Purpose of the ISBC
The International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence
serves to promote the fundamental and applied sciences of bio- and chemi-luminescence
throughout the world.
The ISBC has three principle aims:
- To organize and co-ordinate conferences and workshops through out the
- To contribute to the world debate on the stability of ecosystems,
particularly those where bioluminescence plays a major role, and where chemiluminescence
technology has analytical potential.
- To promote and support public understanding of science by organizing
and supporting education and natural history initiatives targeted at the lay public and
Specific Objectives of the ISBC
- To organize small local meetings, conferences, and workshops
throughout the world in order to discuss and disseminate new information about
bioluminescence and chemiluminescence.
- To organize the biennial International Symposium on Bioluminescence
- To promote conservation of luminous species throughout the world and
encourage natural history projects providing new information on their distribution and
- To promote the application of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence
in education and foster the public's understanding of science.
- To provide a forum to facilitate interactions between academics of
different disciplines and industry for research in bioluminescence and chemiluminescence.
- To provide a forum for standardization of nomenclature and units of
- To provide a mechanism for interaction between the subjects of
bioluminescence and chemiluminescence and other scientific disciplines, particularly other