About the GBM

The (German) Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, GBM) is the association of about 5300 scientists working in the field of Molecular Life Sciences.

Most members of the GBM are German scientists from universities, industry and other research institutions, covering the entire spectrum of basic and applied Molecular Life Sciences.

The aim of the GBM is to promote basic and applied research as well as education in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology and molecular medicine.

As the german constituent society of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) it is an active member of the worldwide scientific community and open for colleagues from other countries.

Our Goals

Exchange of Scientific Information

Two major international meetings held in english:

   "Mosbacher Colloquium" - The spring conference focusing each year on a selected topic chosen by GBM members
   "Herbsttagung der GBM" - The fall meeting covering the whole range of biochemistry and molecular biology.

The active participation in fairs and accompanying scientific symposia like analytica, BIOTECHNICA.

Numerous conferences organized by the 18 study groups of the GBM.

Networks & Information

The bimonthly periodical „BIOspektrum“ (in German) offers scientific reviews and continuous information to our members.

The GBM awards several prices and honorary lectures to outstanding scientists. The most prestigous GBM award is the Otto Warburg Medal.

The GBM head office in Frankfurt am Main helps members and non-members with information and advice.

Locally contact persons provide a decentralized network at all universities and several industrial locations.

The GBM study groups and working groups organze workshops and conferences and offer networks.

Young Students and Scientists

The GBM provides financial assistance for young members to attend scientific events of the GBM, as well as annual FEBS and IUBMB meetings held in Europe.

Junior scientists awards honor extraordinary PhD and postdoctoral research projects.

The GBM arranges seminars and discussion groups about educational matters, educational and research policy and questions about the recent and future job market.

As member of the GBM scientists are part of a strong scientific network.

Advocate the Life Sciences

In concert with other scientific societies the GBM tries to improve the adequate representation of the interests of German scientists in national and international committees.

The GBM works to improve the political framework for research and scientific education.

The GBM is a member of the (German) Umbrella Organisation "Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin (VBIO)" representing the interests of currently about 25.000 scientists in life sciences.

The GBM promotes objective public debates about different social and philosophical aspects of modern Life Science technologies and research ethics.

How to become Member

How to become Member

In order to become a member we just need a filled membership application form. Please send it by letter, fax or email.

Membership Fees

Students/PhD students * 25,00 €/a
Regular member 90,00 €/a
Double member ** 70,00 €/a
Retiree *** 50,00 €/a

*    Bachelor-/Master-/Diploma/PhD students (not older than 31 at the beginning of this year and without permanent position)
If you are older then 31 please send us a certificate on your student status (e.g. student id)

**  If you are member of the german societies: DGZ, GDCh, DECHEMA oder VAAM.

*** upon request