The Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mission & Vision

The main aims of the Società Italiana di Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare (SIB) are to promote research and education in Biochemistry in Italy, to disseminate scientific results to a non-specialist public, and to pursue scientific collaborations among Italian laboratories and with foreign institutions.

Key Activities

  • SIB holds an annual National Congress. With the aim of advocating the major role of Biochemistry in modern life sciences, from 2014 the SIB National Congress is being included every two years in the biennial meeting of the Italian Federation of Life Sciences (FISV).
  • Meetings on specific topics are also held by members engaged in the six SIB thematic divisions.
  • Thanks to a grant program, SIB supports its Junior Members as visiting fellows and in attending national and international conferences.
  • Every year, two monetary prizes are awarded: to a deserving young researcher (“SIB Medal“ Award) and to an early-career stage investigator for the best publication of the year (the “Heritage Pride” Award).
  • A twice-monthly newsletter is sent to all members, for free.


The SIB was established on 28 June 1951 and joined FEBS in 1964.


SIB counts approximately 1,000 affiliated members, comprising Full, Honorary and Junior Members, the latter including members under 35 years old without a tenured position (2015). Non-residential scientists, irrespective of the country they live in, are also accepted. Companies can become corporate members.


President – Prof. Paola Chiarugi
Secretary – Prof. Mauro Maccarrone di Scienze Cliniche Applicate e Biotecnologiche
Università degli Studi dell’Aquila

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