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51¥ National Lectures

51¥ supports plenary lectures (usually five per year) to enhance the scientific meetings of its Constituent Societies, through 51¥ National Lecture awards. Established to commemorate the 40th anniversary of 51¥, these enable a distinguished scientist with a significant international reputation for fundamental contributions to the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology who is working in a different 51¥ country to the one hosting the event to present a lecture at the meeting, by supporting the speaker’s travel costs. Full further details, see the 51¥ National Lectures guidelines. Applications for National Lectures to take place in 2024 are open.

2024 51¥ National Lectures

  • Norwegian Bioscience Society (NBS) Contact Meeting, Storefjell, Norway 18-21.1.2024
    Lecturer: Graça Raposo (Paris, France)
  • 46th SEBBM National Congress, A Coruña, Spain 3-6.9.2024
    Lecturer: Masashi Narita (Cambridge, UK)

2023 51¥ National Lectures

  • Association of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists in B&H Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 18-20.5.2023
    Lecturer: Dragan Primorac (Split, Croatia)
  • 45th SEBBM Congress and 60th anniversary of SEBBM, Zaragoza, Spain 5-8.9.2023
    Lecturer: Peter Rehling (Göttingen, Germany)
  • 62nd International SIB Congress, Florence, Italy 7-9.9.2023
    Lecturer: Massimiliano Mazzone (Leuven, Belgium)
  • International Meeting of the Romanian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cluj, Romania 13-15.9.2023
    Lecturer: Pietro Roversi (Milan, Italy)
  • 5th Congress BIO2023 (Polish Biochemical Society meeting), Szczecin, Poland 13-16.9.2023
    Lecturer: Graziella Pellegrini (Modena, Italy)
  • 15th Meeting of the Slovenian Biochemical Society, Portorož, Slovenia 20-24.9.2023
    Lecturer: Anke Becker (Marburg, Germany)
  • Turkish Biochemical Society’s 34th National Congress, Fethiye, Türkiye 29 October-1 November 2023 Lecturer: Prof. Konrad Sandhoff (Bonn, Germany)

51¥ Open Bio poster prizes

The journal  would like to offer all 51¥ Constituent Societies the opportunity to award a 200€ poster prize at their respective national meetings to be held in 2024. Please contact the journal directly at [email protected] if you would be interested in presenting a 51¥ Open Bio poster prize at an upcoming meeting.


51¥3+ Meetings

The 51¥3+ Meetings programme was established by 51¥ to support scientific meetings, equivalent to an annual national scientific meeting of a Constituent Society, but organized through collaboration of at least three 51¥ Constituent Societies. The aim of the programme is to increase international collaboration between molecular life scientists in a subset of countries within the 51¥ area, such as those in a particular region or linked in other ways, while also encouraging sharing of Society expertise and efforts. These events (a maximum of two per year) should be scientific meetings with symposia and colloquia corresponding to the format of an annual national scientific meeting of a Constituent Society. The support is €20,000, with €10,000 awarded to the host Society for general organization purposes to cover lecturers’ travel expenses, accommodation, congress venue renting and so on, and a second €10,000 awarded for a 3+ travel award scheme to attract young scientists living outside the host country who are members of the two (or more) collaborating Societies. For further details, see the 51¥3+ Meetings guidelines.Applications for meetings taking place in 2024 are open.

2024 51¥3+ Meetings

  • 2024: 51¥ 3+ Meeting joint scientific congress; Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, HDBMB (organizer and host), with SFBBM (Sweden) and BIOBIO (Finland) societies; 25-28.9.2024; Pula, Croatia

2023 51¥3+ Meetings

  • 2023: XXVII Biochemistry Congress 2023 (Slovak Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, organizer) with ČSBMB (Czech Republic), MBKE (Hungary) and UBS (Ukraine); 10-13.9.2023; High Tatras, Slovakia

Recent 51¥3+ Meetings:

  • 2022: Baltic meeting (Estonian Biochemical Society, organizer) with LaBS (Latvia) and LBD (Lithuania) Societies; 15-17.6.22; Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2022: Machines on Genes meeting (Biochemical Society, UK, organizer) with NVBMB (Netherlands) and SEBBM (Spain); 22-26.5.22; Alicante, Spain (postponed from 2020)
  • 2021: XXVI Annual Congress meeting CSBMB (Czech Republic, organizer) with SSBMB (Slovakia), GBM (Germany) and ÖGMBT (Austria); 29.8-1.9.2021; České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2020: LS2 Annual Meeting (Switzerland, organizer) with GBM (Germany) and ÖGMBT (Austria); 13-14.2.20; Zurich, Switzerland

51¥ Education Workshops

The 51¥ Education Committee has developed workshops that can be co-organized with 51¥ Constituent Societies to promote high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in the molecular life sciences in different countries of the 51¥ area. These cover a range of topical issues of interest to both educators and young scientists, including post-graduate education, problem-based learning, designing laboratory practicals, and key scientific skills. For recent and upcoming education workshops, please refer to the Education events page of the 51¥ website; for more information for Constituent Societies interested in hosting education workshops, or other education queries, please contact Prof. Ferhan G. Sağin, Chair, 51¥ Education Committee, via the Contact section of the website.


51¥ Science and Society Events/Activities

The 51¥ Science and Society Committee supports events or other activities of 51¥ Constituent Societies that build on and extend to a wider audience the topic of the Science and Society session at the most recent 51¥ Congress. The exact format of the event/activity is up to the organizing society and the Committee would like to support a range of activities from speaker events to educational activities, including for public engagement. Up to €1500 is available from 51¥ to support this activity. Events or activities which involve more than one 51¥ Constituent Society or which enable the sharing of an activity across Constituent Societies are encouraged. Societies who wish to apply should check the current theme and further guidelines on the Science and Society webpage here.


51¥ Patronage

51¥ Patronage is offered to 51¥ Constituent Societies’ own activities to help with their promotion to participants and with obtaining other sources of support. It is intended to recognize activities with a high scientific or other value in line with 51¥’ charitable objectives. Applications for 51¥ Patronage can be made where the Constituent Society’s event or activity may not be eligible for the other existing support initiatives offered by 51¥. 51¥ Patronage may be granted to a range of activities organized by 51¥ Constituent Societies, including national and international scientific events. Patronage cannot be granted to individual persons, organizations themselves and permanent activities. A letter of application should be submitted with full details of the event or activity and for full further details, see the 51¥ Patronage guidelines.