ISSOL is the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life – The International Astrobiology Society. The society has more than 500 members representing over 20 countries in disciplines as varied as astronomy and molecular biology.
The society’s supporting journal, Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres (OLEB), has been publishing work in the field since 1968 and is the longest established and most authoritative journal for Astrobiology and origins of life research. ISSOL members Jack W. Szostak and Ada Yonath were recipients of 2009 Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine and Chemistry, respectively.
The leadership of the organization strives to be inclusive of ethnicity, gender and geographic origin.