What we do:
In order to fulfil our mission, VBIO acts as contact organisation to governmental institutions, providing expertise and advice. We continuously monitor relevant politics and pro-actively communicate statements on current affairs. We attend conferences and career fairs, and communicate our mission with schools and universities.
Individual members are represented state by state, by so called Landesverbände which organise professional development for teachers, local meetings and activities.
We provide literature, information and guidance for students and studies of life sciences in Germany.
We also reward prizes to outstanding pupils and students in the field of life sciences
We organize important topics in our study groups which work on e.g. reforms of the university system, issues surrounding the teaching of evolutionary biology in schools and the support of biologists in the medical research field.
Our members receive constant updates on science news and activities of the association.
You can find our comments and position papers on laws and politics affecting biomedical and biological research as well as school and university politics here (German versions only).