Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)

The National convention of Medical Biochemists was held on 27th & 28th April 1991 at Bangalore. Large number of members participated from all over the country. Dr S Gopalakrishnan, Dr C Sitadevi, Dr B Sadasivudu, Dr B Prabhakar Rao and many more advocated the justification and necessity of formation of such forum to protect the interest of Medical Biochemists. On 28th April 1991, the Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI) was inaugurated by late Dr S Gopalakrishnan of Madras at IMA auditorium in Bangalore. Dr S Gopalakrishnan and Dr V Govindaraju were elected unanimously as President and Honorary Secretary respectively. The rules & byelaws of the association were framed and approved. The state chapters were also constituted.

The aims and objective of AMBI are:
(a) To promote and advance Medical Biochemistry and allied sciences, and to promote the improvement of public health, diagnostic services, Medical education and research.
(b) To maintain the honour and dignity and to uphold the interest of Medically qualified Biochemists and to promote co-operation amongst the members
(c) To educate the public in the matters of public health and to promote public relationship.
(d) To devise a uniform policy and program on the matters of common interest, such as medical education, Medical Administration and statuary Medical Council.
(e) To associate for mutual recognition with International and National organizations.

First Annual Conference of AMBI was held at IMA auditorium, Bangalore on 28th April 1991. What started as an idea has now grown into an organization with AMBI has 2561 life members across India and these numbers are only likely to increase with coming years. We stand together as a show of solidarity and conviction that medical biochemists hold a very important place in the diagnostic field and enrich the research team. Since then, twenty-seven Annual conferences of AMBI have been conducted across India that has been accompanied with symposiums, workshops, Continuing Medical Education along with postgraduate update and quiz programs. The 29th Annual Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists of India has been scheduled to be held in July 21st to 23rd July, 2022 at Moongate Resort, Bangalore.

AMBI publishes scientific journal “Indian Journal of Medical Biochemistry”, and the objective of the journal is to publish novel information leading to a better understanding of biochemical mechanisms behind the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of human diseases. It publishes the most exciting research with respect to the subjects of Medical Biochemistry. It aims to provide a rapid reviewing and publishing to disseminate articles for research, teaching and reference purposes, free from subscription as well as author processing fees.

Indian journal of Medical Biochemistry (IJMB) is double-blinded, peer reviewed, thrice in a year and an open access journal which publishes original research communications, review articles, case reports, letters to the editor in the field of medical biochemistry and laboratory medicine. It is an Indian Journal which caters to medical biochemistry advances made with specific reference to India and South Asian Region.
From the Head Office, AMBI.