Become a CSMB Member

Becoming a CSMB member will give you an opportunity to participate in a strong scientific network across Canada. The CSMB community fosters interaction, communication and collaboration amongst discovery scientists, as well as prepare the next generation of researchers for academia, industry and the entrepreneurial enterprise.

CSMB promotes science and advocates science policies that benefit Canadian scientific community for advancement in molecular biosciences. On behalf of our Membership and the Canadian research venture, our advocacy efforts have been instrumental in guiding the federal government to increase funding for fundamental discovery research in Canada.

Through its award programs, the society acknowledges the research accomplishments of Canadian scientists, including four researcher awards and several travel awards.

We recognize the following:

  • CSMB New Investigator Award recognizes Early Career Investigator success
  • The Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award rewards outstanding achievement in research by a Canadian scientist
  • The Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lectureship recognizes an outstanding Canadian woman scientist.
  • The CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the molecular biosciences in Canada over their career.
  • Travel awards and poster awards for graduate and postdoctoral trainees assist them in attending CSMB-sponsored meetings and reward their scientific efforts.

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

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

Membership categories

Important note: all memberships expire on December 31.

Regular Membership ($150 / 1 year OR $250 / 2 years OR $600 / 5 years)

This membership category is for active researchers in Biochemistry, Cell, Molecular Biology or Genetics regardless of nationality. The fees are $150.00 for 1 year, $250 for 2 years, or $600.00 for 5 years. All payments are in Canadian funds.

Postdoctoral Fellow Membership ( $100 / 2 year membership)

This membership category is for Canadian or International Postdoctoral Fellows undertaking further study in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Genetics at a University/Research Institute/Industry/Govt. lab in Canada. It is also applicable to Canadian/landed immigrant Postdoctoral Fellows studying in these areas abroad.

Student Membership (2 year membership $60)

This membership category is for Canadian or International students undertaking undergraduate or graduate degrees in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Genetics at a Canadian educational institution. Undergraduate and graduate students that have graduated or will graduate with proof of graduation are encouraged to join. It is also applicable to Canadian/landed immigrant undergraduate and graduate students studying in these areas abroad. 

Emeritus Membership ($50 one-time fee – lifetime)

This membership category is for regular members who have retired but want to remain active members of the society.  All Emeritus membership applications must be approved by the CSMB board.  Requests and inquiries must be sent to

CSMB/CSC joint membership (30% rebate on both memberships)

Dual membership in the CSMB-SCBM and the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is available at a reduced rate. The fees for joint members are 70% of the CSC fee (paid directly to the CSC) plus 70% of the CSMB fee ($105) for one year or ($420) for 5 years.

Lab membership 

Membership for a Principal Investigator and their lab members. Only the principal investigator pays membership fees, and their students and post-docs can register for free with a coupon code.

Lab sizeAnnual fee
Principal Investigator and 1 or 2 lab members $210
Principal Investigator and 3 to 5 lab members$300

How to become a member

All members must use the button below to visit our membership registration site to become a member. You will be required to create an account the first time you visit the site.

Please note there has been a major update to our membership management system in November 2022, requiring all members to reset their password. Please Reset your password today.

After submitting the form, your membership fees including the applicable taxes will be displayed and you will have the option to pay your membership fees online. View below other payment options.

Payment methods

Payments for membership fees are accepted in the following way, in order of preference:

All members must register through our online membership management system. At the end of the registration process you will have the following payment options

1- using a credit card  in our online membership management system.

2- via eTranfer – Note that you must choose the option “Wire transfer” and send your registration information to the CSMB Treasurer, Jan Rainey at for instructions on how to pay this way.

3 – by cheque, to “Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences”, and mailed to the CSMB treasurer at the following address:

Jan K. Rainey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
5850 College St., Room 9B
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS

B3H 4R2


Member Benefits