The International Society for Plasmid Biology and other Mobile Genetic Elements (ISPB) was established in 2004. The purpose of the ISPB is to promote the study of plasmids and other mobile genetic elements.
The Society will engage in collective activities that increase the awareness and understanding of the importance of these genetic elements both in the scientific community and in the public arena.
The Society will highlight important discoveries in the plasmid field as well as new and novel applications of plasmids and other mobile genetic elements, and will act as an advocate for increased research support of this field.
ISPB will also promote the importance of retaining the study of plasmids and other mobile genetic elements in undergraduate teaching curriculum.
The Society will provide a forum for the plasmid biology community to work with sequence databases to ensure the highest quality of annotation.
The constitution of ISPB can be found here.
Information about previous conferences and other aspects of ISPB can be found here.