Become a CSMB Member

By being a member of CSMB, you will be participating in building a strong community of scientists within Canada. This community plays an important role to foster interaction, communication and collaboration amongst discovery scientists, as well as 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. We recognize “rising stars” in the early years of their careers with the CSMB New Investigator Award. The Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award rewards outstanding achievement in research by a Canadian scientist and 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 a major contribution to the molecular biosciences in Canada over his or her career.

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.

Membership categories

Regular Membership ($125 / 1 year OR $600 / 5 years)

This membership category is for active researchers in Biochemistry, Cell, Molecular Biology or Genetics regardless of nationality. The fees are ($125.00) for 1 year or ($600.00) for 5 years. All payments are in Canadian funds.

Postdoctoral Fellow Membership (2 year membership $50)

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 $25)

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 (May 2020-October 2021) 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 ($87.50) for one year or ($420) for 5 years.

How to become a member

Use the button below to visit our membership registration site today to become a member. You will be required to create an account the first time you visit the site.

Payment methods

Payments for membership fees are accepted using a credit card  in our online membership management system.  Payments can also be made by cheque, to “Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences”, and mailed to CSMB at the following address:

Dr. James Davie, Secretary of the CSMB

Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
Room 333A – 745 Bannatyne Avenue
Basic Medical Sciences Building – Bannatyne Campus
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Important notice:

We have implemented a new membership management system in June of 2018, and all users, including current and renewing CSMB members are required to create a new account, with a new password. Your previous username and email address have not been transferred to the new system, so please use the “Make an account” button. Your email address will be used as your username. If you are a current member who has already paid dues for the upcoming year, you will receive a coupon code to register without payment. If you have registered for a five year membership, your membership term will be adjusted to reflect this. If you have any difficulties with our system or questions, please contact us at

Member Benefits