Dear Fellow APBioNet Members,

Over the past years, APBioNet has enjoyed a steady increase in memberships, largely due to our Annual InCoB conferences with their high attendance figures. Our loyal members have also found us through a variety of training programs and projects led by our able volunteer and Executive Committee (ExCo) leaders. As such, we would like to thank you for continuing to be a member and for your continuous support to our organization.

Every two years, our members gather to vote for a new slate of APBioNet ExCo members. These ExCo members will serve the organization for 2 years, during which they will decide the direction of the organization, and provide the necessary leadership required to make it a success.

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) during InCoB 2020 tentatively scheduled for the 28th or 29th November 2020, we will be holding our final virtual ballot and announcing our elected ExCo members. As a member, you can nominate candidates for this upcoming elections in addition to the current ExCo members who may put themselves up as candidates for re-election. You can start e-voting on 24th September until 27th November 2020.

In this Call for Nominations for candidates to serve in the APBioNet ExCo, issued to all our members, APBioNet invites all members from every country in our region to nominate worthy and hardworking candidates who will be able to serve in a suitable capacity in the APBioNet ExCo. Self-nomination is also accepted. Please send them to me at shoba.ranganathan1@gmail.com immediately. Valid nominations will include full CV of the candidate plus a very important statement of purpose (see template), and the consent of the candidate. Nominations close by 10th September 2020.

We will combine this list of new candidates who have agreed to run for election, with current ExCo members who intend to run for re-election and publish them for online voting by 24th September 2020. A notification email for the e-voting ballot will be sent out to members closer to the date.
Thank you.

Best Regards,

Shoba Ranganathan
Election Officer
APBioNet Secretariat