Biochemical Society Ambassadors play an essential role in helping the Biochemical Society deliver its mission.

They are the first point of contact for the Society at their institution or organisation, where they raise the profile of the Society, promote its activities, and encourage new membership. Ambassadors help to organise local events such as student receptions, a presence at Freshers’ Fayres and sponsored seminars, using these as an opportunity to promote the benefits of Biochemical Society membership.

Ambassadors also act as a conduit for the transfer of ideas between local molecular bioscientists and the Society, and strengthen the Society’s relationships and collaborations with their organisation.

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Free Society membership

Our Ambassadors get free membership of the Biochemical Society and associated benefits for the duration of their term of engagement.

Find out more about membership

Ambassadors are asked to...

  • Promote the Biochemical Society and its activities, training events, meetings, outreach initiatives, grants and journals
  • Help recruit new Biochemical Society members at their institution or organisation
  • Consider organising a Biochemical Society sponsored seminar or event to raise its profile and recruit new members.
  • Attend, either in person or virtually, the annual Ambassadors’ Day to keep updated on the activities of the Society and provide feedback, and to network with other Ambassadors

We provide

  • A bimonthly newsletter with information and requests to support our activities, and an online resource area with a range of materials
  • Group membership discounts of 20% for 8+ student recruits
  • A grant of up to £200 per year to support an event (if funds are available) and Society literature for distribution
  • Travel and subsistence costs for Ambassadors based in the UK and Ireland to attend the Local Ambassadors' Day

There are three subgroups of Biochemical Society Ambassador, linking us to specific groups within our community:

Student Ambassadors help recruit new members from amongst their peers, through informal discussions and by giving presentations at student events.

They also act as a conduit for ideas relating to the student community at their institution and provide insight into how the Biochemical Society can support students in their careers.

View our Student Ambassadors

Industry Ambassadors help raise the profile of the Society at their organisation. They act as a conduit for ideas relating to industry researchers and provide insight into how the Biochemical Society can support careers in industry.

View our Industry Ambassadors

International Ambassadors alert the Biochemical Society to the top institutions, scientific conferences and topical science and policy developments in their region. They also establish and foster links to local biochemistry and molecular biology societies.

View our International Ambassadors
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Help deliver our mission

If you would like to become a Biochemical Society Ambassador, or have any questions about this role, please contact us for further information.

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