The Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) was the first regional association in biochemistry to focus on its promotion and development in the Asian and Oceanian regions. FAOBMB is one of four regional groupings of the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB). The other three groupings are:
- Federation of European Biochemistry Societies (FEBS)
- Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB)
- Federation of African Societies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB).
Since its founding in 1972, the FAOBMB has developed steadily, playing an important catalytic role in stimulating life sciences, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. FAOBMB works closely with its constituent members (national socities in the region) and IUBMB to advance research, teaching and applications of biochemistry and molecular biology. There are currently 19 constituent members representing more than 20,000 active scientists, from Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.