About the CSMB

The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences is a professional association of active researchers in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics.

The CSMB is committed to the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion in molecular biosciences across Canada – as a way of leveraging all our human capital.

The CSMB plays an important role to foster interaction, communication and collaboration amongst discovery scientists, and to build the next generation of researchers for academia, industry and the entrepreneurial enterprise.

CSMB sponsors an exciting theme-oriented meeting annually. Members receive substantially reduced registration rates for the annual meeting.

The society participates in science advocacy and science policy activities which benefit all of us. Our advocacy efforts have been instrumental in persuading the federal government to increase funding for fundamental discovery research in Canada, however, there is still more work to be done.

Through its award programs, the society acknowledges the research accomplishments of Canadian scientists. At present we have four awards.

  1. We recognize “rising stars” in the early years of their careers with the CSMB New Investigator Award.
  2. The Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award rewards outstanding achievement in research by a Canadian scientist
  3. The Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lectureship recognizes an outstanding Canadian woman scientist.
  4. The CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal is presented to an individual who has made a major contribution to the molecular biosciences in Canada over his or her career.

In addition, the CSMB gives travel awards and poster awards for graduate and post-doctoral trainees assist them in attending CSMB-sponsored meetings and reward their scientific efforts.

CSMB supports educational events at universities across Canada, such as undergraduate and graduate research conferences, scientific symposia and career days, on request.

Visit our membership page to become a member today!