Four National Committees and three member societies maintain exchange with international scientific unions in the field of biology that are members of the . Their national contact persons are listed here. Together with representatives of the member societies and the Board they meet at the annual Platform Meeting.
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 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 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
BM 2140, Station 17, 1015 Lausanne