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Postgraduate Membership is open to anyone who has gained their first degree and is studying for a postgraduate qualification (PhD or MSc) in the molecular biosciences. The Society welcomes members from all over the world and from all fields and professions associated with molecular bioscience. You can join at any time of the year.

Note: upon graduation, members should renew in the Early Career Member category.

Postgraduate Membership offers you:


  • Significantly discounted registration fees for Biochemical Society events
  • Bursaries to attend Biochemical Society events of up to £300
  • Discounted registration fees for Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Biology training workshops and courses
  • Access to a range of grants to support your research and travel as well as sponsorship of events
  • Up to £750 to help with the costs of attending a conference, training course or lab visit in the UK or internationally
  • Automatic membership of The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and access to FEBS Fellowships
  • Opportunity to propose a Young Life Scientist conference
  • Personal online access to Biochemical Journal and Biochemical Society Transactions
  • Access to careers information
  • Opportunities to feed into the Society's policy activities through our Policy Network
  • Opportunities to volunteer at public engagement and careers events
  • Monthly Members' News email
  • Invitations to member receptions and networking events, as well as opportunities to apply for Biochemical Society priority places at external policy events, such as Sense About Science: Voice of the Future
  • Get involved and become a Student Ambassador
  • 50% discount on first two years membership subscription of the Royal Society of Biology  

Questions? Contact the membership team:

+44 (0)20 7685 2444

Applicants who reside in a low income country are entitled to a 50% discount on their membership fee.