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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Associations and Organizations

Professional societies are valuable communities to join, interact with, and support.  Many of them are responsible for the premier journals within the discipline.  They also organize conferences and other professional development opportunities.  A membership in such an organization confers discounts to journals and conferences, and access to members-only discussion boards, mailing lists, and other collaborative opportunities.

The list below includes societies that are specific to the field of biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as big names in related areas of science, such as the Ecological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Consider your area of interest and your career when deciding which to join.

Students, now is a great time to join one or more societies as most have a discounted student membership rate.