International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Abbreviation IUBMB
Formation 1955
Region served
Official language
Joan J. Guinovart
Parent organization
International Council for Science
Website IUBMB official website

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) is an international non-governmental organisation concerned with biochemistry and molecular biology. Formed in 1955 as the International Union of Biochemistry, the union has presently 77 member countries (as of 2008).[1]

IUBMB organizes a triennial Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and sponsors more frequent conferences, symposia, educational activities and lectures.

It publishes standards on biochemical nomenclature, including enzyme nomenclature, in some cases jointly with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

IUBMB has instituted the Wood Whelan Research fellowship scheme for budding researchers. It is considered as a prestigious award for doctoral students. Candidates are selected based on a competitive project proposal and reference letters. The award scheme provides opportunity to work on a specified project in a different laboratory in a foreign country.

It is associated with the journals Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (formerly Biochemical Education), BioEssays, BioFactors, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, IUBMB Life, Molecular Aspects of Medicine and Trends in Biochemical Sciences.

Presidents [2]
Nr. Term President From
18. 2015-... Joan J. Guinovart  Spain
17. 2012-2015 G. Petsko  United States
16. 2007-2012 A. Azzi   Switzerland &  United States
15. 2006 G. Kenyon  United States
14. 2003-2006 M. Osborn  Germany
13. 2000-2003 B.F.C Clark  Denmark
12. 1997-2000 W.J. Whelan  United States
11. 1994-97 K. Yagi  Japan
10. 1991-94 H.L. Kornberg  United Kingdom
9. 1988-91 E.C. Slater  Netherlands
8. 1985-88 M. Grunberg-Manago  France
7. 1979-85 H.G. Wood  United States
6. 1979 F. Lynen  Germany
5. 1976-79 A.A. Bayev  Russia
4. 1973-76 O. Hayaishi  Japan
3. 1967-73 A.H.T. Theorell  Sweden
2. 1961-67 S. Ochoa  United States
1. 1955-61 M. Florkin  Belgium

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About IUBMB. Retrieved 01 Mai 2015.
  2. ^ IUBMB Previous Officers. Retrieved 2/12/2015.

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