26th IUBMB Meeting

September 22-26, 2024

Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to IUBMB

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology unites biochemists and molecular biologists in 75 countries and regions.

The IUBMB promotes research and education throughout the world, and especially in countries where the subject is still in its early development.

It achieves this in several ways.

Meet the IUBMB Team

Our Journals & Publications

IUBMB Fellowships

IUBMB Tatenda Murigo

IUBMB Tatenda Murigo Scholarship

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PROBio-Africa Fellowships

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IUBMB MilliporeSigma ENABLE-Africa Fellowships

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IUBMB Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships

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PROLAB Fellowships

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IUBMB Early-Career Research Fellowships

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Travel fellowships

IUBMB Travel Fellowships

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IUBMB Tang Education Fellowships

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IUBMB Relocation Support for Displaced Trainees

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IUBMB Strongly Condemns the Invasion of One Sovereign State by Another

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) strongly condemns the invasion of one sovereign state by another, irrespective of who the perpetrators and the victims are. The IUBMB thus joins the global community of scientists in strongly condemning the current invasion of Ukraine.

The IUBMB has responded to the crisis by putting in place funds to support the relocation of displaced graduate students. The IUBMB has established a programme providing Relocation Support for Displaced Trainees.  This programme will provide financial support of up to US$2000 for trainees to relocate to a new host lab to continue their research. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt and decisions will be made within one week. There are several institutions prepared to accept displaced students; some of these include:

Additionally, affected students may apply for Wood Whelan Fellowships, which fund 4 months in a visiting lab. There is an April 1 deadline for the Wood Whelan Fellowships, but we are prepared to make an exception for displaced students.

This IUBMB Programme for Relocation Support for Displaced Trainees will remain in place as a service to the community to assist students affected by natural disasters and acts of war and aggression that have resulted in loss of infrastructure and resources.

Upcoming Deadlines


NO DEADLINE | IUBMB Relocation Support for Displaced Trainees

FEB 29

Application Deadline | PROLAB Fellowships

FEB 29

Application Deadline | Young Scientist Program 2024 (YSP2024) Fellowship


Application Deadline (quarterly basis) | IUBMB Travel Fellowships

MAR 12

Abstract Deadline | Biomolecular Horizons 2024


Application Deadline | IUBMB Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships

Application Deadline | IUBMB Tang Education Fellowships

Application Deadline | IUBMB Educational Activities

Application Deadline | IUBMB Advanced Schools

May 1

Application Deadline | The IUBMB Tatenda Murigo Distinguished Scholarship in Biochemistry

Recent News

  • Congratulations to our IUBMB Plenary Lecturers of December 2023
    Congratulations to Professor Freda Diane Miller from The University of British Columbia, BC, Canada, who will be presenting the IUBMB Plenary Lecture at the 67th Annual Canadian Society for Molecular […]
  • Congratulations to IUBMB Jubilee Award Lecturer of December 2023
    Congratulations to Professor Jillian Banfield from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, who will be presenting the IUBMB Jubilee Award Lecture at the EMBO Workshop: Recoding and the diversity […]
  • IUBMB December Newsletter | Issue 16
    Our December Newsletter highlights IUBMB activities since the summer, including awards, in person meetings that have taken place, and the upcoming congress next year Come and check out our latest […]
  • IUBMB logoThe Tatenda Murigo Scholarship
    We lost Tatenda Murigo – but we do not lose hope. As a member of IUBMB Trainee Initiative, we will never forget her dedication and energy! And to memorialize it, we have set up a fellowship! Help us […]
  • IUBMB logoCongratulations to the 2023 ENABLE awardees
    Congratulations to the 5 trainees from Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda, who have received the IUBMB MilliporeSigma ENABLE-Africa Fellowships to attend the 2nd FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE 2023 […]
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