Asian Network for Biological Sciences (ANBS)

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1978, by U-XE0321 - Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED). Reorganized 1983, with support from UNESCO, as a regional network of U-XF4791 - International Biosciences Networks (IBN). COSTED and IBN were previously, between 1994 and 2003, combined in one committee as U-XE1773 - COSTED-IBN. ANBS restructured following planning meeting 13-15 Feb 1995, Singapore (Singapore).


Accelerate growth and application of biological research in Asia; identify, strengthen and coordinate relevant areas of research and promote their application; facilitate exchange of biological information; set up regional research centres for specific areas of biology; facilitate exchange of scientists and technicians; promote training programmes in specific fields recognized as priorities for Asia; promote and strengthen research and teaching in theoretical and applied areas of biology; improve the quality of teaching at tertiary level.


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Council (meets annually), consisting of President, Secretary-Treasurer and 8 other members. Contact point in every country (23) of the region.


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