The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology unites biochemists and molecular biologists from around Australia. The Society was established in 1955 as the Australian Biochemical Society. It underwent a name change to incorporate molecular biology in 1990. A full history of the Society was published by IUBMB Life in 2010 and is freely available online. ASBMB is devoted to promoting research, new developments and education in biochemistry and molecular biology. It achieves this in several ways, as described below.