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The Biochemical Society aims to inspire and engage young people in the molecular biosciences. We do this by delivering a diverse program of events and activities; from school science websites, outreach events, studentship grants, conferences for teachers, disseminating careers information and scientific training for PhD students and early career researchers. Read on to find out more about what we offer.

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Download our new biochemistry resource for post-16 students, teachers and undergraduates

Understanding Biochemistry is a new series developed by the Biochemical Society and published as part of the journal Essays in Biochemistry. The resource is open access, so freely available to download. The first volume looks at enzymes and biological membranes.


School students


We support education from 15 years upwards. Find out what biochemistry is, what qualifications and work experience you may need to pursue biochemistry as a career, read career profiles of biochemists and find out which universities offer biochemistry courses. We also have our Biochemistry: the career guide booklets specifically for 16-18 year olds.

Tips on how to choose a career in biochemistry, where to find internships and post-graduate courses, advice on applying for jobs and you can also read our booklets Next Steps and Biochemists in Industry.




Here you can find teaching resources, including the Understanding Biochemistry issues of Essays in Biochemistry, information on school membership to the Society, our Biochemistry: the career guide booklets and information about having a scientist speak to students in your school.



Public Engagement


Find out more abut the Society's public engagement activities and events. See our hands-on activities, including information on the 21st Century Biochallenges kitpublic engagement kits containing 10 activities and printed resources. We are looking for volunteers for The Hungry Games in 2016; see the opportunities available here.


Contact the Education Team

Head of Education and Training: Hannah Russell, MA (Oxf) PGCE
Education and Public Engagement Officer: Rachel Burnett, BSc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7685 2451