The Icelandic Biological Society

The main function of the Icelandic Biological Society is to organize a conference on Biological research in Iceland every two years. The last conference was held in 2021, see programme and other info here. The next conference will take place in autumn 2023.

The Icelandic Biological Society was founded in Reykjavik in 1979. It’s purpose, as stated in the Society’s charter, is to “promote biology, facilitate contact and discussion among members, as well as among members and foreign individuals with similar interests”. Membership is open to anyone interested in biology and related disciplines.

Naturally, the Society is an enthusiastic supporter of active democracy, the free flow of information, freedom of speech online, etc., so if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Board via email at We are also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Mastodon.

Current Board 2023 – 
President: Kalina Kapralova
Treasurer: Halldór Pálmar Halldórsson
Member: Guðmundur Árni Þórisson
Member: Ragnhildur Guðmundsdóttir
Member: Ásthildur Erlingsdóttir
Member: Áki Jarl Láruson
Member: Írena Pálsdóttir, representative for biology students