AFOB Newsletter Design Contest – one of our Life Member, Dr Azwan Jenol has won the 2nd second prize for the contest. Congrats to Dr Azwan Jenol for the prize! His creative design can be accessed through this website –  https://www.afob.org/newsletter/202104/contest.html

Dear AFOB members

We would like to infrom you that the new AFOB website is now opened.


We would like to appreciate your generosity in waiting for the new website to be opened.

 Hope we could see each other soon after the COVID-19 disappears.

Take care of yourself , and Thank you again.

Best regards,

AFOB (Asian Federation of Biotechnology) Secretariat 

3rd Annual General Meeting Asian Federation of Biotechnology Malaysia Chapter (AFOB MC)

This is an announcement for our 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will be held on 8th December 2020, Tuesday (3.00 – 5.00 pm).

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this year AGM will be held online where the nomination and voting of new AFOBMC 2021-2022 will be conducted online too.

ONLY AFOBMC active members are eligible to vote.

For AFOBMC – despite you have registered at afob.org website as AFOB member, you are still an inactive member.

To be AFOBMC active member and eligible to vote during AFOBMC AGM, you have to pay fees as below:

1)    Entrance fee = RM5 who register at afob.org website after year 2015. Entrance fee is waived for member who registered before year 2015.

2)    Membership fee is RM5/year starting from the registration year.

E.g. registered in 2018 at afob.org website; total fees = RM5 (entrance fee) + RM15 (membership fee 2018-2020) = RM20


Life membership fee is RM100.

Instructions for membership payment:

1)    Bank-in payment to Persekutuan Bioteknologi Asia Cawangan Malaysia (Asian Federation of Biotechnology Malaysia Chapter) Maybank account no: 512147529437

2)    Send your proof of payment with AFOB membership number to us at suraini.aziz@gmail.com

3)    Once the payment is received, you will receive

–      Life ember certificate (for Life membership) OR

–       Receipt of payment for the stated year of membership.

To check your AFOBMC status, please go to website: https://mohdfairus.com/afobmc/list-of-active-members/.

For any query regarding your membership status and payment, please email me at suraini.aziz@gmail.com

Thank you for your support

The 3rd President and Secretary General of AFOB

Professor George Fu Gao (Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Professor Yoon-Mo Koo (Inha University) have been appointed as the 3rd President and Secretary General respectively. They will serve as the President and Secretary General of AFOB from 1st October 2016 to 30th September 2018.

– Secretariat (Asian Federation of Biotechnology) –

For more information, please refer to AFOB website



2021 KSBB Spring Meeting and International Symposium: Emerging Trends in Biotechnology after the Pandemic

Dear AFOB members   

We are sending this Invitation for 2021 KSBB Spring Meeting and International Symposium: Emerging Trends in Biotechnology after the Pandemic.

Date: 14-16 April, 2021

On-Site Registration: http://www.ksbb.or.kr/abstract/2021_spring/entry/info_inter.html

Program: http://www.ksbb.or.kr/abstract/2021_spring/program/glance.html

Please Check the attached file “2021 Spring Plenary Lectures poster” and KSBB website for more information.  

Thank you.   


Dear AFOB members
We invite you to “EFB2021 virtual conference and the joint AFOB-EFB session”.
EFB2021 is the major scientific conference organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology this year. Each day there will be plenary lectures by outstanding speakers between the morning and afternoon events. As this will be an on-line conference, to minimize screen fatigue, all of the events will be 2 hours long. Registration fees will be highly subsidized by the EFB.
Date: 10~14 May, 2021
Registration fee: 60.00 € for AFOB Members

Workshop on Harnessing Microbes for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

Date: TBC
Venue: Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, University Technology Malaysia (UTM) Johor, Malaysia

Location of the workshop

10th AFOB Regional Symposium (ARS 2018)

Date: January 27-29, 2018
Venue: Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

For more information, please check attachments.
 10th ARS 2018 First Announcement (Final) date amended.pdf (745.4 KB)
 10th ARS Scientific Program (tentative)Details.pdf (574.2 KB)

23rd Symposium of Young Asian Biological Engineers’ Community (YABEC 2017)

Date: October 18-20, 2017
 Venue: Xi’an, Chna

*Please note that only participants who pre-registered in June are able to register for full symposium.
For more information, please http://www.yabec-cn.org

For other information, please refer to the AFOB website