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International Federation for Cell Biology
Title: International Federation for Cell Biology
Title abbreviated: IFCB
Creator: Wheatley, Denys <Präsident>; et al.
Abstract: The IFCB has its historical roots in the early 1930's. It was formally established in St. Louis in 1972 to coordinate and support Cell Biology activities throughout the world, as well as representing cell biology in the International Union of Biological Sciences. The affiliation makes the IFCB a constituent of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), and puts our congresses officially under the aegis of the latter. This is of particular importance to colleagues in some countries who may become eligible for grants to attend international congresses sponsored by the ISCU. The IFCB is also represented in the International Cell Research Organization (ICRO) which functions in UNESCO. The IFCB continues to fulfill its functions with a minimum of organization and at a low overhead cost. The organization of each international congress is delegated to a sponsoring member society which takes full responsibility as host for the congress. The IFCB normally provides a block grant to the congress organizers to help young cell biologists mainly from developing countries to attend the meetings. These funds are allocated by the appropriate committee of the congress (which includes an appropriate IFCB official or nominee) and is based on an assessment of the scientific quality of the abstracts submitted. Grants usually cover only part of the travel costs or subsistence. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Organizations and management (570.6);
Cell biology (571.6)
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Language: English
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Resource type: Academic societies, professional associations, working groups
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Metadata update date: 2012-11-30
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