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Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SASBMB council has taken the decision to further postpone the upcoming congress to 23-26 January 2022. The reasoning behind the decision is that postponement to July 2021 would have required a virtual format for the congress. Council felt that a virtual event would have limited opportunities for critical informal contacts or conversations to foster collaborations or for postgraduate students to approach prospective supervisors. With the recent announcements of highly effective vaccines and scheduling the congress in the middle of summer 2021/2022, at least a partial resumption of the traditional face to face meeting will hopefully be possible. Nominations for the SASBMB Gold and Silver medal awards still stand. By contrast, all student travel bursaries will be re-advertised in 2021 as some applicants will have moved on in the intervening period. Payments for the original 2020 congress will be carried over to the 2022 congress fees or will be refunded.
SASBMB hosts a biennial national congress featuring lectures, seminars and poster presentations from students, junior researchers and established scientists.
SASBMB is a society of South African scientists involved in biochemistry and molecular biology research. The society aims to promote the development and understanding of this research in South Africa and to facilitate communication among scientists.
SASBMB Medal winners
SASBMB has regularly sought to recognize consistent, outstanding achievements and contributions by its members.
News and achievements by SASBMB members