The Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mission & Vision

The Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HSBMB) aims to promote research in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biophysics and Clinical Chemistry by forging tight links between researchers in these fields.

The Society organizes local and international scientific conferences, seminars and workshops and issues various publications. It also informs and consults the Greek government, educational and research bodies as well as, the general public on every aspect of modern biochemical research and its applications or its socioeconomic impact. The Society is governed by an Executive Board, which is elected every two years by active full members.

Key Activities

The main activity of HSBMB is centered towards:

  • The organization of the Annual HSBMB Conference and the introduction of prizes for the best oral and poster presentations
  • The provision of travel grants to active student members of HSBMB for attending the Annual conference and corresponding FEBS meetings and Courses in Greece and abroad.
  • The provision of awards to student members of the HSBMB for their participation in FEBS and IUBMB Courses organized in Greece by Greek scientists who are full members of the Society

The Annual HSBMB Conference is organized around late November – early December period, alternately in Athens and the 6 main university cities in Greece. Attendance of the Annual HSBMB Conference increases steadily and in the last few years, it has reached between 800 and 1200 registered participants.

There is particularly strong encouragement for graduate student members and post-doctoral full members of the Society to present their work (oral or poster presentations) and an abstract book is published with the proceedings of the Conference.


HSBMB was established in 1971 under its original name of Hellenic Biochemical and Biophysical Society. It changed to its current name as Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1999.

HSBMB is a constituent member of FEBS since 1976, as well as, a founding member of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB).


There are currently about 130 active full members of the society and about 220 student members (2023).

HSBMB accepts non-resident scientists as full or student members. Additionally, HSBMB appoints the title of Honorary Member to distinguished foreign researchers. For example, Francis Crick and Arthur Kornberg have become Honorary Members of our society.

Full membership of the Society is accredited only to researchers holding a doctorate degree or those who have more than three original research publications, thus ensuring a high level of scholarship.


President:        Dr. Dimitris Kletsas ([email protected])

Vice President:  Prof. Achilleas Theocharis ([email protected])

Gen. Secretary:  Dr. Vassiliki Kostourou ([email protected])

Treasurer:       Dr. Dionyssios Sgouras ([email protected])

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