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: December 2020

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 2021 nominations will be announced soon.

Upcoming Conferences 


      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.

18-19 AUGUST 2021

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,


As we weather the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope everyone remains safe and healthy!  As announced previously, our annual conference was postponed from August 2020 to August 2021.  Due to the uncertainty on whether we can safely organise a face to face event in August of 2021, we have decided to proceed with a virtual event instead so that we hold on to our commitment to bring researchers together and that science continues uninterrupted.    


Therefore, I am pleased to announce that the 45th Annual Conference of the MSBMB & 2nd International Health and Medical Science Conference will be held from 18-19th August 2021 as a virtual conference.


Please visit our conference website at for further information.  

​Thank you,

Anthony Ho, PhD

Chair, 45th MSBMB & 2nd IHMSC

Rapid Oral Submission: 1st July 2021 *Extended Deadline*

Poster Presentation Submission: 10 July 2021

MSBMB-Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Hon Kong 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. 

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Mushroom Science Virtual 2021 (MSV2021)

The MSBMB Special Interest Group (SIG)-Mushroom Science is honored to host the 2nd annual Mushroom Science Virtual 2021 (MSV2021) 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 2021

INBIOSIS-MSBMB Webinar Lecture Series 1/2021




















Realising the Full Potential of Electron Cryoscopy

The Institute of System Biology (INBIOSIS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in collaboration with MSBMB had hosted a webinar series on electron cryoscopy. This event was held online on 26th February 2021 (3.00 pm; GMT +8). Attached is the video link of the event for your viewing.

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INBIOSIS-MSBMB Webinar Lecture Series 2/2021



























Link for the Youtube of the presentation:

The MSBMB Bulletin
The 9th issue (April 2021) of the MSBMB Bulletin is