International Federation for Cell Biology

International Federation
for Cell Biology

Member Organizations

Full Members

Associate Members (19)

  • Armenia
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • ELSO
  • Germany
  • Greek (Helenic)
  • Society for Cell Biology Hungary
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romanian
  • Scandinavian Society for Cell Biology
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UK

Regional Organisations (5)

  • African Society for Cell Biology
  • Asio-Pacific Organisation for Cell Biology
  • European Organisation for Cell Biology (EOCB)
  • Ibero-American Society for Cell Biology
  • North American Societies for Cell Biology

Affiliated Societies

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 objective is to provide for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology. It does so through the scholarly dissemination of research at its Annual Meeting and in its publications, and 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 on the importance of biomedical research.

Since its founding, the ASCB has grown to more than 10,000 members. Members are located throughout the United States, and in 44 foreign countries. The Society is a member of the Internation Federation of Cell Biology, and the Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences (CELS)

Bruce Alberts - President

University of California,
San Francisco,
UCSF MC2200,
GH N312,
600 16th Street,
San Francisco CA
94158-2517 USA,
Tel 4154760806

Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology

Dr. Alpha Yap 
Institute for Molecular Bioscience,
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia QLD 4072,
Tel: 0733462013,
Fax: 073346 2101

Brazilian Society of Cell Biology

Hernandez F Carvalho
Dept of Cell Biology,
Institute of Biology,
13083 190 Campinas SP,

Canadian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

Dr Reinhart Reithmeier
Dept. Of Biochemistry,
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Canada

Chinese Society for Cell Biology

Dr G Pei
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences,
CAS. 320 Yeu Yang Road,
Shanghai, 200031,

European Life Scientist Organisation

Prof. Kai L. Simons - President
Pfotenhauerstr. 108,
01307 Dresden, Germany

Ibero-American Society for Cell Biology

DR Luis Felipe Jimenez Garcia


Indian Society of Cell Biology

Subhash C. Lakhotia
Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221005, India (e-mail:

The Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB) was formally established in 1976 to promote the growth of cell biology in India and to provide a platform for exchange of views between the increasing numbers of cell biologists/cytologists working in various university departments and research institutions across the country.

Read more about the Indian Society of Cell Biology here

The International Cell Death Society

The International Cell Death Society, with offices in New York, promotes research and understanding in all forms of cell death. The Society sponsor biannual meetings on current topics in the field, additionally supporting and sponsoring contacts among researchers interested in the topic. Recent meetings have been held in the USA, Spain, Australia, Ireland, Brazil, and China, with ancillary meetings in France and Iran. Upcoming meetings (as of January 2009) include South Africa, Mexico, and Turkey.

Activities of the Society are posted at: For further information, email, or telephone +1-718-997-3417 (fax +1-718-997-3429)

Iran Society for Cell Biology

Prof Parvin Mehdipour - President
Unit of Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics,
Department of medical genetics,
School of medicine,
Medical Sciences University of Tehran,
IR of Iran, 141763151

Japanese Society for Cell Biology

Dr Akihiko Nakano - President
c/o Nakanishi Printing Co.,
Shimotachiuri Ogawa Higashi,
Kyoto 602-8048, Japan

Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dr Sang Gi Paik
Dept of Biology,
Chungnam National University

Societe de Biologie Cellulaire de France

Pierre Jurdic
Biologie Molèculaire et Cellulaire
Ecole Normale Supérieure 46 Allée d'Italie; 69364 Lyon cedex 07; France
Tel: (33)-4-72-72-81-68
Fax: (33)-4-72-72-80-80

Spanish Society for Cell Biology

Prof M.C.Risuero
Departamento de Biologica Celular y genetica,
Facultad de Ciencas,
Universidad de Malaga,
E-29701- Malaga,

The Society of Cell and Molecular Biology, Taipei

Dr Kenneth K Wu
No 35 Kenyan Road,
Zhunan Town,
Miaoli County 350 Taiwan, ROC,
Tel: 88637246166 ext 3001, Fax: 88637586402

Ukranian Society for Cell Biology

Andrei Sibirny

Affiliate Organizations

Asian Pacific Organisation for Cell Biology

Dr Gang Pei

British Society for Cell Biology

Dr Birgit Lane,
CRC Cell Structure Group,
Department of Anatomy and Physiology,
Medical Sciences Institute,
University of Dundee, UK

African Society for Cell and Developmental Biology

Hon Prof Barry Fabian
Department of Zoology
University of Witwatersrand
Private bag 3
WITS 2050
South Africa
fax: 27(11)339 3407

Polish Society for Cell Biology,

Dr E. Kuta,
Dept. of Plant Cytology and Embryology,
Jagiellonian University,