Welcome to IUBMB

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - founded in 1955 - unites biochemists and molecular biologists in 79 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.


More Meeting Information
Can be found in our Calendar of Events

NEW: IUBMB TANG EDUCATION FELLOWSHIPS

Provides opportunities for the development of both biochemistry and molecular biology educational programs and educators. Guidelines and Application Forms are available on this website.

NOTICE: Applicants to the Tang Education Fellowships should contact Janet Macaulay at janet.macaulay@monash.edu for an update on their applications.

Important update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the applications for the IUBMB Research Fellowships (Mid-Career, Wood-Whelan) and Tang Education Fellowships to 1st October 2020 which is now for travel in 2021. Please contact Professor Janet Macaulay (Chair of the IUBMB Committee for Education and Training) for any further information.

IMPORTANT DATES

28th FAOMOM & 2nd CBSL Conference June 11-13

28th FAOBMB & 2nd CBSL Conference: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for the Future

This conference will bring together the Biochemists and Molecular Biologists as well as researchers of related disciplines from Asia and Oceania to a single platform where knowledge would be exchanged on how best the potential scientific research needs of the region could be addressed.

Deadline for Registration
30th March 2020


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The 45th FEBS Congress - Molecules of Life: Towards New Horizons
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 45th FEBS Congress, entitled ”Molecules of Life: Towards New Horizons“, which will be held from July 4th to July 9th, 2020, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, hosted by the Slovenian Biochemical Society together with the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Early Registration Deadline
9th April 2020


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16th FAOBMB Congress

The 16th FAOBMB Congress will be hosted by five life science societies from New Zealand and Australia.

Reflecting the breadth and depth of the five partner societies, indicative session topics include: computational biology; gene regulation and signal transduction; genetics and genomics; molecular basis of disease; molecular evolution; molecular microbiology; plant biology and biochemistry; and proteins – structure, function and engineering.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 27th August 2021
Contact: faobmb@composition.co.nz

 


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, Prof. Ilona Concha Grabinger: conchagrabinger@uach.cl. Please note that triennial IUBMB Congresses will continue unchanged.

UPCOMING FOCUSED MEETINGS 2020

1. POSTPONED
IUBMB Focused Meeting "Neurodegenerative Diseases"
Taipei, Taiwan
25 – 27 February 2020
Contact: Dr. Ya-Jen Cheng: (npas@gate.sinica.edu.tw)
visit: https://iubmb.npas.programs.sinica.edu.tw/

2. POSTPONED
IUBMB Focused Meeting "Crosstalk between Nucleus and Mitochondria in Human Disease (CrossMitoNus)"
Seville, Spain
19 - 22 May 2020
Contact: Dr. Irene Díaz-Moreno: (jidiazmoreno@us.es)
visit: https://crossmitonus2020.iubmb-febs.org/

3. IUBMB Focused Meeting "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of RNA Viruses"
Faridabad, India
24 - 27 November 2020
Contact: Dr. Deepak T. Nair: (deepak@rcb.res.in)

UPCOMING ADVANCED SCHOOLS

Molecular Targets for Anti-aging Interventions

25-30 May 2020
Spetses Hotel, Spetses Island, Greece
Contact: Assoc. Res. Prof. Aleksandra Mladenovic Djordjevic (anamikos@ibiss.bg.ac.rs)
visit: https://antiaging2020.febsevents.org/


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IUBMB Virtual Issue on Aging

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

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DIABETES MELLITUS: A BITTER DISEASE WITH A SWEET NAME – AN IUBMB JOURNALS JOINT VIRTUAL ISSUE

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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Latest News


Announcement of a new enzyme class
The IUBMB Nomenclature Committee has added a new class of enzymes to the Enzyme classification and nomenclature list that was first approved by the International Union of Biochemistry in 1961, Translocases (EC 7). This represents an important update that will impact textbooks of enzymology and basic biochemistry.
Translocases EC 7
Readers will also find the following guide to enzyme nomenclature and classification very useful:
A Brief Guide to Enzyme Nomenclature and Classification


"Revisiting the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology at the Single-Molecule Level" - Biophysical Society Thematic Meeting
Lima, Peru, July 18-21, 2019
https://www.biophysics.org/2019lima


Wiley-IUBMB Young Investigator Prizes 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Romuald Loutre (winner of the Wiley-IUBMB Life Young Investigator Prize) and Dr. Amanda R. Gross (winner of the Wiley-BioFactors Young Investigator Prize). Details can be found at:
Wiley-IUBMB Young Investigator Prizes 2019


Election results from the IUBMB General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, June 6, 2018
EC Announcement


26th IUBMB Congress
The IUBMB Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 26th IUBMB Congress will be held in Melbourne, Australia from September 22-26, 2024. This will follow the 25th Congress in Lisbon, Portugal (July 3-8, 2021).


SUPPORT FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

IUBMB is pleased to provide a number of programs in support of young scientists. These include:

Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships
Advanced Schools
Educational Activities including workshops
Young Scientists Programs in conjunction with Congresses
Standards for doctoral degrees in the molecular biosciences
South American Research and Travel Fellowships
Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists
The IUBMB Edward John Wood Fund promoting education in biochemistry and molecular biology