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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




  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 2024 are DUE

Please click this link for more information.

Note: Membership processing time: 8 weeks


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




     14 - 15 August 2024

     Four Points by Sheraton

     Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

     22-26 September 2024

     Melbourne, Australia

     20-22 September 2024

     Melbourne, Australia


For inquiries, please contact:


Honorary Secretary
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adeline Chia Yoke Yin

School of Biosciences
Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences


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FINAL EXTENSION: 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, as well as a Special Session:
Biosciences Education. 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.


1 Lecturer + 1 Student = RM1,100 (MSBMB Member) / RM1,300 (Non-Member)

5x Students = RM1,300 (Single Day Access) / RM2,600 (Two Days Access)

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50th Golden Jubilee Gala Dinner
To all Members and Industry Partners

The Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) is excited to invite you to join us at the Four Points by Sheraton Puchong to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MSBMB, our Golden Jubilee, at a special Gala Dinner to be held on 14th August 2024 (6.00PM - 8.00PM). The theme of this special occasion is "Golden Gala", so come dressed to impress in all things black, metallic and gold.

Please RSVP
HERE by Friday 4th August 2024. 
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Call for Nominations: MSBMB President’s - Tan Sri Dato' Kong Hon Kong Award 2024

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations towards the MSBMB President’s - Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong Award 2024.

The MSBMB President’s - Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong Award is awarded to a distinguished biochemist or molecular biologist who has made important contributions to the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the national and international level as evident through their track record. 

The track record should reflect excellence in scientific contributions to the field and sustained research productivity.

The winner of the MSBMB President’s - Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong Award will receive an honorarium of RM5000, a trophy, a certificate of achievement and induction as a Life Member of MSBMB.

The recipient of the Award will give the MSBMB President’s - Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong Award Lecture at the 48th MSBMB Conference in August 2024.

The Nomination Form should be submitted by the proposer or the seconder via email to with the subject header as "MSBMB Awards". Please refer to the Guidelines for more information.

Nominations must be received by 15th April 2024.

ORDER NOW: Limited Edition MSBMB Merchandise

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the MSBMB is launching a Limited Edition Collection for you to commemorate this momentous event. Proceeds from sales of our merchandise will benefit our MSBMB Science Outreach programmes.

Don't miss out on these must have essentials!

           Kindly fill in your details HERE to secure the items as stock is limited. 
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FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference 2024


The FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference is an international, interdisciplinary 3-day event entirely organized for and by young researchers – PhD students and postdocs – from the molecular life sciences disciplines, bringing together up to 300 young participants from all
over the world.

From experts in biomedical research to outreach activities with local citizens, and from useful workshops to alternative career chats with scientists, this event has been fully planned and organized by young scientists thinking about the research interests, career needs, and networking preferences of young researchers.

The 2024 conference will be held from 4th- 6th December at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University Singapore in Singapore.

The conference comprises of three main parts:

  1. A scientific symposium that explores the latest research and pioneering through short talks, flash talks and posters, developments in biomedical research, and allows young scientists to present their work.

  2. Activities focused on career development, with a Career Day that includes workshops, career chats with professionals, and a job fair.

  3. Diverse outreach activities in Singapore, to engage with the general public and give stakeholders a voice on biomedical discoveries.


The profound impact of Artificial Intelligence on biomedical and healthcare research is being explored by researchers worldwide. This has inspired the theme "Artificial Intelligence – Reshaping Biomedical and Healthcare Research".


The event will bring together researchers from different fields to learn about the critical role AI plays in advancing biomedical sciences and healthcare. The two-day scientific symposium features keynote speakers from different fields including metabolic diseases, population and global health, respiratory and infectious diseases, neuroscience and mental health, and skin disease and wound repair. They will help us learn more about the interplay between artificial intelligence and biomedical sciences with plenty of facetime to network and discuss their findings.


Several renowned keynote speakers from different fields will share their expertise and experience in four sessions:

  • Metabolic Diseases, Population and Global Health, with Jingmei Li (Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore)

  • Respiratory and Infectious diseases, with Namkug Kim (University of Ulsan College of Medicine, South Korea) and Halima Bensmai (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar).

  • Neuroscience and Mental Health, with Woo-Young Ahn (Seoul National University,

  • Skin Disease and Wound Repair, with Zongyuan Ge (Monash University, Australia) and Reiko Tanaka (Imperial College London, UK).

Additionally, the third day of the conference will be entirely dedicated to professional development. Participants will have the chance to broaden their horizons and expand their capabilities through three complementary career activities: insightful discussions with experts from different career paths in the alternative career chats section, workshops aimed at building new skills, and a job fair hosting potential employment options

Early bird registration is now open and there are many travel grants available! The deadline for the travel grants and short talk application is 31st July. The early bird registration fee is S$225 and it includes the conference dinner on 5th December.

We encourage abstract submissions from all areas of Life Sciences and Biochemistry for the 3rd FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE International Molecular Biosciences Conference. REGISTER now and don’t miss your place in Singapore!

The Scientific Organizing Committee
The MSBMB Bulletin

The 18th issue (April 2024) of the MSBMB Bulletin is


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