Since 2019 – Single-cell Omics Germany

Rapid technological advances now allow the profiling of genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes at an unprecedented level of resolution. To harness the full potential of these developments, new computational methods specifically tailored towards analysing single-cell omics data are essential. Integrating efforts in all research areas involved will enhance the translation of single-cell sequencing techniques to the clinic. The network Single Cell Omics Germany (SCOG) brings together national researchers using and developing single-cell technologies to generate insights into biological systems. Its mission is to provide a collaborative platform for exchanging computational and experimental methods and expertise, thereby strengthening single-cell research in Germany. Connecting the German single-cell community with relevant international initiatives (such as HCA and IHEC), the network will help to address biomedical questions and foster translational research.


Since 2020 Deutsche Zoologische Gesselschaft – German Zoological Society

The DZG aims to promote zoological sciences in their full breadth and interdisciplinarity. Of particular interest is the description of the diversity of the animal world, the understanding of the evolution of diversity and the study of different biological processes in all animal groups and in a variety of model systems. To this end, it offers its approximately 1,600 members in Germany, Austria and Switzerland a joint forum and promotes interdisciplinary scientific exchange in conferences and further education.

The society exists since 1890 and is thus one of the most traditional scientific societies in Germany. It strives to support basic research and teaching at the highest level, regardless of political or economic trends, and to preserve zoological knowledge. The DZG serves exclusively and directly for charitable purposes.


Since 2020 Society for Developmental Biology

The Society for Developmental Biology employs an inclusive philosophy to further the study of developmental biology and related disciplines; to foster, support and provide a forum for all investigators in these fields; to educate non-specialists, educators, the general public and policy makers about developmental biology and related disciplines; and to promote fair, respectful, ethical and equitable practices throughout the scientific enterprise.


Since 2020 European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

The society aims to promote evolutionary developmental biology by regularly organising meetings on this subject in Europe. The scientific program consists of plenary sessions, symposia, contributed talks and poster sessions.


Since 2023 Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology

          Societies for Developmental Biology are non-profit scientific associations, which are active in many non-European and Western European countries, plus pan-international. Such societies exist to promote functional integration of researchers working in the field of Developmental Biology (i.e. the study of process by which animals & plants grow and develop); thus, promoting exchange of highly relevant knowledge and experimental methodology, establishment of cooperation in active research, opportunities for establishing important professional networks (especially relevant to junior researcher career development) and wider education and the publicising of a most fundamental branch of biological research (i.e. one closely related to preclinical research which maintains the potential to significantly and positively impact human and commercially important organisms). Until 2018 and despite these advantages, no such societies existed in any of the four Visegrád Group countries (CZ, PL, HU, SK). Therefore, the “V4SDB” was established to provide the missing forum to foster more efficient and integrated research in Developmental Biology across Central Europe, according to established societal precedents found elsewhere in world.

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