The Asian Federation of Biotechnology Malaysia Chapter International Symposium 2019 (AFOBMCIS 2019) is one of the events organised by Asian Federation of Biotechnology Malaysia Chapter (AFOB-MC). This year, this reputable event will be held at The Everly Putrajaya, Malaysia, led by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and help by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Teknologi Mara Sarawak (UiTM).

The AFOBMCIS 2019 aims 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 “Biotechnology for Sustainability and Social Well Being”, which 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 researchers will also be organized with special award to be presented.

Besides, the symposium will invite prestigious speakers in biotechnology field worldwide to share their knowledge and expertise and allow networking among the participants.

As record, the AFOB-MC had organized the AFOB Regional Symposium 2014 (ARS2014) in Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB2015) in Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur and AFOBMCIS 2018 in Pullman Kuching, Sarawak.

We would like to welcome all the participants in biotechnology area to share your findings and ideas for our sustainability and social wellbeing.

See you!

Prof Dr Suraini Abd Aziz






Professor Dr Tai Hyun Park
School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University
Professor and Head of School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University
Presentation Title: Magnetic bacteria & stem cell research  
Professor Dr Ari Sadanandom
Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, UK
Professor in the Department of Biosciences, Durham University
Presentation Title: Plant diseases and pathogen


Dr Nashrul Fazli Bin Mohd Nasir
Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Professor Dr Sung Ok Han
Korea University, South Korea
Professor Dr Kenji Sakai
Kyushu University, Japan
Professor Dr Polkit Sangvanich
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Professor Dr Yoshihito Shirai
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Dr Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan
University Malaysia Sabah
Assoc Prof Dr Penjit Srinophakun
Kasetsart University, Thailand
Assoc Prof Dr Nor Azman Kasan
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia



Dr Soo Peng Koh, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Assoc Prof Dr Noorjahan BanuUniversiti Putra Malaysia

Dr Nahrul Hayawin Zainal, Malaysian Palm Oil Board

Assoc Prof Dr Norjan Yusof, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Assoc Prof Dr Vichai Leelavatcharamas, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Dr Zetty Nohana Balia Yusof, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Dr Nadiah Sulaiman, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, UKM

Assoc Prof Ir Dr Pau Loke Show, University of Nottingham, Malaysia

Dr Che Azura Che Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia

 Assoc Prof Dr Tzann-Shun Hwang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Prof Dr John Chi-Wei Lan, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 

Dr Nur Syakina Jamali, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Dr Wan Abd Al-Qadr Imad Wan Mohtar, Universiti Malaya

Dr Abdul Rasheed Pathath, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Dr Norhayati Ramli, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Dr Siti Sarah Othman, Universiti Putra Malaysia