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The latest news from the Biochemical Society


40th FEBS Congress : Abstract deadline approaching

The Biochemical Basis of Life held in Berlin, Germany from July 4–9 2015. Be sure to submit your abstract before the deadline of 2 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 acception applications for our sponsored places at the FEBS congress in Germany, the IUBMB/SBBq Congress in Brazil and ComBio 2015 in Australia. Deadlines from 2 March.

  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.

  Early bird discounts for upcoming bioscience education workshop

Enhancing Molecular Bioscience Education is an upcoming workshop to share novel ideas and approaches among bioscience educators.

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Sizing up cells: study finds possible regulator of growth

Modern biology has attained deep knowledge of how cells work, but the mechanisms by which cellular structures assemble and grow to the right size largely remain a mystery. Now, Princeton University researchers may have found the key in the nucleolus.

New views of enzyme structures offer insights into metabolism of cholesterol and other lipids

With the aid of X-ray crystallography, researchers at the University of Michigan have revealed the structures of two closely related enzymes that play essential roles in the body’s ability to metabolize excess lipids, including cholesterol.

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