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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 


       23-24 August 2023

       Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      5 September 2023


      18-19 October 2023


      22-25 November 2023

      Bangkok, Thailand

For inquiries, please contact the

Hon. Secretary:

Dr. Fung Shin Yee

Department of Molecular Medicine
Universiti Malaya


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


30th FAOBMB Conference - 8th Conference of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Section

Abstract submission deadline extended to 15th AUGUST 2023 

The 30th Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) Conference will be held at the Centara Grand Hotel, Central Plaza Ladprao, in Bangkok, during 22-25 November 2023. Hosted by BMB Thailand together with the Departments of Biochemistry of Faculty of Science of three major universities, namely, Chulalongkorn, Kasetsart and Mahidol University, the Conference’s theme is “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the New Normal Era”.

The 30th FAOBMB Conference will be held in conjunction with the 8th BMB Conference, as a special event in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of BMB Thailand. Organized fully onsite after the long break of COVID-19 pandemic, the three and a half day conference will offer a series of plenary and invited lectures, symposia, workshop, posters and oral presentations, including exhibition and technical talks. This will provide an excellent platform for scientists, researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs to share experiences, to promote creative discussion, as well as to build and strengthen their networks.

Renowned scientists invited to give stimulating lectures include Sir Gregory Winter – the 2018 Nobel Laureate, Prof. Merlin Crossley, Prof. George Fu Gao, Prof. Yukiko Gotoh, Prof. David Craik, and Prof. Pimchai Chaiyen – to mention but a few. Winners of FAOBMB Research and Entrepreneur Awards, and BMB Thailand Award will also present their award-winning achievements.

In addition, an IUBMB-FAOBMB Education Symposium in the theme of “Lifelong Learning for the Changing World in Biochemistry” will be held during the Conference. This will cover a plenary lecture from Prof. Uri Alon, a symposium and a workshop.

Fellowships to attend the conference are available, such as the FAOBMB Travel Fellowships, FAOBMB Education Travel Fellowships for members of the FAOBMB Constituent Societies, as well as BMB Thailand Fellowships.

Young Scientist Progra
Recognizing the important roles of the younger generation, a special Young Biochemists and Molecular Biologists Program will be organized as a pre-conference activity. This exciting 3-day program held at Mahidol University will provide a venue for young scientists to expand their perspectives through the inspiring talks given by renowned scientists (including Nobel laureate, Sir Gregory Winter), and for developing international networks for their future career. Graduate students, researchers or academic staffs (within 5 years of completion of their M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree) can apply for this activity at no extra cost; however, the successful applicants must register and submit abstract/proceedings at the 30th FAOBMB / 8th BMB conference.
Mushroom Science Virtual 2023

The MSBMB Special Interest Group (SIG)-Mushroom Science, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology (UK) Southeast Asia Branch, is deeply honored to host the 4th Annual Mushroom Science Virtual 2023 (MSV2023) meeting on th 18-19 October 2023 (2.00pm - 5.00pm; GMT +8)

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.

We welcome your participation and look forward to seeing you in October!

The MSBMB Bulletin

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


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