The Biochemical Society

Advancing Molecular Bioscience

Mission & Vision

The Biochemical Society promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges.

We achieve this by bringing together molecular bioscientists, supporting the next generation of biochemists, promoting and sharing knowledge, and promoting the importance of our discipline.

The benefits of membership provide support and information for you during your career.
Key member benefits include: access to grants and bursaries, reduced registration fees at Biochemical Society conferences, training events and workshops.


The Biochemical Society was founded in 1911 and was one of the founding societies of FEBS in 1964.


The Biochemical Society welcomes members from across the world and from all fields of life sciences, with approximately 17% of members from outside of the UK.  You can join at any time of the year.

  • Full membership is for those that have obtained a postgraduate qualification more than 10 years ago. The Society welcomes participants from all over the world, from all fields of life sciences and from all professions associated with life sciences. Note: if you graduated less than 10 years ago, you qualify for Early Career Membership.
  • Early Career membership: for those who have gained a postgraduate degree in the life sciences within the last 10 years.
  • Associate membership: open to people with a background in molecular bioscience now working in related professions. These may include science teaching, science management/administration, science editing/writing, scientific sales, scientific outreach and other similar careers. Scientists taking a break from their career may also join in this category.
  • Postgraduate membership: open to anyone who has gained their first degree and who is studying for a postgraduate qualification (PhD or MSc) in the molecular biosciences.
  • Undergraduate membership: open to anyone studying for a first degree in a subject related to the molecular biosciences and who is aged 18 years or over.