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 members include university students, postdoctoral fellows, junior researchers and established professional and academic scientists. The society is governed by a council of nominated members, including two student members.

SASBMB hosts a biennial national congress featuring lectures, seminars and poster presentations from students, junior researchers and established scientists. 

HIstory of sasbmb

The need for a Society for biochemists from all over South Africa, was recognised in the late 1960’s. This need found its first clear expression when a large number of biochemists met in Pretoria, together with chemists and medical scientists, for a Symposium on the Chemistry and Biology of Macromolecules during April 1970.

SASBMB Council

View the current members of our council

SASBMB Medal winners

SASBMB has regularly sought to recognize consistent, outstanding achievements and contributions by its members. 

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