Mission & Vision
The mission of the Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ČSBMB) is to promote, encourage and support biochemistry and molecular biology within the Czech Republic and also in the international context.
- The ČSBMB organises general meetings every second year (together with the Slovak Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and a number of symposia and conferences, including the young scientist symposia.
- The ČSBMB publishes and distributes the Bulletin 2-4 times a year to keep members informed.
- The ČSBMB confers the J.V.Kostir Prize (with BioTech) for scientific contribution in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and the Arnold Beckman Prize (with Immunotech) for the best scientific publication in the three following directions of bioscience: in genomics, genetics and nucleic acid analysis, in proteomics, and in cell biology and immunology.
- The ČSBMB hosted the FEBS Congress in Prague in 2009.
The ČSBMB was founded on February 23, 1956 as the Czechoslovak Biochemical Society. Since 1953 it existed as the Biochemical Section of the Czechoslovak Physiological Society.
Since the Czechoslovak Republic was divided into two states on January 1, 1993, the same year the society followed suit and the Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Slovak Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology were formed, with both accepted as FEBS members at the FEBS Council meeting in Stockholm in 1993.
The ČSBMB was among the 17 adhering societies that created FEBS on January 1, 1964.
The number of members of ČSBMB is 580.
ČSBMB accepts non-resident scientists as members. At the moment we have 30 members who are not Czech residents.