MSMBB Executive Council Members (2019-2021)

President

Dr. Lau Yee Ling

Dr. Lau Yee Ling
Associate Professor

Department of Parasitology,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
(Malaria, molecular parasitology)

Vice President

Dr. Crystale Lim Siew
                    Ying

Dr. Crystale Lim Siew Ying
Associate Professor

Department of Biotechnology,
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
UCSI University,
56000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
(Gene expression, host-pathogen interaction, antibiotic resistance, tumorigenesis)

Honorary Secretary

Dr. Wang Seok Mui

Dr. Wang Seok Mui
Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
Sungai Buloh Campus,
47000 Selangor, Malaysia.
(Virology, Molecular Diagnostics)

Honorary Treasurer

Dr. Amirah Amir

Dr. Amirah Amir
Senior Lecturer

Department of Parasitology,
Faculty of Medicine,
Universiti Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Medical Parasitology, Malaria, Malaria culture, Anopheles colonization)


Executive Council Members

Dr. Boon Chin Tan

Dr. Boon Chin Tan
Senior Lecturer

Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR)
Level 3, Research Management and Innovation Complex,
University of Malaya,
Lembah Pantai,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Plant molecular biology, Proteomics, Metabolic engineering)
 
 

Executive Council Members

Dr. Siti Sarah Othman

Dr. Siti Sarah Othman
Associate Professor


Department of Cell and Molecular Biology,
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor, Malaysia.
(Infection & Immunity, Bacterial pathogenesis, Microbiology, Molecular Biology)

 
 

Executive Council Members

Dr. Tang Thean
                    Hock

Dr. Tang Thean Hock
Professor

Advanced Medical & Dental Institute,
13200 Bertam, Kepala Batas,
Penang, Malaysia.
(RNA-Biology, Nucleic Acid Aptamer, Mol. Diagnostic)
 


Co-opted Council Members

Dr.
                Jeremy Ryan De Silva

Dr. Jeremy Ryan De Silva
Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Parasitology,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
(Malaria, molecular parasitology)

Co-opted Council Members

Dr. Pui Liew
                Phing

Dr. Pui Liew Phing
Assistant Professor

Department of Food Science with Nutrition,
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
UCSI University,
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Food biotechnology, fruit processing, probiotics, edible film, encapsulation )


Ex-Officio

Dr. M.S.Kanthimathi

Dr. M.S.Kanthimathi
Associate Professor

Department of Molecular Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
(Natural products, Antioxidants, Free radicals, Biochemistry)

 

General Info

Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) - Promoting Scientific Advancement

MSMBB is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1988, with the following objectives:

  1. to promote communication among scientists in the field of molecular biology, cellular biology and biotechnology in Malaysia
  2. to contribute to the advancement of molecular biology, cellular biology and biotechnology
  3. to promote collaboration with other related organizations in the areas of research, education, training and publications.

To achieve the objectives, MSMBB organizes scientific meeting, seminars, lecture series, and workshops. These events target participation from diverse background and are usually organised in collaboration with academic and research institutions. Whilst scientific meetings and seminars usually attract those inclined towards science -- academics, entrepreneurs, students and the like -- MSMBB also organizes events to cater for the non-scientist individuals and the general public. One such example is a workshop entitled "Dissecting the Myth of the Frankenfoods" which was specifically organised for people in the media industry. The workshop enabled participants to have a closer look and experience in cloning and DNA manipulation with hands on sessions, and at the end of the day have better understanding of the underlying principles of the production of GMOs. This workshop was organised by Dr Tan Siang Hee of UPM, and was generously sponsored by US Department of Energy. MSMBB also co-organised a workshop with UCSI University on “Designing Drugs Workshop: Predictions, Assays and Applications” and sponsored a workhop on "Current Tools to Combat Malaria- with Special Focus on Plasmodium knowlesi" by University of Malaya.

Another significant accomplishment of MSMBB in the effort to promote molecular biology and biotechnology is the introduction of two prestigious awards for scientific achievement. The first is the Young Researchers Awards for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology which is intended for young aspiring scientist, and awarded based on research projects conducted by undergraduate students for their B.Sc. project. The award are presented annually, thanks to the generous sponsorships of Promega (Research Instruments), BBraun and Sartorius.

The second award is the MSMBB-AppliedBiosystems Award (three guesses on who the sponsor is). This is a prestigous award presented to a scientist in recognition of his or her original and outstanding contributions to molecular biology and biotechnology in Malaysia. The first recipient of the award was the eminent Professor Dr. Koh Chong Lek in recognition for his lifetime contributions towards the development of molecular biology in this country.

The Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) provides EduSTEM grant fund activities which aligned with several UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as to improve the quality of education, life, health and wellbeing.

 

 

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About MSMBB

We are a non-profit organisation that was established in 1988 to promote molecular biology and biotechnology.

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Next Event

3rd International Conference on Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

in conjunction with the 26th  Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (MSMBB) & UCSI University's 2nd Applied Science Symposium

Organized by MSMBB & UCSI University

FOSTERING INNOVATION THROUGH RESEARCH

24-25th April 2019, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur

Visit http://bit.ly/3rdICMBB 

 

 

Contacts Us

For general information about MSMBB, including registration, please contact us at:

  Department of Parasitology,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
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