Three Pre-Congress Workshops will be convened. Participants to any of these Workhops will NEED to register and pay registration fees separately. Each workshop can accommodate between 20-30 participants, so registration will be made on first-come-first-served basis. Those who are interested to attend, please contact Dr. Shamsiah Abdullah (email@example.com). Further information on these Workshops will be made available online soon.
Hands-on Workshop on Next Generation Sequencing and Metabolomics
(convened by UiTM)
Plant Cytogenetics Workshop
(convened by MPOB)
Workshop on DNA Sequence Data Management and Phylogenetic Analyses
Plant breeding is an important field of research for improvement of yield and quality of plant production. The achievements of plant breeding have had tremendous impacts on economic and national development. Advanced techniques and tools have considerably assisted plant breeders in their practice of selection and strategies for plant improvement.
The Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (PGM) traces its roots back to 1994 through an initiative by a group of plant and animal breeders. Later, its membership broadened to include other important expertise areas, namely microbial and human genetics. Then, we became affiliated with the International Genetics Federation and with COSTAM. Since its formation in 1994, PGM has grown steadily in membership, presently with over 300 members.
The PGM Book Prize is awarded to final year university students who have accomplished outstanding thesis or research work in the field of genetics. The award, which carries with it a cash voucher worth RM500, is established to bring increasing recognition of the scholarly interests and to promote the culture of research among students. Universities will be invited to submit their nominations for the winners of the prize.
Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (Genetics Society of Malaysia) was officially registered on 29 January 1994. The primary objectives of the Society are to develop and promote scientific knowledge on genetics, to create public awareness on its importance and advancement, and to foster a strong relationship and understanding between scientists in genetics and allied disciplines. Since its founding, the Society has grown significantly in terms of membership, and currently has over 500 members, comprising 91 life members, 267 ordinary members, 7 associate members and 182 student members. The Society is now affiliated with the International Genetics Federation (IGF) and Confederation of Scientific and Technological Associations in Malaysia (COSTAM). The Society sees great potential in the science of genetics. More genetic technologies and products will be discovered throughout the world, giving greater impacts to human and their environment in the future. In any endeavour, the Society fervently hopes to participate and contribute towards their development in the country.