The ICMSM2017 took place at Hotel Bangi Putrajaya, built atop Bandar Baru Bangi’s highest peak, surrounded by lush tropical greenery and serene environment. With the theme “Integrate, innovate, translate: Microbiology in a dynamic world”, the conference was successfully held from 4 – 7 December 2017. The conference was officiated by YBhg. Prof. Dr. Azizi Ismail, Deputy Director General of Higher Education (IPTA), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. This conference was co-organised with various local universities (UKM, UPM, UM, USM, UiTM, UNMC, UMT), institutions (MARDI, Nuclear Malaysia, FRIM) as well as scientific organisations (Biotec Thailand and Asian Federation of Biotechnology).

More than 150 participants from Malaysia and other countries attended the conference. A total of 27 oral and 51 poster presentations were delivered, covering 8 categories in Microbiology. Twelve renowned keynote and plenary speakers presented their lectures on topics of their field of expertise.

The MSM Award this year was proudly presented to YBhg. Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali Hassan from Universiti Putra Malaysia for his remarkable achievements in Microbiology. Three awards of the top three best undergraduate theses were also presented during the ICMSM2017.

MSM thanked all participants and sponsors for making this conference a memorable one.

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