To promote teaching, learning and research on biochemistry in Portugal and abroad, as well as to stimulate scientific enlightenment in this field of knowledge;
To bring together all Portuguese or foreign citizens interested in biochemistry from a pedagogic, cultural and scientific point of view; this society is dynamic and flexible, as it allows its members to create interest groups or autonomous affiliated societies;
To sponsor scientific meetings accordant to SPB's goals, as well as the National Congress of Biochemistry, which presently takes place every two years;
To award studentships to young scientists or undergraduate students to defray part of the costs of participation in meetings abroad or in the National Congress of Biochemistry; and
As member of the FEBS Council and IUBMB council, as well as associate of PABMB, IUPAB and EBSA, to promote the scientific exchange with its international partners.