The Hellenic Botanical Society (HBS) was founded in 1980 with headquarters based in Athens (Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). The logo of the Society depicts the head of Theophrastus (371-286 BC), ancient Greek philosopher and founder of Botany. During the first working period of HBS (1980-1985), four Scientific Symposia took place in various Greek cities (Patras 1981, Athens 1982, and twice in Thessaloniki 1983 and 1985). From 1994 to 2005 the Hellenic Botanical Society has organized one Scientific Conference roughly every two years: Delphi 1994, Paralimni (Cyprus) 1996, Alexandroupolis 1998, Patras 2000, Argostoli (Cephalonia) 2002 and Ioannina 2005. Recently, in October 2009, the 11th Panhellenic Scientific Conference was held in Athens; the 12th Panhellenic Scientific Conference will take place in Crete (Rethymnon) from September 29 till October 2, 2011.
The new Administration Council (2010-2013) aims to implement (with the active collaboration of fellow members and particularly young scientists) a series of new activities on various contemporary subjects related to Plant Science as well as with conservation and management issues of our natural environment, in cooperation of course with other scientific disciplines.
Cooperation between all Society members is indeed necessary in order to enable HBS to fulfill its goals: promote Plant Science related education and research, publicize activities and contribute to confronting modern issues of plant-related social and environmental problems.
The new Administration Council welcomes all your suggestions on new subjects for inclusion on our website that may be of interest to you or others (e.g. new publications, relevant links, etc). Suggestions for novel activities and initiatives to be pursued by HBS are also welcome.
On behalf of the H.B.S. Administration Council
Professor Costas A. Thanos