IUBMB Lectures and Awards

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 named lectures are intended as Plenary Lectures for Scientific meetings, in particular of the smaller Adhering Bodies or Associate Adhering Bodies for which the budget would normally allow only for local speakers.


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Plenary Lectures

View the guidelines for IUBMB Plenary Lectures at Regional Organization Meetings

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Jubilee Lectures

The IUBMB Jubilee Lectures are intended as Plenary Lectures and are recognized for their outstanding contributions to their field

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Whelan Young Investigator Award

Award Lecture at the Triannual Congress in honor of William “Bill” J. Whelan

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Distinguished Service Award

A special recognition to biochemists and molecular biologists who have made a major contribution to activities of the IUBMB

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Ed Wood Lecture and Award

The IUBMB Ed Wood Lecture was established to honour the life and work of Edward John Wood (1941-2008)

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