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IUBMB Mission Statement

IUBMB seeks to advance the international molecular life sciences community by:

Promoting interactions across the diversity of endeavours in the molecular life sciences

Creating networks that transcend barriers of ethnicity, culture, gender and economic status

Creating pathways for young scientists to fulfil their potential

Providing evidence-based advice on public policy

Promoting the values, standards and ethics of science and the free and unhampered movement of scientists of all nations.

Friends of the IUBMB

Please register as  “Friend of the IUBMB”. You will then receive not more than one short email each month to keep you up to date about our international activities and about what the Union can offer you, such as fellowships, support for meetings, advanced schools, etc.

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News Items

Registration for the 2015 IUBMB Congress in Foz do Iguacu is now open:  The deadline for early registration (with abstract) has been extended to May 31, 2015

An Advanced School on Experimental and Bioinformatic Tools for Protein 3D-Structure Determination and Analysis, organized by IUBMB and the University of Havana-Cuban Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will be held in Varadero, Cuba, November 9-13, 2015. For more information, please contact: varadero_school_2015 [at]


A Joint IUBMB-Regional Centre for Biotechnology Advanced School was held in Manesar, Haryana, India November 24-29, 2014. A report can be found at:


A very popular Education Symposium on "Writing in Science" was held at the recent 15th IUBMB-24th FAOBMB-TSBMB Conference in Taipei (October 25th). In response to numerous requests, the two speakers, Prof. Phillip Nagley (Monash University, Australia) and Dr. AndreAna Pena (Academia Sinica, Taipei), have been kind enough to make their slides available at: under the entries 11.20.2014 and 11.21.2014  

A report on the 15th IUBMB-24th FAOBMB-TSBMB Conference can be found at:

Upcoming Meetings

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

24-28 August 2015

São Paulo, Brazil, August 19-21, 2015.

In conjunction with the 23rd IUBMB Congress & 44thAnnual SBBq meeting in Foz do Iguacu.

Berlin, Germany, July 4-9, 2015


January 24-27, 2016

Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, USA

Travel Fellowships:

May 23 - 27, 2016

Spetses Island, Greece