Imperial College Biochemistry Society, or BiochemSoc, is one of the largest and most active departmental socities. We are a student-led society with over 650 members and we reguarly organise a broad range of activites. Events include social functions, first-year welcoming events, guest speakers, workshops, networking careers sessions and our hugely anticipated annual dinner. We are a not-for-profit organisation under the umbrella of the Imperial College Union.
During the course of the academic year we aim to:
- Provide information about opportunities in sectors of interest to biochemistry students, particularly regarding networking, work placements, internships or research opportunities.
- Hold a variety of social events, career-oriented events, skill workshops and trips to world-class research facilities, ensuring all the while to give our members something unique.
- Bring together undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and other staff in the research groups to encourage students to build their networks around college.
Biochemistry at Imperial
Imperial College is a world leading scientific institution that attracts the highest talent from across the globe. The college thrives not only to teach, but to inspire students and researchers to become leaders in their chosen specialties. Career opportunities are also unparalleled with Imperial being so centrally located in London, attracting both national and global companies whether they be conglomerate empires or start-ups.
At Imperial, Biochemistry in particular, is deeply rooted in establishing the prestigious reputation we now uphold. Our biochemical research takes place in South Kensington in buildings named after Sir Alexander Fleming and Sir Ernst Chain, arguably some of the greatest biochemists of the 20th century, renowned for discovering penicillin; starting the antibiotic revolution and being awarded the Nobel Prize for their efforts in 1945. Every year the department accepts 140 of the brightest undergraduates and trains them rigorously in this extraordinary subject.