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Professional Organisations and Societies
American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. AIBS works to ensure that the public, legislators, funders, and the community of biologists have access to and use information that will guide them in making informed decisions about matters that require biological knowledge (from AIBS website).
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world (taken from ASM website).
Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences (from RSB website).
Other sources of information
BioBuilder is a resource for hands-on activities and informative animations on synthetic biology, and a place to discuss the challenge of engineering biological systems (taken from BioBuilder website).
Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (Synberc)
Synberc is a multi-university research center established in 2006 with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help lay the foundation for synthetic biology (taken from Synberc website).