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The Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HDBMB) is a non-profit scientific and professional organization gathering experts interested in biochemistry and molecular biology and other related sciences within the areas of research, education and application.  

The first association of Croatian biochemists was established in 1957 as the Section of Biochemistry within the Croatian Chemical Society. In 1976, the Section was renamed as the Croatian Biochemical Society. The Society acted under that name until 2003, when it was changed to the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  

The main purpose of the Society is to promote and develop research and education in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology through the organization of scientific meetings, workshops and seminars, promotion of basic research, support of science education at all levels, and facilitation of contacts between Croatian molecular life scientists and colleagues from abroad. Also, the Society is focused on the promotion of molecular life sciences among the general public and improvement of communication with all relevant public institutions, as well as on raising awareness about the ethical, legal and social issues.  

With the purpose of promoting the most exceptional scientific and social activities of the Society's members, the HDBMB issues the Annual Award to young scientists for excellence in scientific achievements and the HDBMB Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in scientific, educational and/or professional activities, devoted participation in HDBMB activities, as well as affirmation and public promotion of molecular life sciences.  

For more information, please visit the HDBMB website: www.hdbmb.hr 


FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization,
FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for the FEBS Congress.