About the IBIOLI
The professional body for biologists in Ireland!
- Endorses professional competence & maintains a register of professional biologists, including lecturers, biology teachers and researchers
- Awards full members the title of M.I.Biol.I. – a nationally recognised standard.
- Advises the government through representation on statutory bodies
- Communicates and interacts with the public on biological topics
- Supports and sponsors national meetings of biological interest
- A gateway to contacts in Ireland, Europe and internationally
- Has made significant contributions in second and third-level education
- Current members include professional biologists in universities, institutes of technology, schools, government departments, hospitals, semi-state bodies and industry
- As a freshly rejuvenated body we are interested in your views, opinions and directions you think the institute should take so come on in!
Objectives of the Institute are:
- To represent and promote the professional interests of biologists.
- To advise government and the public in general on biological matters having implications for society.
- To ensure professional competence of biologists.
- To facilitate contacts between biologists in Ireland, within the European Union and internationally.
- To promote interest in, and an understanding of biology and its application and implications for modern society through education and research.
- To attract and encourage entrants to the profession of biology.
- To provide support and expertise to biology teachers through an Expert Panel.
Role of the IBIOLI:
- The Institute advises the government and its agencies though its representatives on the statutory bodies.
- It communicates to the public, on biological matters having implications for society, through public lectures symposia and seminars on general biological topics, specialised subjects and techniques.
- The Institute has, since its foundation, made a significant contribution to the national curricula for biology in both second and third level education.
- The Institute organises Biology Today Programmes. These one day lecture programmes and demonstrations by professional biologists for post-primary students form a very important part of the Institute communication role.
- The Institute supports and sponsors meetings of biological interest.
- The Institute encourages entrants to the profession of biology through the dissemination of career information for school leavers.
- The Institute communicates with its members through regular newsletters.
Events & Activities of the Institute:
- The Institute provides a forum for debate on the present structure and future development of the biology profession in both domestic and international context.
- The Institute is a founding member of the European Federation of Biotechnology and the European Countries Biologists Association (ECBA).
- Through its members, the Institute maintains an extensive network of contacts with biologists within the E.U. and worldwide.
- The current membership comprises professional biologists in universities, institutes of technology, schools, government departments, hospitals, semi-state bodies and a wide range of industries.