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The latest news from the Biochemical Society

  Scientists honoured in Biochemical Society Awards
Eleven distinguished scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the Biochemical Society’s annual Awards. 
  Introducing our new look
We’re proud to unveil the new look for the Biochemical Society and Portland Press.
  Understanding and Harnessing Bio-Catalysis for Biofuel opens for registration

Our upcoming meeting Understanding and Harnessing Bio-Catalysis for Biofuel has opened for abstract submission and registration. Submit your abstract by 20 April 2015.

  Early Career Bursaries launched
The Biochemical Society has introduced Early Career Bursaries to help our members attend our science conferences and support their careers.
  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.


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.

  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.

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Zinc deficiency linked to activation of Hedgehog signalling pathway

Zinc deficiency - long associated with numerous diseases - can lead to activation of the Hedgehog signalling pathway, a biomolecular pathway that plays essential roles in developing organisms and in diseases, according to new research at Rensselaer Polyte

Shape-shifting molecule tricks viruses into mutating themselves to death

A new spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus’s genetic material.

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