Society News & Announcements


November 12, 2015

The Society for Cryobiology is happy to announce that CRYO2016 will be held July 24th - 27th in Ottawa Canada. Further information to follow soon.

September 1, 2015

Cryobiology journal welcomes new associate editor Dr Janet A. W. Elliott to the editorial team.

October 21, 2014

The SfC's election for three BoG posts has opened.  Voting closes on December 1, 2014.  For further information please visit the election page.

September 30, 2014

The location for Cryo2015 has been announced.  The meeting will take place in Ostrava in the Czech Republic.  Further details will follow shortly.

September 2014

The September newsletter has now been published and you can read it here.

June 2014

The June newsletter has now been published and you can read it here.

March 26, 2014
It is with great sadness that the Society has learnt of the death of one of our founding members, Prof. Stanley Leibo.  You can read our memorial to Stanley here.

March 2014
The March newsletter has now been published and you can read it here.

December 2014
The December newsletter has now been published and you can read it here.

11th November 2013
The winners of the election have been announced.  They are:

President-Elect: Jason Acker
Secretary: Yuksel Agca
Treasurer: Adam Higgins

Governors: John Armitage, James Benson, Gloria Elliot, and Jens Karlsson.

An extra Governor has been appointed as Adam Higgins vacates his Governor post to take up the new role of Treasurer.

30th September 2013
The September newsletter has just been published and you can read it here.
20th June 2013
June 2013 newsletter now available online
New! Seeking Submissions for the Society's Newsletter: The SfC welcomes member contributions to our quarterly newsletter.  The next issue is due out at the end of June and if you have any news, reports or reviews that you would like included please contact Editorial Assistant, Nicole Evans.

Training Course: The AQUAGAMETE COST Action ( is pleased to announce the first AQUAGAMETE Training School, aimed at young researchers (PhD students, young post-docs and MSc students) as well as representatives from industry. The course will be focused on techniques for germline cryobanking covering topics such as:
· Gamete cryopreservation
· Post-thaw quality evaluation
· Germline biotechnology
· Cryopreservation applications
· Basic knowledge on cell cryopreservation
The course will take place between 13 - 17th May 2013 at the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalucía (ICMAN.CSIC, Cádiz, Spain) in collaboration with the University of León (ULe) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). The number of participants will be restricted to 15. Financial support from the AQUAGAMETE COST Action (for traveling and accommodation) will be available for students. The application deadline is 22nd March 2013.

For more information click here.

Member Search now available. Use the 'Member Search' box to find other members. Members who have logged in to the website will be able to search for other members. Please note only those members who have agreed to allow their details to be available will be displayed. To arrange this please contact Nicole Evans.
CRYO2013 50th Annual Meeting. Visit the new CRYO 2013 website for further details about the 50th anniversary conference, including program details, accommodation and abstract submission:
Membership Renewal 2013: It's membership renewal time! - This year the option of an online renewal via a secure server is available again, and members are kindly asked to use this option.
The results of the Society for Cryobiology Board of Governors election are in.  Thank you all for your participation in making the election a success.  Please join Erik Woods - President Elect - in congratulating our newest members of the Board, Tiantian Zhang, Serean Adams and Adam Higgins.  We look forward to their service. Because Erik Woods was elected as President-Elect, his position on the Board as Governor-at-Large in the Class of 2013 needed to be filled again. This was done by James Benson, who had the fourth highest number of votes in the last elections. Have a look at the present composition of the Board of Governors.