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News number: 9107151374

15:35 | 2013-03-09

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Iran Joins IUBMB

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Republic of Iran joined the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology after its successful hosting of an international biochemistry conference.



Speaking to reporters at a press conference on the International Conference on the Molecular Dimensions of Metabolic Syndrome to be held in Iran's Northeastern city of Mashhad, Head of the Biochemistry Research Center of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Seyed Mohammad Reza Parizadeh announced that Iran joined the IUBMB after the union's members voiced satisfaction with Iran's successful hosting of the international conference on biochemistry.

As regards the conference on the molecular dimension of the metabolic syndrome, Parizadeh said that the meeting, which will be the first of its kind in Iran, is due to be held in Mashhad on Monday and in collaboration with the IUBMB.

He added that 11 foreign guests from the US and Europe will take part in the conference

The IUBNB is an international non-governmental organization concerned with biochemistry and molecular biology. Formed in 1955 as the International Union of Biochemistry, the union has presently 77 member countries (as of 2008).

IUBMB organizes a triennial Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and sponsors more frequent conferences, symposia, educational activities and lectures.