Congratulations to our IUBMB Fellows of October 2023

CONGRATULATIONS to our latest Wood Whelan Fellows from Argentina, Australia, Pakistan, and Ukraine, who have received fellowships to travel to a lab in a different country for 4 months. We wish them much success in their research!

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IUBMB Journal Highlights | March 2024

BioFactors - 2024 - - Issue Information ‐ Cover_March 2024

Volume 50, Issue 1
High-fat diet induced obesity promotes inflammation, oxidative stress, and hepatotoxicity in female FVB/N mice

Malvin Ofosu-Boateng, Fathima Shaik, Sora Choi, Frederick A. Ekuban, Lidya H. Gebreyesus, Elizabeth Twum, Daniel O. Nnamani, Susan T. Yeyeodu, Nour Yakak, Daniel M. Collier, Maxwell A. Gyamfi  

Deciphering the role of Zn2+-binding histidines from TIA-1 on the assembly and dynamics of stress granules

Laura Corrales-Guerrero, Irene Díaz-Moreno


Volume 52, Volume 1
CUR(E)ating a new approach to study fungal effectors and enhance undergraduate education through authentic research

Gengtan Li, Mai McWilliams, Matheus Rodrigues, Benjamin Mearkle, Nader Jaafar, Vivek Golla, Houlin Yu, He Yang, Dilay Hazal Ayhan, Kelly Allen, Domingo Martínez-Soto, Amy Springer, Li-Jun Ma

Aspects of Molecular Medicine

Aspects of Molecular Medicine publishes open access research articles and short reviews on the molecular and cellular basis of disease.
The open access article publishing charge (APC) will be waived for all articles submitted by December 31, 2024.

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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 Biosciences (CSMB) Meeting, in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, from May 6 – 8, 2024 on “Understanding mammalian tissue repair and regeneration at the single cell level”.


Congratulations to Professor Johannes Herrmann from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, who will be presenting the IUBMB Plenary Lecture at the EMBO | FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: Membranes, Lipids and Proteins in Organelle Biogenesis, in Polokwane, ZA from May 26 – June 1, 2024 on “Distinct types of intramitochondrial protein aggregates protect mitochondria against proteotoxic stress”.


Congratulations to Professor Kiaran Kirk from the Australian National University, Australia, who will be presenting the IUBMB Plenary Lecture at the 2024 Congress of the South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in Polokwane, ZA from July 7 – 10, 2024 on “Humanity’s ongoing battle with infectious disease: Malaria as a case study”.


Congratulations to Professor Dr. Thomas Langer from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany, who will be presenting the IUBMB Plenary Lecture at the XLVII Annual Meeting of the Chilean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2024: Celebrating 50 years of our society in La Serena, Región de Coquimbo, Chile from September 30 – October 4, 2024, on “Proteolytic control of mitochondria in ageing and disease”.


Congratulations to Professor Raphael H. Valdivia from Duke University, USA, who will be presenting the IUBMB Plenary Lecture at the 60th Annual Congress of SAIB (Argentine Society for Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) in Córdoba, Argentina, from October 5-8, 2024 on “Friend or foe? Akkermansia muciniphila a commensal bacterium and a next generation probiotic”. .

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 of genetic decoding in Bantry, Ireland, from May 13 – 18, 2024, on “Alternative genetic coding in phages in human microbiomes”. She is honored for her groundbreaking work on genetic recoding in bacteriophages.


Congratulations to Professor Tom Rapoport from Harvard Medical School/HHMI, USA, who will be presenting the IUBMB Jubilee Award Lecture at the EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course: Membranes, Lipids and Proteins in Organelle Biogenesis in Spetses, Greece, from May 26 – June 1, 2024, on “Mechanism of protein import into peroxisomes”.

The 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 to set a sign for science in Africa right here.

Tatenda Murigo, wasn’t just a biochemistry undergraduate from Zimbabwe. She embodied hope for the African scientific community. 

A 23 year old girl who had a dream, a meaningful one. Changing the research landscape in Africa. She believed that science could deliver solutions for economic but also pressing societal problems.

As a science communicator, she faced many struggles because science in Africa is neither deeply appreciated by politicians nor the public —Missing funding and delayed access to crucial reagents hinder research. Despite this, Tatenda remained determined to bring change.

Tatenda also became a member of the IUBMB Trainee Initiative to further empower young African students because the IUBMB has been supporting scientific communities in developing countries for quite some time.

With combined forces, it seemed as if everything could be mastered.

But then, in July, we had to live through a dark day.

Tragically, her journey was cut short by a fatal car accident, leaving an irreplaceable void.

A void, but not an end. We keep on, for her.

According to her mantra: “Don’t be afraid to do anything – nothing is impossible”, we came up with a new idea – the Tatenda Murigo Fellowship.

In honor of Tatenda, this fellowship would be awarded to an outstanding female Biochemistry student in Zimbabwe. Covering tuition, accommodation, and the reagents African students often have to finance themselves. This gives someone the chance to do the same honors degree Tatenda was in.

And now, we say it out loud, we need your help!

Whether it is enough to provide lunch or to fund an entire set of reagents, your support makes a difference.

It is a symbol.

Tatenda left a legacy, she embodied the ethos of scientific pursuit—to make the world a better place. 

We are here together, to unravel truths, and to embrace the global community of scientists, to connect as a big family.

Congratulations 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 Conference on THE EMERGING CHALLENGE: Environmental impacts on human health in Cologne, Germany. We wish them much success!


IUBMB Journal Highlights | November 2023

Molecular Aspects of Medicine

Molecular Aspects of Medicine

Volume 94 (December 2023) 101220
Understanding the complex genetics and molecular mechanisms underlying glaucoma

Weiwei Wang , Huaizhou Wang  

Volume 94 (December 2023) 101215
The changing epidemiology of fungal infections

Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Stephan Steixner

Aspects of Molecular Medicine

Aspects of Molecular Medicine LOW RES for overprint placement

Volume 2 (December 2023) 100023
Biomarkers in acute myeloid leukemia: From state of the art in risk classification to future challenges of RNA editing as disease predictor and therapy target

Alberto Quattrocchi a 1, Luca Vincenzo Cappelli b 1
Giovanna De Simone c, Elisabetta De Marinis a, Martina Gentile a, Tecla Gasperi c, Alessandro Pulsoni b d
Paolo Ascenzi c e, Clara Nervi a

Aspects of Molecular Medicine welcomes new research articles and short reviews on the molecular and cellular basis of disease. Submit your paper by 30 September 2024 and the open access publication fee will be waived.

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Congratulations to Michael Healy

Congratulations to Michael Healy from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland, Australia, recipient of the IUBMB Whelan Young Investigator Award for his outstanding contributions to understanding the molecular function of the Commander endosomal trafficking and signalling protein complex.