Members of IUBMB
Congresses and Conferences
Interest Group Workshops
Young Scientists Program
Journals of IUBMB
Standards for the Ph.D. degree
Report HUPO-IUBMB 2018
Annual Report 1999/00
A Historical Capsule
Restrictions of Sponsorship
THE MISSION OF THE IUBMB
The Mission of the IUBMB is to foster and support the growth and advancement of
biochemistry and molecular biology as the foundation from which the biomolecular sciences
derive their basic ideas and techniques in the service of mankind. This it does throughout
the world with particular concern for areas where biochemistry is less well developed, by
promoting international cooperation and high standards in research, discussion,
application and publication, and through international standardization of methods,
nomenclature and symbols, in biochemistry and molecular biology. The IUBMB promotes the
norms, values, standards and ethics of science and the free and unhampered movement of
scientists of all nations interested in participation in activities related to
biochemistry and molecular biology.
This the IUBMB will accomplish by:
- Serving as a scientific, international, non-governmental body in objectively addressing
global issues that involve the sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology. Where
appropriate, the IUBMB will represent these interests in governmental and non-governmental
- Contributing to the advancement of research in biochemistry and molecular biology
throughout the world.
- Promoting the service of biochemistry and molecular biology to society.
- Facilitating the development of effective channels of communication in the international
community of biochemists and molecular biologists.
- Assisting the biotechnology industry in its contributions to sustainable development,
wealth creation and improvement of the quality of life.
- Utilizing its global perspective to contribute toward the enhancement of education in
biochemistry and molecular biology and to advance the public understanding of these
disciplines and the scientific method.
- Making special efforts to encourage the career development of young biochemists and
- Broadening the geographical base of the Union and ensuring that its human capital is
drawn from all segments of the world community of biochemists and molecular biologists.
- Encouraging worldwide dissemination of information about the activities of the Union.
- Assuring sound management of its resources to provide maximum value for the funds
invested in the Union.
EC Meeting, SFO, 13-15 May, 1999