The Italian Association of Biology and General and Molecular Genetics (A.I.B.G.) was born following the need to bring together all the teachers who belonged to the Scientific-Disciplinary Sector “Biology and General Zoology including Genetics and Biology of the Races” (group of disciplines #126 pertaining to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery). In the first half of the 1980s, meetings were organized in Rome by Professors Chieffi, Fantoni, Malcovati, Cammarano and Giovannini. Professors Alescio, Barlati, Cancedda, Carlomagno, Cicero, De Leo, Delrio, Farnararo, Fuhrman-Conti, Ginelli, Mangia, Mezzanotte, Nicoletti, Nitsch, Pierantoni, Pignatti, Rosi, Sichel, Silengo, and Tenchini also made a significant contribution to the meetings. Following the change of the Sector name to “Applied Biology” deriving from “General Biology Applied to Medical Studies (E06X)”, on December 13th, 1990 the AIBG was officially established as an academic and scientific cultural association, with a notarial deed signed by Professors Barlati, Cancedda, Chieffi, De Leo and Mangia.
The path of AIBG is characterized by numerous congress meetings sparking lively debates that have represented moments of fruitful discussion and have produced a continuous growth in the scientific qualification of the various universities. Currently, AIBG counts about 350 members between academics and other specialists. The Scientific Award dedicated to Prof. Guido Tarone, a distinguished scientist who died prematurely, is reserved to the numerous young scientists of the Association.
AIBG is open today to all those who have scientific interests consistent with the specific statutory guidelines mainly in the field of Cell Biology and Genetics. The Association dictates the cultural contents that characterize the scientific-disciplinary paths of Experimental Biology for all those who work in the Degrees in Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, Education Sciences, Psychology, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnological Sciences, and Motor Sciences.