The Asian Federation of Biotechnology Malaysia Chapter International Symposium 2018 (AFOBMCIS 2018) is an inaugural event of Asian Federation of Biotechnology Malaysia Chapter (AFOB-MC). This time, it will be held in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia, led by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) with the support of AFOB-MC, Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). It is also a joint-collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Teknologi Mara Sarawak (UiTM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti of Malaya (UM), International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI).

The AFOBMCIS 2018 is aimed to provide a platform for local and international scientists, academia and industries to present current research findings, sharing ideas and opinions in various biotechnological fields. The theme of the symposium is “Roles of Biotechnology in Sustainable Growth and Development” and covers 12 technical sessions:

 1.       Agricultural and Food Biotechnology

2.       Applied Microbiology

3.       Biopharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology

4.       Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

5.       Bioprocess and Bioseparation Engineering

6.       Bioenergy and Biorefinery

7.       Environmental Biotechnology

8.       Marine Biotechnology

9.       Nanobiotechnology, Biosensors and Biochips

10.   Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology

11.   Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

12.   Bioindustry Promotion and Bioeducation

 A special session for young scientist will also be organized with special award to be presented.

 The symposium will invite prestigious speakers in biotechnology field worldwide to share their knowledge and expertise.

 Along with this symposium, a signing ceremony between AFOB-MC and Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Society of Taiwan (BEST) will also be held after opening ceremony. The AFOB-MC also would like to invite all active AFOB members registered in Malaysia to participate the Annual Grand Meeting to be held during the symposium.

As record, the AFOB-MC had organized the AFOB Regional Symposium 2014 (ARS2014) in Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB2015) in Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. 

Assoc Prof Dr Madihah Md Salleh

Chairman of AFOBMCIS 2018


Prof. Dr. Wen-Chien Lee

Prof. Dr. Wen-Chien Lee

Executive board member (2010-2014), Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) President (2013-2016), the Biochemical Engineering Society of Taiwan (BEST) National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Prof. Dr. Neil C Bruce

Prof. Dr. Neil C Bruce

Centre for Novel Agriculture Product (CNAP) Chair in Biotechnology University of York United Kingdom