20 Sep 2019

Eminent Biologist Jean-Marc Jallon Passed Away

It is with great sadness that the international biological science community received notice of the death of Emeritus Professor Jean-Marc Jallon. We fondly remember his jovial, convivial, but scientifically knowledgeable presence at meetings of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). He served IUBS well, first elected to the Executive in 2004, becoming Vice President during 2007-2009 and Secretary General from 2009 to 2012.

Jean-Marc Jallon’s funerals: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 13h30 at Institut médico-légal, 2 place Mazas, 75 012 Paris, 15h cimetière La Martinière, allée du cimetière, 91600 Savigny sur Orge.

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02 Aug 2019

IUBS Elects new Executive Committee at 33rd GA at Oslo

The year 2019 marks the centenary of International Union of Biological Sciences (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, IUBS just concluded a special General Assembly with various sessions under the theme “A Century of Unifying Biology” on 30th July, followed by reflections on the history of IUBS. 
Please await for more reports on the scientific deliberations soon. Visit here for more details on sessionsspeakers and abstracts
The General Assembly ended with the election of new Executive Council, the constitution of which is as follows.

Name (Representing Country or Scientific Organization)

President: LS SHASHIDHARA (India)

Vice-President: Le KANG (China)

Secretary-General: Alexey Kotov (Russia)

Treasurer: Santiago MERINO (Spain)

Executive Member: Sarita MAREE (IFM)

Executive Member: Karl-Joseph DIETZ (Germany)

Executive Member: Moemen HANAFY (Egypt)

Executive Member: Noriaki MURAKAMI (Japan)

Executive Member: Guy SMAGGHE (IOBC)

Executive Member: Carlos VERGARA (ICPPR)

12 Jul 2019

TROP ICSU at the UN High Level Political Forum 2019

IUBS Climate Change and Education Project - TROP ICSU participated at the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2019 (HLPF 2019) on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters on 11 July 2019 in a three-hour joint session with the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and Harvard University. This session is titled "Practices and Approaches on quality education towards environment and climate action." 

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01 May 2019 · Scientific member

CETAF becomes an IUBS member

The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) is a taxonomic research network formed by scientific institutions in Europe. Recently IUBS EC approved CETAF as a new scientific member to IUBS.

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Education and Outreach
Education and Outreach
20 Apr 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education · South Africa

TROP ICSU Workshop for teachers at South Africa

The TROP ICSU team conducted a teachers workshop in Pretoria, South Africa in April 2019. This workshop was conducted in collaboration with our partner International Science Council – Regional Office for Africa (ISC-ROA).    

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Pastoralism Report
22 Feb 2019 · Report

Pastoralism Report 2018 is online

The report of the 2018 activities in the Pastoralism Initiative is online now.

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18 Feb 2019 · Education and Outreach · Project

Gender Gap: Coordination Meeting

A coordination meeting of the Gender Gap Project took place on 18 and 19 February 2019 in Berlin at the  Einstein Center Digital Future. The partners  presented the results of the different tasks and prepare The International Conference that will be held from 4th to 8th November 2019 at ICTP Trieste.

Education and Outreach
14 Feb 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU: Climate and Pedagogy Workshop for Teachers at Bhutan, Asia

The TROP ICSU team conducted a workshop for teachers at Bhutan on 14th-15th February 2019, in collaboration with Center for Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Development Studies (CDRR&CDS), Royal University of Bhutan, Rinchending, Bhutan and Commission on Education and Outreach, IASPEI. Over 60 high school and undergraduate colleges/university teachers from Bhutan participated in this workshop.

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11 Feb 2019 · Programme · Report

iCCB Report 2018 is online

The report of all activities of the iCCB programme in 2018 is now online.

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BHBD Report
05 Jan 2019 · Report

BHBD Activity Report 2018 is now online

The report of the 2018 activities in the Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BHBD) Initiative is online now.

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04 Feb 2019 · Programme · Report

BCGC Report is now online

The report of all activities of the BCGC programme in 2018 is now online.

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UBTI Report
04 Feb 2019

UBTI Activity Report 2018 published

The report of the UBTI programme 2018 is now online.

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01 Feb 2019 · Education and Outreach · Project

ACT consortium

ACT is a H2020 project for supporting “Communities of PrACTice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe” running from 2018 to 2021.

We have prepared a short feedback channel for interested practitioners, academics and experts to form part of the ACT Communities of Practice. 


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