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Directorate for Biological Sciences Advisory Committee (BIO AC)


The Biological Sciences Advisory Committee (BIO AC) advises the Directorate (BIO) on such issues as:

  • How BIO's mission, programs, and goals can best serve the scientific community;
  • Institutional administration and policy;
  • How BIO can promote quality graduate and undergraduate education in the biological sciences;
  • Priority investment areas in biological research; and
  • Government Performance and Results Act, including Committees of Visitors.

The BIO AC meets twice a year. Members represent a cross section of biology with representatives from many different subdisciplines within the field; a cross section of institutions including industry; broad geographic representation; and balanced representation of women and under-represented minorities.

Inquiries/recommendations regarding the BIO Advisory Committee may be directed to Dr. Charles Liarakos.



Date Agendas Minutes
September 28-29, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 22-23, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 10 -11, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 13-14, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 5-6, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
December 15-16, 2011 Agenda Minutes
March 29-30, 2011 Agenda Minutes
October 6-7, 2010 Agenda Minutes
March 17-18, 2010 Agenda Minutes
September 10 -11, 2009 Agenda Minutes
April 29 - May 1, 2009 Agenda Minutes
Fall 2008 AC meeting - canceled
April 17-18, 2008 Agenda Minutes
October 18-19, 2007 Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2007 Agenda Minutes
November 2-3, 2006 Agenda Minutes
April 20-21, 2006 Agenda Minutes
November 17-18, 2005 Agenda Minutes
April 7-8 , 2005 Agenda Minutes
November 18-19, 2004 Agenda Minutes
April 20-21, 2004 Agenda Minutes
November 13-14, 2003 Agenda Minutes
April 24-25, 2003 Agenda Minutes
November 7-8, 2002 Agenda Minutes
April 25-26, 2002 Agenda Minutes
November 8-9, 2001 Agenda Minutes
April 26-27, 2001 Agenda Minutes
November 16-17, 2000 Agenda Minutes
April 6-7, 2000 Agenda Minutes
December 2-3, 1999 Agenda Minutes
April 22-23, 1999 Agenda Minutes
October 22-23, 1998 Agenda Minutes
April 6-7, 1998 Agenda Minutes
October 20-21, 1997 Agenda Minutes
April 9-10, 1997 Agenda Minutes
November 7-8, 1996 Agenda Minutes
April 25-26, 1996 Agenda Minutes
November 2-3, 1995 Agenda Minutes


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