Activities

The original objectives of the Society have been to coordinate the work of biological chemists in different parts of India; to hold meetings and symposia for discussions on important topics of scientific and technical interest and for presentation of original papers; to publish Annual Reviews of Biochemical and Allied Research (carried out in India), and monographs of special topics in biological chemistry; and to publish a journal when sufficient funds become available. Looking back over the years, the Society has been fulfilling many of these objectives. A journal of Scientific and Industrial Research was started in 1961, thanks to the untiring efforts of the late Prof P. S. Sarma, Sri A. Krishnamurthy, Prof A. N. Radhakrishnan and Prof L. K. Ramachandran; and Profs D. P. Burma, T. Ramasarma, as well as several other members of the society in collaboration with the Information and Publication Directorate of CSIR . It was originally published as the Indian Journal of Biochemistry but is appearing as Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics at present. The Journal had celebrated its Silver jubilee in 1988, and on this occasion, with the enthusiastic support of many members of our society, an excellent issue of the journal was brought out. Another effort of the society which met with some success was the establishment of the Biochemical Unit at the VP Chest institute at the University of Delhi to overcome the shortage and circumvent the difficulties involved in procuring Biochemicals from abroad. This laboratory established by CSIR at the initiative of the Society has strived against many odds and has achieved many success and has been renamed recently as Centre for Biochemical Technology.

A major activity of the Society has been the holding of symposia and annual meetings. The Society has sponsored large number of symposia, seminar and workshops in which both National and International scientists have participated. Over the years the society has organised several symposia. Recently, however the symposia activity is mostly confined to the Annual Meetings