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The Society is committed to bringing together molecular bioscientists, supporting our members across the community including those working in the industrial, biotechnology and academic drug discovery sectors, providing a platform for collaboration, facilitating innovation and supporting links between academia and industry.  

Get involved:

Join the Biochemical Society today 

Be part of our international network of molecular bioscientists and support the future of the molecular bioscience community. Access a range of grants and bursaries to support your travel and research. Plus, receive up to £100 discount on registration fees at our conferences and events.

Become a Society Local Ambassador for your organization 

Local Ambassadors are the first point of contact for the Society at their company and you can make sure the interests of your colleagues and sector are heard at the Society. 

Shape the future of the Society

Influence our initiatives, including those for molecular bioscientists working in industry, by joining one of the Society’s committees or Theme Panels.

Write for The Biochemist

Contribute to ensuring that the Society’s magazine continues to be the best way to keep up with news and views on issues of relevance to the whole molecular bioscience community and enhance your profile by writing an article, suggesting candidates for interview, or why not write for the Society’s blog?

Attend our Training Events 

Our training events allow participants to gain hands-on experience in key areas of molecular bioscience, and provide the opportunity to ask questions and discuss problems with experts across industry and academia.  If you’ve got an idea for training event we would love to hear from you.


Promote your molecular bioscience jobs quickly and easily with our new Job Board.
You can advertise permanent or temporary roles for early career or established professionals, including PhD studentships. 

Make a nomination for the Industry and Academic Collaboration Award 

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who has made an inspirational contribution to the biosciences and to industry–academia interactions. 

Sign-up for Portland Press journal alerts

Portland Press, the knowledge hub for life sciences, is wholly-owned by the Biochemical Society and is dedicated to promoting and sharing internationally-recognized quality life science research. Sign up for contents alerts, or contact us to discuss subscriptions, reprints purchase and Open Access publishing options.  

Get involved with our policy work 

Be part of addressing key policy issues and identifying priority areas for the molecular bioscience community in industry and commerce. A current area of focus for us is the changing drug discovery landscape, working collaboratively as part of the cross-learned Society collective Drug Discovery Pathways Group.

Looking into starting a career in industry? Check out our Biochemists In Industry career guide.



We also value the contribution our industry partners make to help deliver our mission of supporting and promoting biochemistry and molecular biology. A great way to raise your visibility amongst this key audience is to sponsor or support some of our activities:

Sponsorship opportunities

We invite sponsors to support our portfolio of scientific events and awards. Some of our sponsors include AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Unilever. Contact us to find out more.

Supporting teacher placement schemes through the STEM Insight Programme

The Biochemical Society is delighted to be working in partnership with the National STEM Learning Centre and Network to offer teachers placements in industry. STEM Insight offers teachers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in modern biotechnology and university settings.



Launching Soon – Professional Registration

We intend to support scientists and those working in technical roles through the introduction of Professional Registration for members through the Science Council and the Royal Society of Biology. Professional registration demonstrates that you are committed to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing your competence.

Sign up here for the latest updates on Professional Registration.