45rd Annual General Meeting of the MSBMB
6.00 pm, Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Bronx III (Secretariat Room)
Berjaya Times Square Hotel,
No. 1, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Matters discussed and approved
Minutes of the 44th AGM (15th Aug 2018) were read and passed.
45th MSBMB Annual Report (1st July 2018 - 30th June 2019) was presented and discussed.
The Financial Report for the duration 1st July 2018 - 30th June 2019 was presented and passed.
Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Report was presented.
Proposed amendments to constitution was passed. (See description below)
Standing Orders of the Society was endorsed for the coming year.
Elections for the Executive Committee 2019-2021 was conducted and the new composition of the EXCO are:
President: Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi
Vice-President: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anthony Ho Siong Hock
Hon. Secretary: Dr. Ng Chyan Leong
Hon. Treasurer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Azmi Bin Shaharuddin
Prof. Dr. Sheila Nathan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adeline Chia Yoke Yin
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hwang Jung Shan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fung Shin Yee
Dr. Muhammad Fazril Razif
Approved amendments to Constitution:
A) Description of memberships classes for Honorary Life, Students and Associate members and reorganisation of information into relevant new sections.
B) Term Limit of Office bearers of the Society (not applicable to council member position)
i) The position of President will be limited to 1 term of 2 years in Office. The President upon completing their tenure shall automatically assume the position of Immediate Past President for a further 2 years.
ii) An individual may be elected to the position of Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer for a maximum of 2 terms (4 years in total) in any one position only.
C) Casting of votes for Council elections will be by way of secret ballot. Tabulation of votes will be carried out by scrutinizers that are non-interested parties in the elections.
Notes at AGM:
The AGM agreed that a nominee can only accept nominations for a maximum of 2 positions. In the event a nominee wins both positions, the candidate will choose only 1. For the other position, the next highest polled candidate will be elected in.
A standing order to support the smooth running of elections will be drafted by the EXCO.
MSBMB President - Tan Sri Dato' Kong Hon Kong Award
The MSBMB is pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural MSBMB President - Tan Sri Dato' Kong Hon Kong Award 2019.
Prof. Dr. Sheila Nathan
School of Biosciences and Biotechnology,
Faculty of Science & Technology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Sheila gave the Award Lecture at the 27th FAOBMB & 44th MSBMB Conference 2019 on Thursday, 22nd August 2019, at 11.30 am.
This award was made possible with the generous support of Nirvana Foundation under the leadership of Tan Sri Dato' Kong Hon Kong.
INAUGURAL MSBMB AWARDS!
Call for Nominations for MSBMB Awards 2019
MSBMB President’s Fellowship Award
Download Nomination Form
The recipient of the 2019 MSBMB President's Fellowship Award will be invited to speak at the upcoming 27th FAOBMB & 44th MSBMB Conference in August 2019.
Email nomination forms to with the subject header 'MSBMB Awards'
Submission deadline 31st March 2019
The call for nominations for the MSBMB Research Excellence Awards will be announced in late 2019 to be awarded in 2020.
44th Annual General Meeting of the MSBMB
Wednesday, 15th August 2018
5.00 - 6.30 pm
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong Hotel,
1201, Tower 3, Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC),
Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong,
Minutes of the 43rd AGM (16th Aug 2017) were read and passed.
44th MSBMB Annual Report (1st July 2017 - 30th June 2018) was presented and discussed.
The Financial Report for the duration 1st July 2017 - 30th June 2018 was presented and passed.
New initiatives for the Society and preparations for the upcoming 27th FAOBMB Conference & IM-44th MSBMB Conference were discussed.
43rd MSBMB Annual General Meeting 2017
Date : 15th August 2017
Venue : Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
Time : 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Minutes of the 42nd AGM (15th Aug 2016) were read and passed.
43rd MSBMB Annual Report (1st July 2016 - 30th June 2016) was presented and discussed.
The Financial Report for the duration 1st July 2016 - 30th June 2016 was presented and passed.
Elections for the MSBMB EXCO 2017-2019 was conducted and results presented below. Candidates were voted in by members in attendance. The new EXCO operates with immediate effect.
Meet the new EXCO 2017-2019
Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Sheila Nathan who was elected as the incoming Secretary General for the FAOBMB. She begins her tenure on 1st January 2018.
Prof Sheila is the immediate Past President of the MSBMB serving as the President from 2009 – 2013. She has had a long a distinguished career serving the MSBMB and continues to advise the Society on many issues. We believe that she will go on to distinguish herself at the FAOBMB and further the scientific interests and goals of the region.
Winner of the 2017 MSBMB Annual Conference Fellowship Award
Yip Chee Hoo
Chee Hoo is currently pursuing his PhD at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and presented his work titled 'CONSTRUCTION OF THE RED PIGMENT PRODIGIOSIN OPERONS USING A SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY APPROACH' during the Young Investigators Session at the International Meeting & 42nd Annual Conference of the MSBMB 16-17th August 2017
"I was thrilled to be named the first recipient of the MSBMB Annual Conference Fellowship which enabled me to participate in the 42nd Annual MSBMB Conference held in Kuala Lumpur recently. Receiving the Fellowship also facilitated my participation in the YSN-ASM & MSBMB Young Investigators Session, co-organised with the Young Scientists Network, held on the second day of the conference. In this session, graduate students were given 5 minutes each to present their research findings. I spoke about part of my PhD project and how I was constructing the synthetic operons of the multi-beneficial Serratia prodigiosin using a synthetic biology approach. To my delight, I was awarded the MSBMB-YSN Young Investigator Award slong with Mei-Li Khong from Hong Kong University and Min-Han Lew from Universiti Sains Malaysia. The 2-day conference provided me with excellent opportunities to network with the other participants and scientific company representatives whilst being able to listen to outstanding presentations from renowned Malaysian and international scientists. Furthermore, a breakfast session with 3 prominent principal investigators from USM, UM and UPM also provided lots of insights into staying motivated and passionate in doing science. All in all, my experience at the conference was truly rewarding and satisfying."
By Yip Chee Hoo
March 8th, 2017
The Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology joins in the celebration of International Women's Day to acknowledge the gains made towards gender equality. Achieving gender equality in the world of work is imperative for sustainable development.
MSBMB will continue to strive for empowerment of women by endorsing impartial access and participation for women in society activities. This year's International Women's Day theme focuses on 'Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50:50 by 2030' befits the rapid advances in science and technology and reflects global commitment to end bias at the workplace.
Let us all members of MSBMB help make this dream a reality!
Prof. Dr Hasidah Mohd Sidek
UTAR Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar
PBBMM menyumbangkan RM1,000.00 kepada acara 'Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar' yang dianjurkan oleh UTAR Centre for Cancer Research pada 31hb Mac 2016 di Dewan Serbaguna, Kampus Sungai Long UTAR. Acara ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesedaran pihak awam terhadap pemeriksaan dan pencegahan kanser. Seramai lebih kurang 100 peserta menghadiri seminar tersebut.
Jawatankuasa penganjur bagi 'Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar' dan pameran yang diadakan oleh Institut Kanser Negara
Molecular Medicine Research Day, UM
PBBMM menyumbangkan RM1,700.00 (penaja Platinum) kepada acara 'Molecular Medicine Research Day' yang dianjurkan oleh Jabatan Perubatan Molekul, Fakulti Perubatan, University of Malaya pada 31hb Mei 2016. Seramai 119 staf dan pelajar Universiti menyertai seminar tersebut.
Peserta menghadiri Molecular Medicine Research Day di UM. AJK PBBMM di kaunter PBBMM bagi pengambilan keahlian baru PBBMM.
by Phelim and Yoges, recipients of the MSBMB Travel Fellowship 2015.
43rd Annual General Meeting of the MSBMB
Wednesday, 15 August 2017
5.00 - 7.00 pm
Secretariat Room (Studio 8, Level 4)
Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Hotel,
No 1, Jalan Pantai Jaya Tower 3,
59200 KUALA LUMPUR
MSBMB is now an Adhering Body to IUBMB
The MSBMB is pleased to announce that we have been admitted as a full Adhering Body to the IUBMB effective immediately. This means that the MSBMB will now contribute annual fees to the IUBMB and in return our society and members will enjoy all benefits of association with IUBMB.
These include the oportunity to compete for the Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships, Mid-Career Research Fellowships, IUBMB-FEBS Trans-Youth Travel Fellowships and participation in advanced schools and symposia.
More information about benefits of IUBMB membership can be found here
The MSBMB is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. Saad Tayyab as Chief Editor and Dr Noor Azmi Shaharuddin as Managing Editor to the Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MJBMB)
Prof. Dr. Saad Tayyab
Dr. Noor Azmi Shaharuddin
Theme: The theme for the Congress is “Current Excitements in Biochemistry and Medicine”.
MSBMB-YSP Travel Fellowship 2015
The MSBMB is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the 2015 MSBMB-YSP Travel Fellowship to attend the Young Scientist Programme and the 14th FAOBMB Congress in Hyderabad, India 24-30th November 2015.
1) Dr. Phelim Yong
2) Dr. Yogeswaran Lokanathan
Tissue Engineering Centre
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
3 other MSBMB members received FAOBMB Travel Fellowships to attend the Congress. They are:
1) Dr Chua Lin Lin
2) Dr Yap Wei Hsum
3) Ms Nor Kamalia Bt Zahari
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
40th Annual Conference of the MSBMB
10-11 June 2015
110 participants, 8 exhibitors, 3 plenary, 6 invited, 16 oral, 1 technical talk and 47 posters!
Plus an evening of fun and laughter at the High Tea 2015
26th Intervarsity Biochemistry
16 May 2015
Monash University Malaysia hosted the 26th edition of the Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar
Young Scientist Travel Fellowship FAOBMB 2012 (Bangkok)
Inspiring experience by Young Scientist Program FAOBMB 2012 in Bangkok
By Lee Kah Heng, PhD