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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 conferences and events
  • Bursaries to attend a Biochemical Society Focused Meeting, Training Event or Workshop of up to £300
  • Discounted registration fees for Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Biology Training Events
  • 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
  • Discounted rates on selected Biochemical Society journals - explore the range here
  • Access to careers information
  • Chance to participate in debates on science and education policy issues 
  • Monthly Members' News email
  • Invitations to member receptions and networking events
  • 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.