The ICMSM2019 was successfully held from the 11th-14th November 2019 in Royale Chulan Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. The conference was co-organised with various local universities (UKM, UPM, UM, USM, UiTM, UNMC, UMT), institutions (MARDI, Nuclear Malaysia, FRIM) as well as scientific societies (American Society for Microbiology, Asian Federation of Biotechnology and Malaysian Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria). The theme “Accelerating Innovations in Microbiology” was selected for ICMSM2019, gathering 144 attendees comprising lecturers, researchers, postgraduates and industry representatives from local and abroad.

The conference was officiated by YBhg, Prof. Dr. Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Education, Malaysia. There were a total of 14 Keynote and Plenary sessions, 24 oral, 17 rapid oral and 64 poster presentations over a number of scientific sessions.

In conjunction with ICMSM2019, a pre-conference workshop, “Metagenomics” was also conducted on 21-22 August 2019 at Makmal Komputer Kedekanan, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, in collaboration with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The workshop was attended by 26 participants.

The ICMSM2019 photos can be accessed via this link:

Thank you to all participants, sponsors, speakers and presenters for memorable pre-conference workshop and ICMSM2019 this year – hope to see you again in the upcoming ICMSM2021!