Lectures sponsored by the IUBMB
At IUBMB Congresses several endowed Lectures (named after Chester Beatty, Osamu Hayaishi, Feodor Lynen, Severo Ochoa, E.C. (Bill) Slater, Ed Wood and Kunio Yagi) feature prominently in the program.
The IUBMB Life Lecture was inaugurated in 2006, the year following the 50th anniversary of the constitutive assembly of the forerunner of IUBMB, the International Union of Biochemistry (IUB) held in London in January 1955.
IUBMB Lectures and IUBMB Jubilee Lectures are intended as Plenary Lectures at scientific meetings, in particular of the smaller Adhering Bodies or Associate Adhering Bodies for which the budget would normally allow only for local speakers.
The IUBMB Medal
The inscription “Standing on the shoulders of a giant, he has seen farther”, inspired by a similar one of Isaac Newton, is meant to honor exceptionally successful scientists in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology.
During the recent Miami 2012 Winter Symposium “Nanotechnology in Biomedicine” held from 26 to 29 February 2012 in Miami, FL, USA, the IUBMB Jubilee Lecture, sponsored by the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology entitled Nanocomposite design of advanced biomaterials” was given by Jackie Ying from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
After lecture, the President of IUBMB Angelo Azzi (left) has presented the Jubilee Lecturer with the IUBMB Medal.