The Chairman commented that some PABMB Constituent Societies such as Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica; Asociación Panameña de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular and Sociedad Química of Perú, and the Associated Society – Sección Cubana de Bioquímica y Biologia Molecular and Sociedad Cubana de Química have a low participation in PABMB activities. He pointed out the need of promoting greater engagement of these Societies as well as the enrolment of additional Latin American Societies of Biochemistry and related sciences in PABMB. The attendants agreed with the suggestions and Jorge Babul offered to collaborate in these activities.
The monthly journal Biochemistry (Moscow) is the international English edition of the Russian scientific research journal Biokhimiya . Biokhimiya was founded by the Russian Academy of Sciences (formerly Academy of Sciences of the USSR) and the Russian Biochemical Society in 1936. Since 1956 Biokhimiya has been followed by its English translation. The Russian and English editions are now issued simultaneously. The journal includes research papers in all fields of biochemistry as well as biochemical aspects of molecular biology, bioorganic chemistry, microbiology, immunology, physiology, and biomedical sciences. Coverage also extends to new experimental methods in biochemistry, theoretical contributions of biochemical importance, reviews of contemporary biochemical topics, and mini-reviews ( News in Biochemistry ). This journal is intended for scientists, postgraduates, teachers at universities and high schools, students, and specialists at research institutes. It is also a valuable resource, providing regular and essential information for libraries of university research departments, biotechnology, and biomedical departments.