The IUBMB is involved in a broad range of educational matters. It organizes or sponsors workshops, usually where participants can discuss modern education and related topics. It also distributes biochemistry textbooks and review journals without charge to scientists and teachers in developing areas and holds or sponsors symposia on education at regional biochemical meetings around the world. It also cooperates with the editors of Biochemical Education (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education) in identifying timely topics for presentation at symposia and workshops.
Educational Policy Statement
Enhancing pedagogy and discipline-based knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology through international collaboration.
The IUBMB is committed to improving education in biochemistry and molecular biology at all levels. The IUBMB Committee on Education provides sponsorship for a range of activities which contribute to this goal. The Committee considers applications from all IUBMB Adhering Bodies and Associated Adhering Bodies. When an activity is to take place at a meeting of one of the Regional Organizations (FAOBMB, FASBMB, PABMB, FEBS) it is often appropriate for the application to be made through that organization.
In addition to funding activities which are organized through these organizations, the Education Committee takes a lead in organizing specific IUBMB Education Workshops around themes which are seen to be of strategic importance for B&MB education. Prior advice about these initiatives and their outcomes will be widely disseminated through this website.