Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (Genetics Society of Malaysia) was officially registered on 29th 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. Today, the Society has more than 500 members, comprising 91 life members, 267 ordinary members, 182 student members and 7 associate 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 product will be discovered throughout the world, giving greater impact 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.
Persatuan Genetik Malaysia was officially registered on 29 January 1994 with the following objectives:
- To develop and promote scientific knowledge on genetics.
- To create public awareness on the importance and advancement of genetics and allied disciplines.
- To enhance the role and contribution of scientist involved in genetics and allied disciplines.
- To foster better relationship and understanding among scientist in genetics and allied disciplines.
PGM Excellence Award
“PGM Excellence Award” is the highest award conferred by the Society for the first time to YBhg. Prof. Dato' Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid. The award presentation took place during the Opening Ceremony of the 9th Malaysia Genetics Congress on 28 September 2011 in Hotel Pullman, Kuching, Sarawak.
PGM Zakri Award
In 2013, the Genetics Society of Malaysia (PGM) established the Zakri Award in recognition of the critical and summative role Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Zakri A. Hamid played in the advancement of genetics and its allied disciplines in Malaysia. This award honours an individual who exemplifies excellence, whose professional achievements have fostered and enriched the development of his or her area of genetic expertise, and who shows exceptional commitment for continued future leadership.
PGM Appreciation Awards
Presented to the accomplished plant breeders in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the field of plant breeding.
PGM Book Prize
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.