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The Society exists to promote excellence in research and education in the field of molecular bioscience and wider life sciences. The benefits of membership provide support and information for you during your career in the science community. You can join at any time of the year and at any stage of your career.


New members receive 5% discount on membership fees when paying by Direct Debit.  Join online now!

Membership can offer you:


  • Access to a range of grants and bursaries 

  • Involvement in education and engagement in policy issues

  • Reduced registration rates at Biochemical Society events, including conferences, training days and workshops

  • Automatic membership of FEBS and access to FEBS Fellowships for pre-and post-doctoral bioscientists, to facilitate research, training and mobility. Members also have access to Youth Travel Fund grants through their FEBS membership

  • Personal online access to the Biochemical Journal and Biochemical Society Transactions

  • Access to careers support 

  • Discount on article processing fees for Gold Open Access in our journals

  • The Biochemist magazine

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefit                                    Full
Early Career
 The Biochemist magazine                      ✓  
 Automatic Membership of FEBS when you join  


 Access to grants and bursaries    

 General Travel Grants      ✓      
 Student Bursaries            
 Early Career Bursaries    ✓         
 Full Member Bursaries  ✓           
 International sponsored places              
 Harden Bursaries    ✓   ✓        
 Summer Vacation Studentships  ✓  ✓          
 Eric Reid Fund for Methodology ✓    ✓      ✓    
 Visiting Fellowships  ✓    ✓    ✓      ✓    
 Scientific Outreach Grants (non-members can apply)        
 Events Sponsorship Grants            
 Independent Meeting Fund            
 Student Society Grants            
 Diversity in Science Grants (non-members can apply)                  
 Undergraduate Recognition Awards               
 Discount on all registration fees at Biochemical Society  conferences and events   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓   ✓ 
 Personal online access to the Biochemical Journal and Biochemical Society Transactions ✓   ✓    ✓  ✓   ✓    ✓ 
 Discounts on article processing fees for Gold Open Access for Portland Press journals*            
 Access to careers advice            
 Opportunity to propose a Young Life Scientist Conference            
25% discount on Portland Press books and   ✓   ✓         ✓    
Discounted rates on selected Portland Press journals  ✓     ✓      ✓ 
 ✓    ✓  
 Monthly Members’ News email for the latest events and opportunities                  
 Invitations to member receptions and networking events            
 Invitation to the annual Emeritus Members’ Luncheon            
 Participate in debates on policy, professional and educational issues            

*Corresponding author must have been a Full Member or Early Career Member for 2 years

Contact Us

Contact the membership team:  membership@biochemistry.org    

+44 (0)20 7685 2444