The Malaysian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (MSBMB) was established in 1973 as a professional body representing biochemists and molecular biologists in Malaysia.  The Society aims to be a platform for Malaysian scientists to network and interact locally and internationally via a variety of activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, special lectures and focus group meetings on matters related to biochemistry & molecular biology.  These are often organised in collaboration with universities and research institutions.     
The MSBMB is an adhering body to the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) and The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB). Members of the MSBMB are therefore eligible to apply for awards and fellowships managed by these 2 international bodies.     

The Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry

and Molecular Biology


E-ISSN 2600-9005


Published 3 times a year

MSBMB Newsletter 

Current Issue: August 2020

EXCO Section  

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Upcoming Conferences 


      7 October 2020;  2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

      19 November 2020; 2.30pm - 4.30pm

      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      August 18-19, 2021






  • FAOBMB Fellowships Committee and Guidelines here

  • Winner of the 2019 FAOBMB Research Excellence Award:  

     Jin-Soo Kim (S. Korea)

  • Winner of the 2019 FAOBMB Education

     Xiaolun Yu (China)


For queries,please contact the

Hon. Secretary:

Dr. Ng Chyan Leong

Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Malaysia
Tel:+603 8921 4546
Fax: +603 8921 3398


Become a member of MSBMB


Benefits of membership:

  1. Eligibility for MSBMB, FAOBMB & IUBMB Fellowships, Awards and Grants.

  2. Reduced Registration Fees for Annual Conferences, Workshops, Seminars & MSBMB supported partner events

  3. Be part of a vibrant community of local and international scientists  

MSBMB membership fees for Jan-Dec 2020 are DUE

Please click this link for more information.

MSBMB-Taylor's Virtual Focused Meeting 2020


The MSBMB is pleased to collaborate with Taylors University to bring you Viral Infections: Virtual Focused Meeting 2020, with a special webinar on ‘COVID-19: Understanding the Science’.  


The webinar will feature speakers that cover topics including the mechanisms of viral infection, disease progression and mechanisms of anti-viral therapeutics, including a Q&A session with the speakers. 


As the MSBMB has postponed its regular annual conference to 2021, we take the opportunity as part of the focused meeting to invite abstracts in broader areas below for rapid oral or ePoster presentations.  There will be recognition of best poster and best rapid oral presentations.  Best of all, participation is FREE this year.  Please check out the submission guidelines in the abstract submission page.  


  • Genetics , Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology

  • Protein Structure, Function & Dynamics

  • Diseases – Parasitic, Metabolic, Viral , Bacterial

  • Lipid, Membrane Biology and Immunology

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

  • Drug Discovery and Natural Products

  • Cancer and Cellular Diseases

  • Biochemistry – Agricultural, Clinical , Zoological

Abstract submission deadline : 31st October 2020

Date: 19 November 2020 | 2.30 pm - 4.30pm | via Zoom

Admission is FREE! 

The zoom link will be provided only to registered participants.

Registration is now open

MSBMB Research Excellence Award 2020

We are delighted to announce that the MSBMB-Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong Research Excellence Award 2020 has been awarded to Prof. Dr. Tan Wen Siang, Universiti Putra Malaysia in recognition of his outstanding contributions to molecular biology particularly the applications of virus-like particles in vaccine development and drug delivery.


Prof. Tan will be delivering the MSBMB-Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong Research Excellence Award 2020 lecture at the 45th Annual Conference of the MSBMB to be held in August 2021. 

Mushroom Science Virtual 2020 (MSV2020)

The MSBMB Special Interest Group (SIG)-Mushroom Science is honored to host the inaugural Mushroom Science Virtual 2020 (MSV2020) meeting.


We are pleased to invite mushroom researchers from all over Asia to gather in this meeting with the aims of stimulating research, encouraging academic exchange and strengthening networking connections. We are providing a platform for young scholars to discuss recent advances and future trends of Mushroom Science to advance their professional development.

The MSBMB Special Interest Group (SIG)-Mushroom Science is a community within MSBMB with a shared interest in advancing knowledge, learning and technology in the area of mushroom science. Members collaborate, communicate, and organize seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences endorsed and supported by MSBMB, working with the national committees. The SIG liases with international mushroom researchers and organizations for collaborations. This SIG hopes to cultivate and encourage active knowledge transmission to address critical issues faced by humankind and generate positive contributions to society.

We welcome your participation and look forward to seeing you in October!

Organising Committee

Mushroom Science Virtual 2020

18-19 AUGUST 2021

45th Annual General Meeting of the MSBMB

The 45th AGM was carried out at the time and place below:

6.00 pm, Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Bronx III (Secretariat Room)

Berjaya Times Square Hotel,

No. 1, Jalan Imbi,

55100 Kuala Lumpur

Please click HERE to read the order of proceedings and motions passed at the AGM.

The elected members of the 2019-2021 MSBMB Council are

President: Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi


Vice-President: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anthony Ho Siong Hock             


Hon. Secretary: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng Chyan Leong     


Hon. Treasurer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Azmi Bin Shaharuddin       


Council Members                

Prof. Dr. Sheila Nathan 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adeline Chia Yoke Yin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hwang Jung Shan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fung Shin Yee

Dr. Muhammad Fazril Razif

International Meeting - 45th Annual Conference  of the MSBMB; 2nd International Health and Medical Science Conference

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

18-19 August 2021 *New Date*


Dear Colleagues,


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty in the coming months ahead, I wish to announce the postponement of the 45th Annual Conference of the MSBMB & 2nd International Health and Medical Science Conference originally scheduled to be held 12-13th August 2020 at Berjaya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur to 18-19th August 2021.   


The Organising Committee is acutely aware of the disruptions brought on by this crisis and felt that this decision was in the best interest of our members, conference participants and business partners.   


If you have submitted abstracts or registration details prior to this announcement, please contact the conference secretariat at Abstract submission and registration will close for now and reopen in January 2021. We hope that you will maintain your interest to join us next year.


Please visit our conference website at for any further updates to the programme.


​Thank you,

Anthony Ho, PhD

Chair, 45th MSBMB & 2nd IHMSC

The MSBMB Bulletin
The 7th issue (August 2020) of the MSBMB Bulletin is
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