International Meeting & 42nd Annual Conference

of the MSBMB


In conjunction with the

Joint International Symposium on Animal Cell Technology

A collaboration with the Japanese Association for

Animal Cell Technology (JAACT)

16-17th August 2017

Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar








It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) here in Kuala Lumpur. MSBMB continues its tradition to provide a platform for scientific deliberations among biochemists, molecular biologists and researchers in related fields.


This year, we are honored to hold the conference together with the 3rd Joint International Symposium on Animal Cell Technology (ISACT) in collaboration with the Japanese Association for Animal Cell Technology (JAACT). ISACT is co-chaired with Prof. Tey Beng Ti. On behalf of MSBMB, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to JAACT and Prof. Tey for making this collaboration and joint conference a success.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Young Scientist Network (YSN) of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia for partnering with MSBMB for yet another year to facilitate the Meet-the-Expert Session organized especially for our young and up-coming researchers.

Sincere appreciation also goes to our invited speakers, oral and poster presenters who have all contributed to the success of the meeting today. Not forgetting, our gratitude to exhibitors who have given generously toward realizing the conference.


This year’s event would not have been made possible without the hard work and commitment from members of the Organizing Committee. I hereby sincerely acknowledge their tireless effort to bring this meeting to reality. To all conference participants I wish you a pleasant and rewarding meeting. 

Welcome to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Organising Committee and I are very pleased and encouraged at the overwhelming response by scientists and students to showcase their research at this year’s edition of the conference. This year’s conference is held in conjunction with the 3rd Joint International Symposium on Animal Cell Technology (ISACT) in collaboration with the Japanese Association for Animal Cell Technology (JAACT).  


Few scientific societies in Malaysia have a history of more than four decades of successful continuous existence with 42 years of annual conferences. So, members of MSBMB can truly be proud of their membership in this Society.


I believe that these the two days of scientific deliberation among scientists from different institutions will foster greater avenues for collaboration and instigate new ideas to achieve greater excellence and success in everyone’s research areas. I hope student participants will also find value, not only in the public presentation in showcasing their research findings, but also inspire them to go on to greater heights in forging new paths in scientific discovery.


The plenary, invited, oral, technical talk and poster presentations encompass a wide range of topics that should enrich and broaden the horizons of our knowledge to new discoveries and ideas. Do visit the poster presentation and support our emerging scientific talent. Do take the time to visit the exhibition booths of our sponsors that are showcasing a variety of cutting-edge technology.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our speakers, poster presenters, participants and sponsors for making this edition of the annual MSBMB Conference a great success. I would also like to thank all the members of the Organising Committee who worked tirelessly from the end of last year to make this Conference a reality and did not let setbacks faze them.


I hope that you will have a great scientifically-enriching experience at the Conference.  Thank you.

YSN-ASM MSBMB Young Investigators Award recipients

Yip Chee-Hoo (UKM)

Construction of the Red Pigment Prodigiosin Operons Using a Synthetic Biology Approach


Khong Mei Li (University of Hong Kong)

Polyphosphate: A Mediator of Protein Folding in Osteoblasts


Lew Min Han (USM)

Combined Molecular Adjuvant (CASAC) Enhances Humoral and Cellular Immune Response Against 16kdDa Alpha-Crystalline Tuberculosis Antigen

Best poster awards

Getha Krishnasamy 

Dimeric Sesquiterpene Compound from Wild Basidiomycetes as Promising Agent to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus 


Cho Yeow Koh 

Design and Development of Animal Toxins Into Anticoagulation Drugs


Mohamad Hafizzudin-Fedeli 

Analysis of The Rafflesia cantleyi Mitochondrial Genome 


Norhayati Ismail 

Antitrypanosomal Activity of Plant Extract from Medicinal Plants Used by The Aborigines (Orang Asli) in Peninsular Malaysia 


Siti Zalikha Mohd Ridzuan Jamil 

Friable Callus Induction from Young Leaves of Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.) for Secondary Metabolite Production 


Tong Shi Ruo 

Metabolites Distribution of Water-Extracted Edible Bird‟s Nest Extract Determined by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) 


Yap Wei Yuen 

Features of Six Hydra Actinoporin-Like Toxins in Their Pore Formation Mechanism 


Afiq Adham Abd Rasib 

Sequence Analysis of Terpene Synthase cDNA from Transcriptome Profile of Infected Aquilaria malaccensis 


Shafi Ullah Khan 

On The Pursuit of Identifying New G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor 1 Modulater using Three-Dimensional Shape Searching Method 


Wan Nur Shuhaida Binti Wan Mahadi 

Characterization and Functional Screening of Cold-Adapted Enzymes of Arthrobacter sp. Isolated from Polar Region 




Prof. Dr. Hasidah Sidek     




Prof. Dr Lim Yang Mooi           

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