The International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is pleased to launch a newly redesigned website. We hope you like the improved format and find it easy to access all the information you need about the Union. Please note that some specific categories are not fully up-to-date; this will be rectified in the coming days.

Welcome to IUBMB

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - founded in 1955 - unites biochemists and molecular biologists in 75 countries that belong to the Union as an Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body represented by a biochemical society, a national research council or an academy of sciences. The Union is devoted to promoting research and education in biochemistry and molecular biology throughout the world and gives particular attention to areas where the subject is still in its early development. It achieves this in several ways.

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IUBMB Mission Statement

IUBMB seeks to advance the international molecular life sciences community by:

  • Promoting interactions across the diversity of endeavours in the molecular life sciences
  • Creating networks that transcend barriers of ethnicity, culture, gender and economic status
  • Creating pathways for young scientists to fulfil their potential
  • Providing evidence-based advice on public policy
  • Promoting the values, standards and ethics of science and the free and unhampered movement of scientists of all nations.


42nd FEBS Congress -  From Molecules to Cells and Back

Jerusalem, Israel
10 - 14 September 2017

FEBS Congress Poster

New Horizons in Biochemistry & Molecular Bi0logy Education

Rehovot, Israel
5 - 8 September 2017

Miami Winter Symposium 2018 - Stem Cells: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Therapies

24th IUBMB Seoul 2018

COEX, Seoul, Korea
4 - 8 June 2018

Seoul Congress 2018 Poster

IUMB Newsletter

The first IUBMB Newsletter February 2016

The second IUBMB Newsletter October 2016

The third IUBMB Newsletter May 2017


More Meeting Information
Can be found in our Calendar of Events

Focused Meetings

In 2017, IUBMB Conferences and Symposia were replaced by IUBMB Focused Meetings. Up to three Focused Meetings will be supported per year in the amount of US$ 30,000-60,000. The deadline for applications to host an IUBMB Focused Meeting is June 1st for Focused Meetings to be held during the subsequent calendar year. Guidelines and Application and Report Forms are available on this website. Further information can be obtained from the Chair of the Committee on Congresses and Focused Meetings, Dr. Efstathios Gonos: sgonos@eie.gr. Please note that triennial IUBMB Congresses will continue unchanged.
The following Focused Meetings are still to come in 2017:

IUBMB Molecular Aspects of Aging & Longevity

16 - 19 October 2017
Athens, Greece

Athens Poster

IUBMB 11th aaRS

October 29 - November 2, 2017
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Clearwater Poster


Diabetes Mellitus: A Bitter Disease with a Sweet Name – An IUBMB Journals Joint Virtual Issue

Edited by IUBMB Journals Editors-in-Chief Drs. Angelo Azzi, Gianfranco Gilardi, Phillip Ortiz, William Whelan and Jian-Jiang Zhong.

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Friends of the IUBMB

Please register as a “Friend of the IUBMB”. You will then receive the IUBMB Newsletter twice per year via e-mail and occasional e-mails to keep you up-to-date about our international activities and opportunities, such as fellowships, support for meetings, advanced schools, etc.

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Wiley Journal AppsWiley Journal Apps Available Now

Please see the pages of the individual journals for details and download link to apps!

Latest News

We are pleased to announce the three IUBMB Focused Meetings for 2018 and to congratulate the awardees:

1. IUBMB Focused Meeting "GATA Transcription Factors in Development and Disease"
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
May 28-June 1, 2018
Contact: Dr. John Strouboulis (john_strouboulis@imbb.forth.gr)
visit: www.gata2018.org 

2. IUBMB Focused Meeting "tRNA Biology - Transfer RNA at the Crossroads"
Strasbourg, France
September 23-27, 2018
Contact: Dr. Philippe Giege (giege@unistra.fr)

3. IUBMB Focused Meeting "Signal Transduction and Molecular Medicine - SISTAM 2018)"
Bariloche, Argentina
October 16-20, 2018
Contact: Dr. Omar Coso (ocoso@fbmc.fcen.uba.ar)

Call for Applications for the 2024 IUBMB Congress

The deadline for applications to host the 2024 IUBMB Congress is April 6, 2018. Updated Guidelines for Congresses can be found at:


IUBMB-Education Symposium at 25th FAOBMB Conference

held in Manila in December 2016

Lecture slides of main talks are now available here!