Singapore Institute of Biology (SIBiol): A Professional Society of Biologists and Biology Educators

The Singapore Institute of Biology (SIBiol) was founded in 1974 by an enthusiastic group of biologists who wanted to further the cause of Biology and its applications. It was officially registered as a Society on 26 February 1975 with the objectives of encouraging the improvement of education in biology and the training of those interested in biology; advancing the character and status of the profession of biology and its applications, and the interests of those engaged therein; facilitating the exchange of information in biology and its applications through meetings, exhibitions, publications and other ways; publicising and disseminate information about biology and its application and on matters concerning the profession; securing and distributing grants and loans for education and research in biology and its applications; and representing the opinion of the members of the Institute on matters related to the objectives of the Institute. In addition to being a constituent body of the Singapore National Academy of Science, the Institute is affiliated to the International Society for Plant Physiology, the Commonwealth Association of Agricultural Scientists and the Asian Fisheries Society.