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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


E-ISSN 2600-9005


Published 3 times a year

MSBMB Newsletter 

Current Issue: August 2023

EXCO Section  

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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 2023 nominations will be announced soon.

Upcoming Conferences 


      18-19 October 2023


      22-25 November 2023

      Bangkok, Thailand

       9 December 2023

       Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

       22-26 September 2024

     Melbourne, Austalia

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


For inquiries, please contact the

Hon. Secretary:

Dr. Fung Shin Yee

Department of Molecular Medicine
Universiti Malaya


Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar 2023


The Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar (IBS) is a scientific seminar that consist of participants from all local and private universities in collaboration with the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB). The 33rd annual seminar is themed "Biochemistry From Molecules to Life"

This year's edition will be hosted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Date: 9th December 2023
Time: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Location: Auditorium PERMA
TApintar, Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara

IBS is a platform for undergraduates to exhibit and present their final year research projects while exchanging ideas, experiences and knowledge with their peers.

Students can choose to participate as an Oral or Poster Presenter, with prizes for the best presentations in each category.

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Industry Engagement: IKA Factory Visit and Workshop

In the lead up to MSBMB's 50th Golden Jubilee celebrations, our society has teamed up with our industry partners to organise various workshops and events.

The first event will be in collaboration with IKA Malaysia, who hasgraciously granted us access to their factory for members and students for a behind-the-scenes perspective of their production line, as well as a career talk on life in industry.
This site visit is open to the first 60 registrants.
Registration closes on 14th November 2023


Download the PDF here for more information and registration link.
Alternatively you can click here to register 
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2024 IRB-Target Programme

Co-funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Work Programme, IRB-TARGET is offering 5 four-year fellowships for the academic year 2024-2025 for researchers interested in carrying out their PhD projects.

IRB-TARGET is aimed at talented young scientists from the national and international community who wish to undertake a doctoral degree in biomedicine. We encourage applications from highly motivated graduates with outstanding qualifications in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, pharmacology, computational biology, or related fields. Successful candidates will join research groups headed by top-level scientists and will carry out their research in cutting-edge fields of biomedicine in a stimulating environment.

The deadline for applications is 15:00 CET on 15 December 2023.

For further information, please visit our website or alternatively contact us at

The MSBMB Bulletin

The 16th issue (August 2023) of the MSBMB Bulletin is


26th IUBMB-17th FAOBMB Congress

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:

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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