Society for Experimental Biology
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The Society for Experimental Biology is a learned society that was established in 1923 at Birkbeck College in London to "promote the art and science of experimental biology in all its branches". The society has an international membership of approximately 2500. It covers both plant and animal science from the cell to the environment. SEB has four sections: animal, plant, cell, and SEB+ (covering career development, equality and diversity, teaching and learning and science communication.
The main activities of the society are the organisation and sponsorship of scientific meetings, the publication of relevant research, and the promotion of development of experimental biologist through education, communication, and career development programmes.
The society organises one large meeting each year, plus a number of smaller meetings. The main meeting is held in the United Kingdom or continental Europe and has up to 1000 attendees, with three plenary lectures (the Bidder, Woolhouse, and Cell Plenary Lectures) and nine parallel sessions.
Its publications include four peer-reviewed scientific journals: the Journal of Experimental Botany published by Oxford University Press, The Plant Journal (ISSN 1365-313X), published with Wiley-Blackwell, Plant Biotechnology Journal (ISSN 1467-7652, co-owned with the Association of Applied Biologists and published by Wiley-Blackwell) and an open access journal established in 2013, Conservation Physiology (ISSN 2051-1434), published on behalf of the society by Oxford University Press.
The society is administered from its head office at Charles Darwin House in London, shared with the Royal Society of Biology, with an additional office in Lancaster which hosts the management team of the Journal of Experimental Botany and the Society's Head of Education. It is funded through income from publications, investments, and member subscriptions. The freely available SEB Magazine has generally appeared in Spring and Autumn, since 2012.
- "Scientific Meetings". Homepage. Society for Experimental Biology.
- "Publications". Homepage. Society for Experimental Biology.
- "The Plant Journal". Wiley Online Library. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- "Plant Biotechnology Journal". Wiley Online Library. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- "Contact Us". Society for Experimental Biology, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
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- "SEB Magazine". Society for Experimental Biology. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
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