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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

(MJBMB)

E-ISSN 2600-9005

SCOPUS-Indexed

Published 3 times a year

MSBMB Newsletter 

Current Issue: December 2023

EXCO Section  

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MSBMB AWARDS

MSBMB-Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong Research Excellence Award 2020

- Prof. Dr. Tan Wen Siang

MSBMB President - Tan Sri Dato' Kong Hon Kong Award 2019

- Prof. Dr. Sheila Nathan

Call for 2024 nominations will be announced soon.

Upcoming Conferences 

               ​​​​

     14 - 15 August 2024

     Four Points by Sheraton Puchong

     Selangor, Malaysia

       22-26 September 2024

     Melbourne, Australia

       20-22 September 2024

     Melbourne, Australia

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 2023 are DUE

Please click this link for more information.

Note: Membership processing time: 8 weeks

International Meeting - 48th Annual Conference of MSBMB
 
The Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) is pleased to invite you to participate in the International Meeting - 48th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and  Molecular Biology (MSBMB), to be held on the 14th and 15th August 2024. This year also marks the 50th Golden Jubilee of the MSBMB.

This international scientific meeting brings together researchers from different disciplines related to biochemistry, molecular biology, health and plant biology to deliberate on exciting new research findings and exchange ideas with the prospect of fostering new partnerships, collaborations and joint projects. The theme of this year's conference is 'Research Frontiers for Future Discoveries and Applications'.

IM-MSBMB48 will be held as a physical conference, with participation of
 three of our Special Interests Groups: Mushroom Science, Structural Biology, and Natural Products . We hope the conference will be a great success and an enjoyable experience for all participants. We look forward to meeting you at the event in August.

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PORTALS ARE NOW OPEN

IUBMB News

For inquiries, please contact the

Hon. Secretary:


Dr. Fung Shin Yee

Department of Molecular Medicine
Universiti Malaya


Email: syfung@ummc.edu.my

The 2024 FAOBMB Award for Research Excellence: Call for Nominations
 
The call for nominations for the FAOBMB Award for Research Excellence 2024 is now open. Starting in 2011, the FAOBMB Award for Research Excellence is awarded annually to a distinguished biochemist or molecular biologist, based on work carried out predominantly within the FAOBMB region. The work should reflect excellence of scientific contributions to the field and sustained research productivity.

ABOUT THE FAOBMB Award for Research Excellence 2024
Nominees must be members of one of the FAOBMB constituent Societies or Groups with at least two years of continuous membership immediately prior to the nomination. The award winner will receive the award and citation fr
om the FAOBMB President and present his or her work as the FAOBMB Research Excellence Award Lecture in a plenary session at the 26th IUBMB/17th FAOBMB Congress to be held in Melbourne, Australia during 22 - 26 September 2024. The award winner will receive complimentary registration for the FAOBMB Congress as well as receiving an award and an honorarium of USD3000 provided by FAOBMB and sponsors. A travel / accommodation allowance of up to USD2000 will also be provided. 

Details can be found in the two attached files, which can shortly be accessed from the FAOBMB Webpage at: www.faobmb.com under the "Awards" Tab.

Please submit nominations no later than 15 March 2024 (1700 hrs GMT+8)
via email to:

Professor Sheila Nathan
Secretary General of FAOBMB

Email: sheilanathan2023@gmail.com
The 2024 FAOBMB Young Scientist Awards: 
Call for Nominations


The call for nominations for the FAOBMB Young Scientist Awards 2024 is NOW OPEN. There will be two awards according to the terms of the donation by Professor Yasuhiro Anraku in establishing these prestigious Young Scientist Awards: one each for the best male and the best female biochemist or molecular biologists in the FAOBMB region.

Please note that the applicants must be no more than 35 years of age at the closing date for applications, 15 March 2024. For this purpose, the date of birth of applicants must be not earlier than 16 March 1989.

The successful YSA applicants will receive awards of USD2,000 and an exemption of the Congress registration fee. The awardees will each give an oral presentation on their research at a special session of the Congress. In addition, the awardees will be invited to join the Young Scientist Program which will be held prior to the Congress.

Please submit nominations no later than 15 March 2024 (1700 hrs GMT+8)
via email to:

Professor Sheila Nathan
Secretary General of FAOBMB

Email: sheilanathan2023@gmail.com
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Registration for the 26th IUBMB-17th FAOBMB Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 22-26 September 2024 is now open. 
 
Biomolecular Horizons 2024, incorporating the 26th IUBMB-17th FAOBMB Congress, will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 22-26 September 2024.

More details of this Congress can be found on the Congress website at: www.bmh2024.com.


The Young Scientist Program (YSP2024), will also take place in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia from 20-22 September 2024. Applications are now open for YSP2024.

Key dates:
Call for Abstracts Opens               October 2023     
Call for Abstracts Closes               12 March 2024
Registration O
pens                       November 2023
Early Bird Registration Closes        31 May 20024

YSP2024 Applications Open           1 September 2023
YSP2024 Applications Close           29 February 2024
































 
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Young Scientist Program 2024 (YSP2024) Fellowships
























The Biomolecular Horizons 2024: Discover, Create, Innovate Organising Committee are delighted to invite early career researchers to participate in the Young Scientist Program (YSP2024), taking place in the Macedon Ranges, Australia from Friday 20- Sunday 22 September 2024.  

YSP2024 will bring together outstanding PhD candidates and early career researchers (<10 years post-PhD) from the FAOBMB region and IUBMB member countries for a 2-day scientific and networking program, prior to the Biomolecular Horizons 2024: Discover, Create, Innovate Congress. 

During the 2-day scientific and networking program, the outstanding young scientists will have the opportunity to disseminate their research to an international audience, build their global network with peers, and promote their scientific career. As well as presentations from all participants, YSP2024 will include extensive networking opportunities and career-focused workshops. All participants will receive a Travel Fellowship to support their participation at both YSP2024 and Biomolecular Horizons 2024: Discover, Create, Innovate. 

The MSBMB is a proud to support 3 awards (USD 1,000.00 each), for YSP applicants to the upcoming YSP2024.

Expected number of awards:
35 participants

Key Dates:
Open for applications: 
1 September 2023                                                   
Deadline for application submission:
29 February 2024
Announcement of selected participants: 30 April 2024
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FAOBMB Education Special Travel Fellowships

On behalf of FAOBMB, we invite you to apply for the FAOBMB Education Special Travel Fellowships, to attend the 17th FAOBMB Congress, Melbourne (Australia) on the 22-26 September 2024 and participate in the Education Day Symposium (23 September 2024) (Funded by IUBMB): "Bioscience Education for a Sustainable Future".

The specific objectives of the FAOBMB Education Special Travel Fellowships Scheme are:
i. to improve research skills, innovative educational practice and collaboration on biochemistry and molecular biology education;
ii. to enable the Fellowship recipient to gain a wider exposure to, and deeper appreciation of, research and scholarship in biochemistry and molecular biology education at an advanced international level.

The FAOBMB Education Special Travel Fellowships are available to applicants who hold a position of researcher/educationist and are actively engaged in teaching and learning programs in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology in an FAOBMB member country.  Applicants must hold a PhD or Masters degree or equivalent and be within 15 years of completion of their postgraduate degree. All awardees must give an oral presentation about their Education research work at the 17th FAOBMB Congress.

Note: PhD candidates are not normally eligible for the Award of an Education Special Travel Fellowship, applications may be considered from exceptional PhD candidates whose topic is educational research or scholarship in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology, in addition to their being actively engaged in teaching and learning programs at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.

Key dates for FAOBMB Education Special Travel Fellowships 2024
·     Fellowship Application submission deadline:
30th April 2024
·     Successful candidates will be announced by: 7th June 2024

Benefits
1. Registration fee waiver for the 17th FAOBMB Congress.
2. Travel grant that contributes towards a return airfare (economy class) from the applicant’s place of residence and accommodation during the 17th FAOBMB Congress. 

Application Form and Guidelines can be found at the FAOBMB website:
https://faobmb.com/fellowships/education-special-travel-fellowships/
The Submission process is detailed within the Application Form


For further information: 
Professor Rasika Perera, Chair FAOBMB Fellowships Committee
rasika@sjp.ac.lk
The MSBMB Bulletin

The 17th issue (December 2023) of the MSBMB Bulletin is

OUT NOW!
 

 
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