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Biochemical Society Conference Proposals


The Society offers support to a wide range of national and international events; these include residential research conferences, workshops, independently organized conferences, single lectures and small events.


Full secretariat services are provided free of charge for Focused Meetings, Harden Conferences, Workshops, Training Days and Hot Topic Events. 


Proposals are welcomed from any member of the scientific community, however please note that at least one person of the Organizing Committee should be a member of the Biochemical Society. 


This is what our scientific organizers have to say:

“Thanks very much for all of your effort leading up to and during the conference. We couldn’t have done it without you! I really liked the Focused Meeting format and could envision future meetings on other topics. I will be sure to keep you and the Biochemical Society in mind when dreaming up the next conference” (Focused Meeting 'Structural Aspects of Infectious Disease', August 2016). 


“Thanks for all your hard work making the meeting a success. Everyone I spoke to at the meeting (a) thought it was really well organised and (b) was extremely envious of the level of support the Biochemical Society offers! I think they all wish they had such a good team supporting them for the conferences that they have to arrange.” (Focused meeting 'Protein S-Palmityolation', September 2016). 

Submit your proposal


Conference proposals are welcomed for scheduling throughout the year to complement the Society's vibrant conferences programme.


Deadlines for submission of conference proposals.


Next proposal deadline: 31 October 2016. Proposals submitted by this date will be considered at the Meetings Board in December 2016.


Meeting formats

  Duration (days) Secretariat Services Financial Support Proceedings published? Promotional Assistance
Focused Meetings 2 - 3
Workshops 1 n/a
Training Events 1+ n/a
Young Life Scientists’ Symposia 1 n/a n/a
Harden Conferences 3 - 4 n/a
Hot Topic Events 1 n/a
Independent Meetings 1+ n/a £500 n/a n/a
Sponsored Events 1 n/a Up to £500  n/a n/a