About

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.

Objectives

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 Awards


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.

The Exco Members

2015-2017

Prof. Dr.
Mohamad Osman

President

Professor Dr. Mohamad bin Osman is currently a Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics at the Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). He is a plant breeder and geneticist by training, and holds a Diploma of Agriculture from College of Agriculture, Serdang, a B.S. in Agricultural Genetics (High Honors) and M.S. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prof. Dr.
Zilfalil Alwi

Vice President

Professor Dr Zilfalil Bin Alwi was born in Mentakab, Pahang on 22nd July 1963. He started his medical career as a medical officer after completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at University of Dacca, in 1990. He joined Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Medical Sciences as a Trainee Lecturer in 1994, and was later awarded the Master of Medicine (MMed) in Pediatrics from USM. He then obtained his second Master degree (MSc) in Medical Genetics from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and then continued his studies at University of Aston, United Kingdom, where he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmacogenetics.


Prof. Dr.
Jothi Panandam

Committee Member

Prof. Dr.
Thong Meow Keong

Committee Member

Dr.
Abd Rahman Milan

Committee Member

Prof. Madya Dr.
Halimi Mohd Saud

Committee Member

Prof.
Rozita Rosli

Committee Member

Dr.
Chan Soon Choy

Committee Member

Dr.
Norwati Muhammad

Committee Member

Dr.
Mohamad Bahagia Ab Ghaffar

State Representative

 

Dr.
Atif Amin Baig

Auditor

Dr.
Radha Kodiapan

Auditor