The platform unites researchers from 18 scientific societies and 5 national committees in the field of biology. It promotes the transfer of knowledge and networking opportunities. Through the provision of expertise, the platform generates and maintains a dialogue to the benefit of society and politics.more

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National Committees of the Platform Biology

Four National Committees and three member societies maintain exchange with international scientific unions in the field of biology that are members of the International Science Council. Their national contact persons are listed here. Together with representatives of the member societies and the Board they meet at the annual Platform Meeting.

The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, in collaboration with pharmacology societies from around the world aims to support pharmacology research, education and their application to improve global health.

The Swiss Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology is member of the IUPHAR, represendet by Prof. Andrea Huwiler.

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology promotes research and education throughout the world, and especially in countries where the subject is still in its early development.

Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is the national contact point, represented by Prof. Daniel Legler.

While the International Union of Biological Sciences promotes excellence in all topics of Biological Sciences, it aims to understand and find solutions to scientific questions and challenges, such as the effects of climate change, by facilitating collaboration across all disciplines and promoting inputs from science in policy discussions.

National Committee IUBS
c/o Dr. Claudia Rutte
Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), Biology Platform
House of Academies, Laupenstrasse 7, 3001 Bern

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is composed of both government and civil society organisations. By harnessing the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of some 15,000 experts, IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

The Swiss Biodiversity Forum is is the national contact point, represented by Dr. Eva Spehn.

The International Union of Food Science and Technology promotes the advancement of global food science and technology, fosters the worldwide exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas and aims to strengthen food science and technology’s role in helping secure the world’s food supply and eliminate world hunger.

National Committee IUFoST
c/o Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys
ETH Zürich - Department of Health Science & Technology
Schmelzbergstrasse 9, 8092 Zürich

The International Union of Microbiological Societies aims to promote the study of microbiological sciences internationally, initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities which involve international cooperation, promote the publication of international study and research, promote the organization of international conferences, symposia and meetings and assist in the publication of their reports, and to maintain contact with other international organizations.

The Swiss Society for Microbiology is the national contact point, represented by Dr. David Johnson.

The International Union of Nutritional Sciences promotes the nutritional sciences, supports the exchange of research results and forms task forces to tackle current challenges.

National Committee IUNS
c/o Dr. Isabelle Herter-Aeberli
ETH Zurich - Department of Health Science & Technology
Schmelzbergstrasse 7, 8092 Zürich

The International Union of Physiological Sciences' vision for physiology is to be an excellent and well renowned scientific discipline which is an indispensable constituent of modern medicine and public health, attracting the best scientists worldwide.

Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is the national contact point, represented by Prof. Christine Peinelt.

The International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics promotes research and teaching in biophysics worldwide.

National Committee IUPAB
c/o Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic
EPF Lausanne
BM 2140, Station 17, 1015 Lausanne