Founded in 1911, we’ve been at the forefront of advancing molecular bioscience for over 100 years, promoting its importance as a discipline, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise, and supporting molecular bioscientists across all career stages.

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Central to our activities and resources is the importance of representing the needs of the molecular bioscience community, which we aim to do through our committees, boards, panels, and ambassadorial schemes. Find out more about our governance and how you can support our work.

We're committed to placing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at the heart of what we do. Our EDI Advisory Panel works to support a diverse and representative community, helping to ensure our activities are open, transparent, and available to all.

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We champion the molecular biosciences by identifying and acting on key policy issues, ensuring the views of our community are channelled to the appropriate policymakers. Informed by our Policy Advisory Panel, Policy Network, and members, find out more about our science policy initiatives.

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Our Early Career Advisory Panel helps us effectively support the needs of bioscientists in the early stages of their careers. Explore resources and opportunities designed to support career development for this vital group.

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Working alongside our Industry Advisory Panel, we support molecular bioscientists across all sectors and aim to provide platforms for collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange between industry and academia.

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Biochemical Society Ambassadors are crucial to supporting the strategic aims of our work, promoting the molecular biosciences and building engagement with and across our community. Find out more about our ambassadorial schemes and the benefits of representing our work.

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Formed of specialists working across the breadth of the molecular biosciences, our committees help drive the strategic direction of our activities. Find out more about their make up and how they help us support the needs of our community. 

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Fundamental to the formation of our Events programme, our Research Areas and Theme Panels are responsible for generating conference ideas, considering event proposals from within their field of expertise, and highlighting burgeoning areas of research to our Conferences Committee. Find out more about contributing to our programme.

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