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.

More Meeting Information
Can be found in our Calendar of Events


Provides opportunities for the development of both biochemistry and molecular biology educational programs and educators.


MWX 2020

Travel Fellowships to 2020 Miami Winter Symposium Visit: http://www.miamiwintersymposium.com/travel-fellowships.asp

Deadline for Abstract Submission
17th January 2020

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

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

Deadline for Registration
23rd February 2020

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.


1. 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. 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.esl)
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.inl)


To be announced


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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

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

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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

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 (June 30-July 5, 2021).


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