Dear MSMBB Members,
It is my distinct honor and privilege to begin my term as president of the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) from 2019 to 2021. I express my sincere gratitude for the selfless dedication of all of our committees; under the leadership of the past president, A/P Dr. M.S.Kanthimathi and outstanding staff, MSMBB is in very good shape. Fortunately, for all of us, Dr. Kanthimathi will continue to serve as an officer of the society for an additional year, in the role of past-president. I am especially grateful that I will be able to rely on her wise counsel during my term. She deserves an enormous thank you from all of us.
Prof Dr. Khatijah Yusoff, Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (APJMBB), Dr. Suet Lin Chia, Managing editor are doing wonderful jobs of overseeing our journal, APJMBB. Indeed, all of the editors and editorial board members deserve a big thank for their hard work to the society and the scientific community overall. A/P Dr. Crystale Lim Siew Ying, the chairperson of International Conference on Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICBMBB 2019) deserves hearty congratulations for assembling an incredibly successful annual conference in UCSI Kuala Lumpur. MSMBB sponsored UM Genetics Golden Jubilee Celebration, a Designing Drugs Workshop and a 5-day workshop "Current Tools to Combat Malaria- with Special Focus on Plasmodium knowlesi" in year 2018-2019.
Just because the MSMBB is doing well doesn’t mean that we can’t do even better. One of our top goal for the next two years is to try to address the needs of communities by providing EduSTEM grant to improve the quality of education, life, health and wellbeing. We have already started to plan our annual conference and seminar series. We would also love to hear from you if you would like our help in sponsoring a workshop/event/seminar. MSMBB also organizes events to cater for the non-scientist individuals and the general public.
MSMBB’s vision is to promote collaboration among scientists in the field of molecular biology, cellular biology and biotechnology in research, education, training and publications. We are devoted to expand and improve scientific training, mentorship, sharing of scientific findings and establish important contacts to facilitate scientific exchange and collaboration. So, thank you for your continued support, and please don’t hesitate to share your idea and thinking which will make us even better.