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.


24th IUBMB & 15th FAOBMB Congress Seoul 2018

COEX, Seoul, Korea
4 - 8 June 2018

at the IUBMB-FAOBMB Congress to be held in Seoul in June 2018

YSP event takes place 2-4 June 2018 at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
IUBMB-FAOBMB Congress takes place 4-8 June 2018 at CoEx, Seoul, Korea

Details on HOW TO APPLY and APPLICATION FORM are available on the Congress webpage at:

Just click on the YSP link for details
Inquiries about the YSP in 2018 can be made by email to: iubmb2018.ysp@gmail.com

Closing Date for Applications to the YSP 2018 is 18 FEBRUARY 2018

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.


Frontiers in Infection-Associated Cancer
17-20 June 2018
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand
Contacts: Associate Prof. Dr. Tavan Janvilisri, email: tavan.jan@mahidol.ac.th; Associate Prof. Dr. Tuangporn Suthiphongchai, email: tuangporn.sut@mahidol.ac.th                                                                                                                                                                                                   Website: https://IUBMB-Bangkok2018.org                                   

Redoxomic Technologies and their Application in Health and Disease
17-23 September 2018
Spetses Hotel, Spetses Island, Greece
Contact: Prof. Corinne M. Spickett, email: c.m.spickett@aston.ac.uk
Website: http://www.masstrplan.org/event/summerschool2018/

Protein-Protein and Protein-Membrane Interaction: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches
22-26 October 2018
Hotel Mercure Playa de Oro, Varadero Beach, Matanzas, Cuba
Contact: Prof. Dr. Carlos Alvarez Valcarcel, email: calvarez@fbio.uh.cu

IUBMB Virtual Issue on Aging

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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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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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)
visit: https://trna2018.sciencesconf.org/

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 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

PROLAB is accepting applications

The PROLAB (Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists) program provides training opportunities in the United States and Canada for researchers from Latin America and parts of Europe. This program sponsors trainees and new investigators who would benefit from access to collaborators, equipment and specialized techniques. The deadline is Feb. 16.