Normal registration & call for poster abstracts
still open until 5 March 2016!



: New Vistas in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Insights into Life on a Small Planet

9-11 March 2016 (2.5 days)

Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South City, No. 7, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Invitation Note:

Global population growth in the 21st century and earth's limited natural resources present great challenges to all of humanity. This Conference which is co-organised by MSMBB and NAIST, aims to highlight advances in fundamental and applied biological research that may provide answers to a sustainable future. ICMBB will cover advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in Agriculture, Environment & Microbiology, Medicine and Industry.

How to Get There: (

Register ONLINE here!

Registration Fees:

  1. Student: RM550.00
  2. Member: RM650.00
  3. Non-Member: RM750.00
  4. International: USD$250.00

Registration Includes:

  1. Attendance at all conference and poster sessions
  2. Conference materials and bag
  3. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  4. Conference Dinner (9 March 2016, Wednesday)

For Payment Details, please click here.

Full payment should be received by the Secretariat no later than 31 January 2016.

For further enquiries and information, kindly visit our website at or contact ICMBB MSMBB <>

Cancellation of Registration:
Cancellations must be delivered in writing to the Conference Secretariat at least 60 days prior to the conference date. Cancellations within 60 days of the conference date are non-refundable but substitute delegates are allowed with prior written notification to the Conference Secretariat.

Call for Abstracts
The Organising Committee invites submission of abstracts of original current work for oral and poster presentations. Note that oral presentations are open to Principal Investigators and PhD students only. Presenters are invited to submit abstracts not exceeding 200 words in Calibri font size 10. Every abstract will be reviewed and the Presenting Author specified on the abstract submission form will be notified by email if the abstract has been accepted or rejected for oral or poster presentation. Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation in the registration form. Only one oral presentation is allowed per registered participant.Please submit your abstract in English, prepared as described in the Abstract Submission Form, by 31 January 2016 for review and inclusion in the Conference.

For the abstract submission form, please click here.

Oral and Poster (in English)

Key Dates:

  • Abstract & registration deadline: 31 January 2016
  • Acceptance notification: 15 February 2016

Contact Information:

  • Email address for abstract submission: ICMBB MSMBB<>
  • For enquiries:
    • Address:Division of Genetics & Molecular Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Email:ICMBB MSMBB<>

Instruction for SPEAKERS

Instructions for poster presenters:

  • Posters must be prepared in A1 size [610 mm/24 in (w) x 914 mm/36 in (L)]
  • The presenting author must be present during poster viewing sessions



All payments by participants or sponsors can be made via bank draft / cheque / online direct bank account transfer.

Payee : Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Payee’s address : Division of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of
Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Account number : 80-0129293-3
Bank name : CIMB BANK BERHAD (Branch name: Universiti Malaya)
Bank address : Tingkat Bawah, Lot 5270, BangunanPentadbiranBaru, Universiti Malaya, Lembah
Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bank swift code : CIBBMYKL


  1. Only local participants or sponsors can make payments using bank drafts / cheques / online direct bank account transfer.
  2. For foreign participants or sponsors, payments should only be made via online direct bank account transfers.
  3. Full payment should be received by the Secretariat no later than31st January 2016 for participants, and 15th February 2016 for sponsors.

Upon payment, kindly e-mail us a scanned copy of the transaction receipt as proof of payment to:

The Secretariat,
International Conference for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB) in conjunction with the 23rd MSMBB Scientific Meeting.(c/o: Dr. YeohSuat Hui)
Division of Genetics and Molecular Biology,
Institute of Biological Sciences,
Faculty of Science,University of Malaya,
50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For further enquiries and information regarding payment issues, kindly visit our website at contact us

Key for session names: A - Agribiotech& Molecular Biology E - Environmental & Microbiological Biotech & Molecular Biology
I - Industrial Biotech & Molecular Biology M - Medical Biotech & Molecular Biology
S - MSMBB 23rd Scientific Meeting
* Participants will be asked to remain by their posters for judging between 1.00pm to 2.00pm on Days 1 and 2
Confirmed speakers include:
Prof. Dr Hisaji Maki, Nara Institute of Sceince& Technology, Japan (NAIST) / Prof. Dr Takashi Hashimoto, NAIST
Prof. Dr HeribertHirt, Director, Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST / Prof. Dr TakuDemura, NAIST
Prof.Dr Sadequr Rahman, Monash University Malaysia / Prof. Dr Toshiro Ito, NAIST
Prof. Dr Rofina Yasmin Othman, University of Malaya / Prof. Dr Jennifer Ann Harikrishna, University of Malaya
Prof. Dr HasimaNagoor, University of Malaya / Prof. Dr. WickneswariRatnamFASc, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr NoriakiSasai, NAIST / Associate Professor Dr. Chin ChiewFoan, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
Assist Prof. Dr Takaaki Matsui / Assist Prof. Dr Kei Hiruma, NAIST / Assist Prof. Dr Satoko Maki, NAIST
Assist Prof. Dr Eishou Matsuda, NAIST / Dr Lionel In, UCSI University

For Programme Details, please click here.

Information about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the heart of Southeast Asia and the capital city of multi-ethnic Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a busy city with ordered skyscrapers, six-lane highways, colonial architecture, and lots of greenery. Home to the Petronas Twin Towers, it is a shopping paradise with some of Southeast Asia's largest shopping malls, housing the world's top brands, and street markets. Sure, there is a lot of traffic, but turn a corner and the city bursts into exotic life with mosques and temples side-by-side with street markets and towering high rises. Plus, if one needs more reason to love KL there is the food - with thousands of restaurants serving every imaginable type of food to suit every budget. KL only has two seasons - wet or dry. The temperature in KL remains at a fairly constant 28-32C all year round, with high humidity. KL may seem like a small city but visitors often find worthy exploring this multicultural haven and as English is widely spoken (amid a large number of local languages and dialects) it is quite easy to get around.

Suggested accommodation:

Capri by Fraser
No. 5 Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: : +60 3 2386 0888

Local Toll Free: 1800 82 8882


Sponsorship Opportunities on 9 & 10 March 2016:

  1. RM5,000.00: Platinum-booth + coloured back page of the Programme Book (1 booth).
  2. RM4,500.00: Gold-booth + coloured inner front or back page of the Programme Book (2 booths).
  3. RM3,500.00: Silver-booth + black & white fullpage inside the Programme Book (18 booths)
  4. RM1,500.00: Black & white fullpage advertisement inside the Programme Book.

If you would like to sponsor ICMBB 2016, please click here

Organizing Committee:

Chairperson: Professor Dr. Noor Hasima Nagoor
Co-chair: Professor Dr. Hisaji Maki
Head of Scientific Committee: Professor Dr. Jennifer Ann Harikrishna
Professor Dr. Takashi Hashimoto
Head of Sponsors: Associate Professor Dr. Noor Hana Hussain
Professor Dr. Hisaji Maki
Secretary: Dr. Yeoh Suat Hui
Professor Dr. Toshiro Ito
Treasurer: Dr. Lionel In Lian Aun
Professor Dr. Masaaki Umeda
Social & Publicity: Associate Professor Dr. Lau Yee Ling
Dr. Jameel Rabee Al-Obaidi


Professor Dr. Noor Hasima Nagoor (Chair)
Professor Dr. Hisaji Maki (Co-Chair)
Professor Dr. Koh Chong Lek (Correspondence)
Professor Dr. Toshiro Ito
Associate Professor Dr. Hwang Jung Shan (Non-member/MSMBB booth)
Dr. Crystale Lim Siew Ying (Member/MSMBB booth)
Dr. Yeoh Suat Hui (MSMBB booth)
Dr. Lee Wan Sin
Dr. Tan Boon Chin
Dr. Umaiyal A/P Munusamy
Professor Dr. Jennifer Ann Harikrishna (Chair)
Professor Dr. Takashi Hashimoto (Co-Chair)
Professor Dr. Sadequr Rahman
Professor Dr. Heribert Hirt
Associate Professor Dr. Chin Chiew Foan
Associate Professor Dr. Wong Hann Ling
Associate Professor Dr. Wong Pooi Fong
Associate Professor Dr. Mojtaba Khayam Nekouei
Dr. Yap Yun Kiam
Dr. Syarifah Aisyafaznim Sayed Abdul Rahman
Associate Professor Dr. Noor Hana Hussain (Chair)
Professor Dr. Hisaji Maki (Co-Chair)
Associate Professor Dr. Subha Bhassu
Dr. Lim Yat Yuen
Dr. Mazatulikhma Mat Zain
iv.Social & Publicity:
Associate Professor Dr. Lau Yee Ling (Chair)
Dr. Jameel Rabee Al-Obaidi (Co-Chair)
Dr. Mohd Zuwairi Bin Saiman (Technical)
Dr. Zuliana Razali (MC)