The Swiss Society for Biochemistry was established in 1954. Since then the impact of biochemistry on most fields of bioscience is continually increasing. In 2013 the Swiss Society for Biochemistry and the Swiss Society for Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics merged to become the Swiss Society for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (SSMCB). The goal of the SSMCB is to foster interactions and exchanges between young Swiss scientists in Switzerland and abroad sharing an interest in the molecular and cellular biosciences, irrespective of their particular specialties. The Swiss Society for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences also supports research and teaching in biochemistry and biophysics in Switzerland. Finally, the Swiss Society for Biochemistry serves as link between the Swiss biochemical community and other European (FEBS) and worldwide organizations (IUBMB).