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The latest news from the Biochemical Society

  Commission urged to reject call for ban on animals in research 
The Biochemical Society is one of more than 120 organisations urging the European Commission to reject a petition calling for a ban on animals in research.

40th FEBS Congress : Abstract deadline extended 

The Biochemical Basis of Life held in Berlin, Germany from July 4–9 2015. Be sure to submit your abstract before the new deadline of 9 March 2015.


Funding available to support events at your institution

We will provide funding to assist with the cost of organising a conference at your institution. Applications must be made by 1 May 2015.


International Sponsored Places: Application now open

We are currently accepting applications for our sponsored places at meetings in Germany, Brazil and Australia. Deadlines from 9 March 2015.

  Standing on the shoulder of giantesses

A new Society-commissioned report unveils the fascinating history of women in biochemistry between 1945 and 1975. Read about it on our blog.

  Funding available for outreach activities 

We provide up to  £1000 to support scientific outreach activities. Applications must be made by 29 April 2015.

  Science Communication Competition now open

Our annual Science Communication Competition, which seeks out talented undergraduate and postgraduate science communicators, is open for entries. 

  Nature to nanotechnology: a conference on repetitive proteins

Repetitive proteins are abundant in nature, perform vital functions and have useful potential in nanotechnology. Join our upcoming conference to discuss these impressive yet less well-understood proteins.

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Activating genes on demand

A new mechanism for engineering traits governed by multiple genes will pave the way for various advances in genomics and regenerative medicine.

Plants detect bacterial endotoxin in similar way to mammals

Similar to humans and animals, plants possess an innate immune system that protects them from invading pathogens.

Read the latest issue of the Biochemist



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