The Tunisian Association of Biological Sciences

The Tunisian Association of Biological Sciences (ATSB) is an Associate Member Society of FEBS.

Mission & Vision

The Tunisian Association of Biological Sciences (Association Tunisienne des Sciences Biologiques; ATSB) is a scientific non-governmental organization. Its appropriate management, the scientific credentials of the Association’s officers and its regular organization of high-level scientific activities make this association very active at the national level and internationally recognized.

The ATSB’s main objectives are:
• the contribution to developing scientific research in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology but also other disciplines like genetics, immunology, biomedical biology, animal and plant biology and physiology. ATSB promotes the application of innovative scientific research results in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and other sectors of the country’s economy and supports young researchers.
• to maintain links between researchers and manufacturers in the bio-industry sector
• the organization of regular scientific congresses and sponsoring international congresses in Tunisia
• the organization of theoretical and practical workshops in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology
• the dissemination and publishing of scientific research and information via its journal Biologia-Tunisie
• the establishment of collaborations with national and international scientific associations for multidisciplinary promotion in the service of biological sciences and networks within the Mediterranean area.

Key Activities

ATSB organizes an annual general meeting with both national and international invited speakers, young scientist symposia and awards prizes to young researchers (best posters, best oral presentations). Sporadically it organizes theoretical and practical workshops on new discoveries in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology.


ATSB (formerly STCB Tunisian Society of Biological Chemistry until 1998), was established in 1984 with 37 members and has grown to over 400 members. At the 2018 Council meeting, the Society was elected an Associate Member of FEBS from January 1, 2019.


ATSB has more than 400 members (2018) mainly representing institutes and research centers in Tunisia.
Only active researchers supported by their research laboratories may have ATSB membership status. They must be student researchers (Master, doctoral students) post-docs and/or research teachers (Assistant, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professors).


Prof. Issam Smaali (President)
Prof. Hatem Fakhfakh (Vice-President)
Université de Carthage
Tunis, Tunisie
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