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* Entrance Fee of RM20 is chargeable to first time applicants for all membership categories except for student membership.

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President's Message

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.

 

Yee Ling

 

Abstract Nanomaterial Biocompatibility and Antimicrobial Effects on Escherichia coli

Nanomaterial Biocompatibility and Antimicrobial Effects on Escherichia coli

Fahmi Sanober, Siti Khadijah Ahmad,Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim*

Department of Biochemical and Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, 50728 Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

* Author for correspondence: Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim
Department of Biochemical and Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, 50728 Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: + 60 3 6196 Ext: 6563; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Abstract.

We studied the effects of cultivating E. coli with nanomaterials involved in biosensor development. E. coli were cultured separately with each of these nanomaterials in Luria-Bertani broth medium. Bacterial growth curves were plotted by measuring optical density over a period of 12 hours, after which time bacterial cell dry weight was measured. After 12 hours of incubation, optical density was 0.588, 0.983, and 0.633 and cell dry weight was 4.6 × 10-3 g/ml, 4.9 × 10-3 g/ml, and 4.1 × 10-3 g/ml for bacteria cultivated in the presence of CNTs, AgNPs, and AuNPs respectively, suggesting that these nanomaterials have bactericidal or antimicrobial properties. On the other hand, graphene oxide (GO) does not have intrinsic bactericidal, cytotoxic, and/or antibacterial properties and greatly enhances bacterial growth. These findings advance our knowledge concerning the properties of nanomaterials and can guide the selection of appropriate nanomaterials for the fabrication of the transducer layer of a biosensor.

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Abstract The Effect of CO2 Concentrations and the Injection Strategy on Synechococcus sp. PCC7002 Culture

The Effect of CO2 Concentrations and the Injection Strategy on Synechococcus sp. PCC7002 Culture

Azlin Suhaida Azmi* , Azura Amid, Noor Illi Mohamad Puad, Parveen Jamal

Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur.

* Author for correspondence: Azlin Suhaida Azmi
Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-619 66547 Fax: +603-6196 4442

 

Abstract.

Photosynthetic microorganism such as cyanobacteria emerge attractive due to its diverse potential uses in the biotechnology field. It is also useful for CO2 sequestration and biofuel production. However different CO2 concentrations supplied to the culture affect cell growth and lipid production in different ways. This paper focuses on the influences of CO2 concentrations (i.e. 15%(v/v) to 30% (v/v)), which was supplied for 30 minutes every day (i.e. total of 7 days of experiment duration) to the culture system, on the growth of Synechococccus sp. (PCC 7002 strain), total lipid production, culture pH and CO2 removal. The results showed that the highest growth and total lipid were obtained when the culture was supplied with 15%(v/v) and 30%(v/v) of CO2, respectively. The CO2 removal was decreasing when the concentration was at 30%(v/v). Finally, the pH of cultures reduced as the CO2 concentration increased.

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Abstract Production Of Fused Protein Consisting Of Vp2 From Infectious Bursal Disease Virus And Hn From Newcastle Disease Virus In Escherichia Coli

Production Of Fused Protein Consisting Of Vp2 From Infectious Bursal Disease Virus And Hn From Newcastle Disease Virus In Escherichia Coli

Muhammad N.A.A.N.1, *Ahmad-Raus R.2, Amin N.M.3, Syamsiah A. S.4, Bakar F.D.A.5, Ghazali M.S.1

1Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia
3Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Serdang, Malaysia
4Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Malaysia
5School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National University of Malaysia


* Author for correspondence: Raha Ahmad-Raus
Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, Selangor
Tel.:+603-61964588 E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Abstract.

Viral protein 2 (VP2) of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) are viral surface proteins which contain epitopes that are able to induce neutralizing antibodies for protection against Newcastle disease and infectious bursal disease. In the present study, recombinant fused protein consisting of VP2 and partial HN protein was produced. The fused protein was made by fusing VP2 gene to full length (flHN) and partial HN (pHN) gene, separately and cloned it into pRSETB expression vector. The recombinant construct is then transformed into E. coli BL21 (DE3) for production of the fused protein. The fused VP2-pHN protein was successfully produced in E. coli BL21 (DE3) strain with the size of 75 kDa detected by anti-His monoclonal antibody via Western blot analysis.

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Abstract A Review of Anticancer, Antitumor, and Antioxidant of Clinacanthus nutans

A Review of Anticancer, Antitumor, and Antioxidant of Clinacanthus nutans

Khairun Najwa Zakaria1, Azura Amid2* and Parveen Jamal2

1Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kuliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Bioprocess and Molecular Engineering Research Unit, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


* Author for correspondence: Azura Amid
Bioprocess and Molecular Engineering Research Unit, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Abstract.

Clinacanthus nutans (CN) often use as herbal remedies complementary. The extracts from its dried leaves have been used traditionally to treat disease such as anti-venom for a snake / insect bite and reduce mild fever. A literature search showed that the ethanol extract of CN demonstrated an antioxidant activity and exhibited a protective effect against free radical. Experimental evidence confirmed that CN extract is used in treating tumor and cancer since it showed anticancer and anti-proliferative properties in vitro and in vivo. CN bioactive compounds demonstrated cytotoxic, anti-proliferative and antioxidant properties against cultured cancer cell lines, suggesting that CN is a suitable alternative for cancer prevention or treatment. CN is a good subject to be studied in the anticancer discovery area and hold great potential for being exploited as a chemopreventive drug since it possesses encouraging results with all the in vivo and in vitro tests carried out by many researchers.

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