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PABMB, Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB), formerly called the Pan-American Association of Biochemical Societies (PAABS), is a public, non-profit and non-governmental association which came into being on January 1st, 1970. 

The Association is composed of Biochemistry and / or Molecular Biology Constituent Societies from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States and Uruguay; Associated Societies of Cuba and Venezuela; and Adherent Societies of Portugal and Spain, which are similar organizations located outside the geographical area of the Americas. 

The PABMB aims to foster the growth and advancement of the sciences of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the Americas. In pursuit of this purpose, the PABMB promotes and supports Congresses, Workshops and Advanced Courses in biochemistry, molecular biology and related sciences organized by the Affiliated Societies and assists the attendance of young scientists at these events. The PABMB encourages and supports the organization of symposia and workshops aimed at disseminating new methodologies and approaches for teaching Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  

In close association with other bodies having similar objectives and with the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), the PABMB sponsors short-term fellowships for Latin American graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in institutions engaged in research.  

In 2022, the PABMB will hold its 15th Congress in conjunction with the 25th Congress of IUBMB and 46th FEBS Congress hosted by the Portuguese Biochemical Society in Lisbon.    

For further information about PABMB, please refer to the PABMB website: pabmb.org