The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an international nonprofit scientific and educational organization. With over 11,000 members, made up of students, researchers, educators and industry professionals, the ASBMB is one of the largest molecular life science societies in the world.

Mission statement

Founded in 1906, the ASBMB’s mission is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology and to promote the understanding of the molecular nature of life processes. The society serves the scientific community through:

  • Publication of scientific and educational journals
  • Organization of scientific meetings
  • Advocacy for funding of basic research and education
  • Support of career development and science education at all levels
  • Promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce



The ASBMB is governed by a council comprised of the president, president-elect or past-president, treasurer, secretary and nine councilors.


The following committees support the society’s activities:

Staff & Careers

The society’s day-to-day operations are managed by a staff located in Rockville, Maryland.

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History of the ASBMB

Since its founding in 1906, ASBMB has grown into one of the most important learned scientific societies.

ASBMB award winners

See past winners of the ASBMB's Annual Awards which honor scientists for their contributions to science, education and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Nobel Prize winners

Discover the ASBMB members who were awarded Nobel prizes.

Past presidents

Learn about historical leaders of the ASBMB.