Portuguese Biochemical Society
  Goals Organization    

SPB objectives

To promote teaching, learning and research on biochemistry in Portugal and abroad, as well as to stimulate scientific enlightenment in this field of knowledge;

To bring together all Portuguese or foreign citizens interested in biochemistry from a pedagogic, cultural and scientific point of view; this society is dynamic and flexible, as it allows its members to create interest groups or autonomous affiliated societies;

To sponsor scientific meetings accordant to SPB's goals, as well as the National Congress of Biochemistry, which presently takes place every two years;

To award studentships to young scientists or undergraduate students to defray part of the costs of participation in meetings abroad or in the National Congress of Biochemistry; and

As member of the FEBS Council and IUBMB council, as well as associate of PABMB, IUPAB and EBSA, to promote the scientific exchange with its international partners.



SPB's organization

The Portuguese Biochemical Society (SPB) was founded in 1957 as an independent section of the Lisbon Society of Medical Sciences. It became an autonomous society in 18 February 1975.
SPB is governed by an Directive Committee, constituted by one President, one Vice-president, one Treasurer, one Secretary and three Adjunct Secretaries. The Directive Committee meets regularly at least four times a year.
The SPB Generaly Assembly Board has one President, one General Secretary and one Adjunct Secretary and meets in general once a year.
PB has several affiliated organizations, such as the Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology and the Portuguese Biophysical Society. The representatives of these societies constitute the Consulting Committee.
In addition to the governing bodies and the affiliated organizations, SPB has also research interest groups with the purpose of stimulating research in areas related to biochemistry, such as:
- Redox Biology and Oxidative Stress
- Clinical Biochenistry
- RNA Biology
- Education in Biochemistry

SPB is sponsored by the member fees and has received support by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia).




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