bringing like-minded plant breeders to a common forum wherein they can work together for the betterment of the society. ISPB is housed at Center for Plant Breeding and Genetics at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.

Association of Rice Research Workers

Association of Rice Research Workers is an association to provide and promote opportunities for contact amongst workers interested in research, teaching and extension in rice and rice based cropping system.

European Federation of Biotechnology

The European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) is the non-profit association of all national and cross-national Learned Societies, Universities, Institutes, Companies and Individuals interested in the promotion of Biotechnology throughout Europe and beyond.

Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

One of the oldest professional societies in India housed in the Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, ISGPB has played vital role in the scientific development in the country, especially in the field of crop improvement. Indian Journal of Genetics & Plant Breeding is published quarterly by this society.

Indian Society for Plantation Crops


Indian Society of Plantation Crops (ISPC) is housed at Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) located at Kasaragod, Kerala  under Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) is a non-profit organization established in 2008. Its incorporation was agreed upon by the delegates from Asian countries during the IBS 2008 conference, Oct. 12-17 held in Dalian, China.

Genome India International

The vision of Genome India International (GII) is to bring all Indian scientists of the present and future devoted to genome science research to come over a single platform, know each other personally and professionally, and help each other grow tall among the world community. Our mission is to hold the Indian flag high in the march past of researches on genome science and related fields.


GrainGenes is a genetic database for Triticeae, oats, and sugarcane, being assembled as part of the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library's Plant Genome Program, initiated by Jerome P. Miksche and currently directed by Henry L. Shands. Additional support is provided by ITMI, the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative, through a grant from the USDA/DOE/NSF Joint Program on Collaborative Research in Plant Biology.

The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc.

The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. We develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. We provide and promote open access to the materials and methods required for, and derived from, research, development and education.

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