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.



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

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 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.

New IUBMB 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’ will be held on 20–25 June 2021. This international meeting will guide faculty on how to teach using web-based, free-access large data sets. This workshop is for faculty who would like to get started teaching science with open source big data applications. Participants are not expected to have expertise in computer programming, Jupyter Notebooks or RStudio.

Please join us to learn these valuable teaching skills. Sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for on-demand viewing.

Important dates

30 April 2021 Abstract deadline
21 May 2021 Early registration deadline
16 June 2021 Regular registration deadline



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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