Symposia and Interest Groups
Distinguished Service Award
for the IUBMB Jubilee Lectures
IUBMB Jubilee Lectures are being established to commemorate the 50th anniversary
of the First International Congress of Biochemistry that was held in Cambridge
England in 1949 and at which the initial steps were taken that led to the
formation of IUB (IUBMB, since 1991).
IUBMB Jubilee Lectures (a maximum of 4 per year) are intended as Plenary
Lectures that significantly enhance the quality of an ongoing scientific
meeting, symposium, annual national scientific meeting, or educational meeting,
and in particular, of symposia or annual scientific meetings of the smaller
Adhering or Associate Adhering Bodies where the budget would normally allow only
for local (national) and a small number of speakers from the region.
Jubilee Lecture shall:
awarded when the symposium or activity, as indicated above, is not dependent
on the award to become viable but the budget allows for at most, local and
a Lecturer from outside the regional organization area of the host country,
someone whom the symposium budget could not accommodate.
Shall consist of airfare. Where appropriate some funds to support
accommodation can also be provided but the host organisation will offer free
registration and is expected to contribute to local expenses. The IUBMB will
not pay an honorarium. Reimbursements use the policy applicable to Plenary
Lecturers at Congresses and Conferences and are to be made in consultation
with the IUBMB Treasurer.
awarded only when the host organization is not already in receipt of IUBMB
funds for support of the meeting and on the undertaking that no additional
application for funds will be made to the IUBMB.
awarded within 2 months of receipt of an application made to the President
Elect, the application to be submitted at least 12 months before the meeting
and accompanied by sufficient information about the meeting to show that it
is a worthwhile undertaking.
invited speaker shall be named the IUBMB Jubilee Lecturer and designated as such
in all announcements and programs, make a brief acknowledgement of the IUBMB and
the lectureship at the beginning of his/her presentation, and render a report to
the President Elect on the experience.
naming the intended Jubilee Lecturer and an alternate, and with full details of
the meeting, shall be sent to the President Elect. The application will be evaluated by the Officers of the
13 March 2000