Seoul wins 2018 biochemistry and molecular biology congress


ASIA – The South Korean city of Seoul has won its bid to host the 2018 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Congress.
The congress, to be held at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Centre, will bring over 6,000 visitors to Seoul from over 45 countries, including academics, corporate research specialists, and businesses in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology.
It is expected to be of further significance with 2018 also marking the IUBMB’s 70th anniversary since the Union first formed in 1955.
The successful bid follows months of close co-operation between the Seoul Convention Bureau, who provided the services of its free bidding clinic, the Korean Union of Biology and Molecular Biology (KUBMB) and local professional convention organiser MECI International.
KUBMB Secretary, Lee Eun-jin, complimented all involved in making the Seoul congress a reality.

He said: “I would like to congratulate the members of the international committee who were actively involved in bidding process. I’d also like to thank both the Seoul Tourism Organization and MECI International for their dedication and effort.
“I look forward to seeing the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology record a new chapter in its long history in 2018, its 70th anniversary.”
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