The Society for Experimental Biology aims to promote, and increase the influence of, experimental biology within the scientific community and society by: developing the field of, and scientific careers in, experimental biology; developing education and public awareness in experimental biology; developing collaborative partnerships; maintaining transparency, ethical and environmental sensitivity in every sphere of activity; and ensuring the financial viability of the society.

In pursuit of its aims, the Society for Experimental Biology’s activities include: the organisation and sponsorship of experimental biology conferences, both independently and in collaboration with other life science societies; the publication and dissemination of a range of scientific literature; education, careers and policy work; the administration of travel grants for young researchers; and offering membership to experimental biology researchers in academia and industry working at post-graduate level and above.