8th APOCB congress
The Asian Pacific Organization for Cell Biology (APOCB) is a regional member of the International Federation for Cell Biology. Its mission is to foster cell biology and the Cell Biology Societies in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
The concept of a cell biology organization encompassing the Asia Pacific region was first discussed during the IFCB Congress in Tokyo in 1984 and the APOCB was formally established during the IFCB Congress in Montreal in 1988. The Organization encompasses the countries in this region including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Taipei, India, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, Iran, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore and Indonesia
A main activity of the Organization is hosting a Congress, once, every four years. This Congress, held every four years in one of the Asia-Pacific countries, is to bring together researchers and students from Asia-Pacific countries and to highlight the best cell biology research in Asia and in the world
The first Congress was held in Shanghai in 1990 and Congresses since then have been held every four years in Sydney, Osaka, Taipei, Beijing, the Philippines, and Singapore. The President of the society is Prof. Satyajit Mayor, Director, NCBS. The 8th Congress will be organized by the Indian society of cell biology and CCMB, and will be held in Hyderabad, India from 27th-31st January, 2018.
A major mission of the APOCB is to foster initiatives in cell biology education. Workshops in teaching and training in cell biology have been consistent features of the Congresses. PhD students, postdocs and young researchers are encouraged to attend the congresses and travel funds are made available to aid their attendance.
Contact for information: Vegesna Radha
Vegesna Radha, Ph.D
Chief Scientist Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hyderabad 500 007
Tel: +91-40-27192619 / +91-40-27160222
Fax: +91-40-27160591 / +91-40-27160311