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FASBMB congress 2024

FASBMB Congresses are held triennially in African countries that are members of the Federation and have an outstanding record of hosting scientific events for the world community of biochemists and molecular biologists. The FASBMB Congresses provide updates at the cutting edge of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Application for hosting the congress is now open until 30th of November 2023.

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PROBIO-AFRICA FELLOWSHIPS 2023

IUBMB-FEBS-FASBMB PROBio-Africa (‘Promoting Research Opportunities for Biochemists in Africa’) is a new joint venture between FEBS, the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB). PROBio-Africa Fellowships, funded jointly by FEBS and IUBMB, enable PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from Africa to spend up to six months in the laboratory of a scientist in a FEBS country, by providing funds to cover travel and living expenses for the research visit. More details can be seen here.

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1ST BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS SOCIETY WORKSHOP

The first biochemistry and workshop themed “Emerging Scientific Priorities in Advancing Health Research in Africa” to be held at the Sarova Panafric Hotel -Nairobi from 24th - 26th April, 2023. The three-day workshop will bring together students and scientists in the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology, synthetic biology, bioinformatics and molecular biology for a training in emerging technologies in promoting human, animal and plant health.

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Free webinar: New digital certificate platform for West African qualifications

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Congratulations to the Five Trainees from Africa

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Funding Opportunities

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INVITATION TO THE BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY WEBINAR SERIES

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) in partnership with the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB) has organized a series of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Webinars.
The webinars will be held on a monthly basis and will provide a platform for African researchers working in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to share their research and learn more about the latest trends and developments happening in this field.
The keynote speaker for the first webinar is Professor Dario Alessi, he will be presenting on Disease Signal Transduction Pathways.

Webinar details

Date: Wednesday 5th October 2022
Time:16:00-17:00 Hrs South African Time (SAST)
Location: online zoom
We invite you to join the monthly Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Webinars using the below link. Webinar Link

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AFRICAN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAMME!

The UMAPS Program brings early career faculty from African universities to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Scholars are paired with a faculty collaborator and have full access to the University's resources. Faculty members from universities in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda can apply for the programme.
Deadline: 15 Oct 2022.
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Irish Aid — SDG Challenge 2022

The SDG Challenge invites research teams to develop innovative solutions relating to challenges associated with climate, biodiversity and the environment. Funding is available for collaborative research teams based in Ireland and Irish Aid partner countries (South Africa, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Vietnam, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Sierra Leone). Teams will receive up to €300 thousand to develop their idea. Teams must include expertise in the STEM research area underpinning the proposed solution. The application deadline is 22 September 2022.
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Invitation to the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) webinar

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), announces a call for applications for the 3rd cohort of the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) fellowships.

Register below to attend the webinar.

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Africa's Great Decode' Webinar - 30 May 2022

The title of the webinar is: "Africa's Great Decode: Embracing Bioinformatics as a Way of the Future". The event will be on Monday 30th May at 17:00 Central African Time (CAT)

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A NOTE FROM IUBMB PRESIDENT

A major mission of the IUBMB is to provide research and education opportunities for the next generation of biochemists and molecular biologists, especially for trainees in areas with limited resources.

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IUBMB 2022 APRIL NEWS

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IUBMB Trainee Initiative Leadership Committee

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