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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



Current Issue: April 2024



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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 2024 nominations will be announced soon.



     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 2024 are DUE

Please click this link for more information.

Note: Membership processing time: 8 weeks

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For inquiries, please contact the

Hon. Secretary:

Dr. Adeline Chia Yoke Yin

School of Biosciences
Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences


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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Congress will feature Focused Days:
23rd September - Education & Indigenous Perspectives in Biomolecular Science
24th September - Gene Editing
25th September - RNA Technology
26th September - Climate Change

*Notification of offers will be issued on Tuesday 23 April 2024 allowing successful candidates time to confirm their acceptance, register, make full payment by Friday 31 May 2024 and obtain early bird savings.

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               
 March 2024 *Deadline Extended*
Registration O
pens                       November 2023
Early Bird Registration Closes        31 May 20024

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

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:
Announcement of selected participants: 30 April 2024
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The MSBMB Bulletin

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


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