Mission & Vision
The mission of the Slovak Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SSBMB; Slovenská Spoločnost Pre Biochémiu A Molekulárnu Biológiu) is to support biochemistry and molecular biology research within the Slovak Republic and also in the international context, to create contacts between researchers and stimulate interest for biochemistry and molecular biology also through intensification of public relations, and to encourage and support collaboration between universities and research institutions of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
The SSBMB participates in the organization of workshops, symposia and conferences, including the young scientist symposia.
SSBMB co-organizes with the Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology every two years a common Biochemistry Congress, which takes place alternately in the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
This year, SSBMB will organize the FEBS3+ XXVIIth Biochemistry Congress 2023, September 10–13, 2023, Vysoké Tatry, Grand Hotel Bellevue, Slovakia, with the FEBS member Societies ČSBMB (Czech Republic), MBKE (Hungary) and UBS (Ukraine).
SSBMB cooperates in the organization of several competitions for young scientists in biochemistry and molecular biology.
SSBMB organized “Biochemical Days 2019” in the High Tatras in Slovakia on September 21–24, 2019. In 2022, it participated in the organization of the international conference “New Frontiers in Basic Cardiovascular Research France – New Members EU”, May 25–27, 2022 in Bratislava.
SSBMB awards the SSBMB medal for scientific contribution in biochemistry and molecular biology and for activities carried out within and for SSBMB.
The Czechoslovak Biochemical Society was founded on February 23, 1956, and Slovak biochemists and molecular biologists were members of this society.
The independent Slovak Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was formed in 1993, following division of the Czechoslovak Republic into two states on January 1, 1993 and creation of the Slovak Republic. SSBMB was at the same year accepted as a FEBS Constituent Society at the FEBS Council meeting in Stockholm in 1993.
At the present time SSBMB has two regional affiliates, in Martin and Košice.
The number of members of SSBMB is 400.
Any scientist working permanently or temporarily in Slovakia in a field related to biochemistry or molecular biology can be a member of the SSBMB. SSBMB welcomes applicants for membership from talented students (especially PhD students), postdoctoral fellows and young scientists in Slovakia, while permanent residence in Slovakia is not a condition. Scientists outside Slovakia can also apply for membership in SSBMB if their scientific activity is connected with Slovakia.