IUBMB Educational Activities

The IUBMB is involved in a broad range of educational matters. It organizes or sponsors workshops, usually where participants can discuss modern education and related topics. It also distributes biochemistry textbooks and review journals without charge to scientists and teachers in developing areas, and holds or sponsors symposia on education at regional biochemical meetings around the world. It also cooperates with the editors of Biochemical and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBED) in identifying timely topics for presentation at symposia and workshops.

More details can be found on the IUBMB website


Provides opportunities for the development of both biochemistry and molecular biology educational programs and educators. Guidelines and Application Forms are available on the IUBMB website.

NOTICE: Applicants to the Tang Education Fellowships should contact Janet Macaulay at janet.macaulay@monash.edu for an update on their applications.



New IUBMB-FAOBMB-CBSL Virtual Education Symposium 2021

“The ‘New Normal’ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Education”

The Virtual Education Symposium is hosted by the College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka (CBSL), supported by IUBMB and FAOBMB, and will be held on 30 July 2021.

The symposium will comprise three sections;

1) The symposium starts with a keynote and plenary sessions on “innovative and creative techniques in BMB education in the new normal”,

2) This is followed by topical discussions in separate groups in breakout sessions, to identify gaps and challenges in BMB education in the new normal, and to identify ways to move forward. Participants are encouraged to join and contribute to a topic of their choice (selection can be made during registration). A highlight of this part is the inclusion of a student group in order to identify the challenges from their point of view.

3) The final session will summarize the discussions of each group in a common forum and identify the holistic way forward in the new normal BMB education.

Please follow the link below for registration and further details, including speakers.


IUBMB Virtual Education Conference

‘Teaching Science with Big Data’ Virtual Conference

The IUBMB/American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Virtual Education Conference ‘Teaching Science with Big Data’ was held on 20–25 June 2021.  A report on this Conference will be available soon.

For a report on the Second IUBMB Education Conference held in Manila, Philippines, in November 2019, please click here.

IUBMB Education Conference: Special Issue of BAMBEd

The Proceedings of the Second IUBMB Education Conference have been published in a Special Issue of  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Volume 48, Issue 6 (November/December 2020)

All titles and abstracts of the articles in this issue can be viewed here.

Please note that individuals will need to have a suitable access to get the full text or PDF file of a desired article. For example, an institutional or personal subscription to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education will provide such access.

For a report on the First IUBMB Education Conference held in Rehovot, Israel, in September 2017, please click here.



Professor Janet Macaulay has provided the following useful links for educators in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, which are on the webpage of the ASBMB (USA).

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