The Finnish Biochemical, Biophysics and Microbiology Society

Mission & Vision

The purpose of Societas Biochemica, Biophysica et Microbiologica Fenniae (Biobio Society) is to support and promote experimental biological research in Finland and to act as a link between persons working in fields of biological research.

In addition, the society aims to inform the general public about the research and to help make the results useful to society. Biobio Society has eight divisions: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Virology, Food Science, Plant Molecular Biology, Peptide and Proteomics Divisions, and two local divisions in Turku and Oulu.

Key Activities

  • Biennial Bioscience day, which is a one-day lecture symposium
  • Activities of the society’s divisions, which organise meetings or events with lectures, exhibitions, communiqués and discussions


Biobio Society was established in 1946 and became a member of FEBS in 1964.


Biobio Society has approximately 500 members (2022), and only accepts scientsts living in Finland as members.


Ruusu-Maaria Merivirta (Secretary)
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

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