Giulia Faravelli

Postdoc, University of Pavia

'FEBS Communications' posts general items from the FEBS Network Team as well as news on FEBS events and other activities.

The Austrian Society for Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) is the largest Austrian association of scientists, students and companies active in molecular life sciences, biotechnology and related fields. The society represents the above-mentioned disciplines in their entire spectrum, from basic and application-oriented research to the implementation of research results. Therefore the ÖGMBT has a dense network of members with representatives from academia, industry and related fields. In view of the great importance of the life sciences for Austria as a science and business location, the ÖGMBT sees itself as a major shaping force in the Austrian research landscape.
With about 5200 members from institutes of higher education, research centers and industry the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) is the leading body of bioscience experts in Germany. Steeped in tradition the GBM can look back on a long history reaching back to the nineteenth century. Its work focuses on one of the most dynamic and promising research fields of our time: the molecular biosciences in all of its manifestations like biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular medicine. The GBM hosts scientific meetings and conferences including the annual Mosbacher Kolloquium, the biennial GBM Fall Meeting and the GBM study group conferences. It supports students and the next generation of scientists, confers awards and honors, and takes part in trade fairs and conferences. The GBM represents the interests of all who work and research in the dynamic and promising disciplines combining chemistry, medicine, and biology – from first year students to heads of institutes, from junior scientists to Nobel Prize winners – and promotes research and teaching, the implementation of scientific findings in biotechnology and medicine, and their publication. The international GBM meetings are a platform for sharing information on the latest developments in molecular biosciences with leading experts on the represented sectors. The network of contacts extends to all German universities and a large number of major research centers.
The Biochemical Society and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Portland Press, work to support innovation and the advancement of the molecular biosciences. This is achieved through the circulation of knowledge and the sharing of ideas and research across the scientific community for the benefit of society at large. Key member benefits include: access to grants and bursaries, reduced registration fees at Biochemical Society conferences, training events and workshops, and personal online access to the Biochemical Journal and Biochemical Society Transactions.
LS2 (Life Sciences Switzerland), formerly USGEB, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing biological sciences within Swiss Academic Community, and to addressing the social and ethical issues raised by the rapid progress of life sciences.

The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM) was founded in 1963, currently has more than 3370 members and is the main scientific society that coordinates activities in Spain related to the extensive field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. SEBBM protector members: Bio-Rad, Eppendorf, Fisher Scientific, Control Técnica, Waldner, Merck, ASEBIO and Promega.

The Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HDBMB) is a non-profit scientific and professional organisation gathering experts interested in biochemistry and molecular biology and other related sciences within the frame of research, education, and application.
All Cypriots with a University degree in the Biological Sciences can join our Society as full members. In addition foreign biomedical scientists resident in Cyprus can join our society as associate members.
The Hungarian Biochemical Society (HBS) is one of the eight founding members of FEBS. The aim of HBS is to support the work of Hungarian biochemists, molecular biologists and biotechnologists to increase the quality of research and education in molecular life sciences in the frame of universities and research centers of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From the beginnings, HBS hosts regular meetings, methodological presentations and workshops, including three FEBS3+ conferences jointly organized with the Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian Societies. These provide the first opportunities for young researchers to present and critically discuss their results and to establish new professional relationships. HBS publishes the quarterly journal “Biokémia” including news and events of the Society, international scientific social issues, historical reviews and scientific publications. For over five decades, HBS significantly contributed to the work of FEBS committees and the editorial offices of its Journals and organized the 9th and 20th FEBS Meetings (1974, 1990) and the 30th FEBS Congress-9th IUBMB Conference (2015) in Budapest.
The Society was founded by Professor Maurice Nicloux on March 14, 1914 at the College de France in Paris. The Society gathers people with expertise in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Structural Biology, Integrative Biology.
The study of the molecular basis of life is a rapidly developing and multidisciplinary field of research. The Netherlands Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NVBMB) was established in 1927 and currently lists about 1200 members. The society represents students and professionals working in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology and its members are from universities, institutes and industry. The society aims to stimulate the field of biochemistry and molecular biology at a high professional level. It promotes co-operation and acts as a forum to share know-how and expertise. The main instruments of the society are symposia, lectures, prizes and travel grants. The NVBMB is one of the largest sections of the KNCV, the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society.
Giulia Ambrosini

PhD student, University of Verona


Junior section, German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

SIB - Junior Section

Società Italiana di Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare, SIB


Young Life Scientists Austria, ÖGMBT-YLSA

Gabriella Tedeschi

Professor, University of Milano