The Biochemical Society exists for the advancement of the molecular and cellular biosciences, both as an academic discipline and to promote its impact on areas of science including biotechnology, agriculture, and medicine. Biochemistry helps to play a key role in tackling global issues such as improving lifelong health, treatment of disease, biotechnology and food security. We achieve our mission though our publications and journals, scientific meetings, educational activities, policy work, awards and grants to scientists and students. The Biochemical Society is the largest discipline-based learned society in the biosciences with 6600 members.

The Biochemical Society is one of four owner societies working together at Charles Darwin House to strengthen the voice of Biology and create a national hub for our subject. Our belief is that Biology is made stronger through collaboration that brings together the diverse skills, opinions and expertise of individual member Societies. This is the principle that underpins Charles Darwin House.

Strategy Retreat: A five year strategy 2013-2018

Trustees of the Biochemical Society and Board members of Portland Press Limited met with senior staff on 7-8 November 2013 to review progress since 2007, and to consider priorities for the next five years. Prior to the retreat, input had been obtained from committees and the membership at large.

This document is intended as a framework to enable the Executive Committee to determine key priorities for the next five years.