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UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute

Regional Conference On Molecular Medicine (RCMM) in conjunction with National Conference for Cancer Research

  • Please note that this scientific programme is not fully completed and will be updated periodically.

    Day 1 - Friday 10 November 2017
    8.00-9.00 AMRegistration of Participants
    9.00-9.45 AMPLENARY 1 Precision Medicine
    Speaker: Laureate Professor Dr. Rodney John Scott (University of Newcastle, Australia)
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    9.45-10.15 AMOpening Ceremony
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    10.15-10.45 AMTea Break, Booth & Poster Viewing
    10.45-12.15 PMSymposium 1Cancer Genetics
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    i. TBD
    Speaker: Laureate Professor Dr. Rodney John Scott (University of Newcastle, Australia)
    ii. Genetic Predisposition to Breast Cancer in Asian Women
    Speaker: Professor Dr. Teo Soo Hwang (Cancer Research Malaysia, Malaysia)
    iii. Whole Genome Sequencing in Colorectal Cancer: Malaysia Experience
    Speaker: Professor Datuk Dr. A Rahman A Jamal (UKM, Malaysia)
    Symposium 2Non-Communicable Diseases and Preventive Medicine
    Venue: Seminar Lounge Level 8
    i. Genotype and Phenotype Determinants Among Malaysian Malays with Hypercholesterolemia
    Speaker: Dr. Nor Azian Abdul Murad (UKM, Malaysia)
    ii. Epigenetics in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A Moving Target
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Tidi Maharani Hassan (UKM, Malaysia)
    iii. Vitamin D and Diabetes Risk: Current Evidences and Challenges
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Foo Leng Huat (USM, Malaysia)
    12.15-2.30 PMLunch & Friday Prayers
    Venue: Cafeteria Level 1
    2.30-4.15 PMSymposium 3Molecular Diagnostics and Targeting in Cancer
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    i. Next Generation Sequencing in Translational Cancer Research, Delivering Value and Utility
    Speaker: Mr. Kahlil Lawless (Illumina Inc., ScienceVision Sdn Bhd)
    ii. Is There a Role for NGS in Diagnostic Oncology?
    Speaker: Dr. Subramanian Yegappan (Hospital Ampang, Malaysia)
    iii. Models for Translational Research in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
    Speaker: Dr. Alan Khoo Soo Beng (Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Malaysia)
    Symposium 4Proteomics and Metabolomics in Today's Era
    Venue: Seminar Lounge Level 8
    i. Reconciling Proteomics with Next Generation Sequencing
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Low Teck Yew (UKM, Malaysia)
    ii. Metabolomics and Integrated Biology: Increasing Biological Understanding
    Speaker: Dr. Robin Philip (Agilent Technologies)
    iii. Secretomics: The Challenges and Strategies
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Saiful Anuar Karsani (UM, Malaysia)
    4.15-4.45 PMTea, Poster Viewing & Judging
    4.45-5.30 PMPLENARY 2The Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Rare Diseases
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Roger Foo (Cardiovascular Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1

    Day 2 – Saturday 11 November 2017
    8.00-9.00 AM** Young Investigator Award 1 : Non Cancer (6 abstracts for oral presentation)
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1

    ** Young Investigator Award 2 : Cancer (6 abstracts for oral presentation)
    Venue: Seminar Lounge Level 8

    Scientific committee pre-select the best 12 abstracts to be presented orally (7 minutes each & 2 minutes for Q & A) & judged.
    Cut off for young investigator: 35 years old as of 31st December and below
    9.00-10.30 AMSymposium 5 Microbiome in Health and Diseases
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    i. Debugging Lung Disease: Applying Precision Medicine and Metagenomics to the Pulmonary Microbiome
    Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Chotirmall (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    ii. The Facial Skin Microbiota and Their Correlation with Health
    Speaker: Assistant Professor Dr. Naraporn Somboonna (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
    iii. Microbiome in CRC : Our Local Experience
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Neoh Hui-min (UKM, Malaysia)
    Symposium 6Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy
    Venue: Seminar Lounge Level 8
    i. Current Progress in Immunotherapy of Gastrointestinal
    Speaker: TBD
    ii. Opportunities for Cancer Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer
    Speaker: Professor Dr. Cheong Sok Ching (Cancer Research Malaysia, Malaysia)
    iii. Cancer Immunome or Application of Protein Array for Discovery of Cancer Biomarker
    Speaker : TBD
    10.30-11.00 AMTea Break
    11.00-11.45 AMPLENARY 3Applications of Nanotechnology in Cancer Management - From Diagnostics to Therapeutics
    Speaker : Professor Dr. Jackie Yi-Ru Ying (A* Star, Singapore)
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    11.45-12.30 PMPLENARY 4Biobanking for the Future /strong>
    Speaker: Professor Datuk Dr. A Rahman A Jamal (UKM, Malaysia)
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    12.30-2.00 PMLunch & Break
    Venue : Cafeteria Level 1
    2.00-4.00 PM** Free Papers : Non Cancer (12 papers)
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1

    ** Free Papers : Cancer (12 papers)
    Venue: Seminar Lounge Level 8
    4.00-4.30 PMTea Break
    4.30-5.30 PMSymposium 7 Bioinformatics & Clinical Applications
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    i. Computational 3D Protein Side-Chain Comparisons: Applications in Drug Repurposing and Toxicity Screening
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Firdaus Mohd Raih (UKM, Malaysia)
    ii. Improving Driver Prediction for Precision Oncology using a Consensus Approach
    Speaker: Dr. Niranjan Nagarajan, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Singapore)
    iii. Genetics of Sudden Cardiac Death
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Roger Foo (Cardiovascular Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)
    Symposium 8State of the Art Technologies
    Venue: Seminar Lounge Level 8
    i. Technologies in Biobanking
    Speaker: TBD
    ii. Novaseq
    Speaker: Dr. Liu Fang Fang (Illumina Inc., ScienceVision Sdn Bhd)
    iii. Overcoming Common NGS Challenges- From Research to Diagnostics
    Speaker: Dr. Chiam Chun Wei (QIAGEN Biotechnology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd)
    5.30-6.15 PMPoster Viewing & Judging
    8.00-10.00 PMFaculty Dinner (For Speakers)

    Day 3 – Sunday 12 November 2017
    7.30-8.30 AMMeet the expert session limit to 10 participants per expert (Hot breakfast)
    Venue: Meeting Room Level 7 and 9
    8.30-10.00 AMIndustry Symposium Advances in Molecular Diagnostics
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    i. Nanostring Technologies
    Speaker: Dr. Caroline Chan (Genomax Technologies)
    ii. Digital Droplet PCR Technology and Single Cell Research
    Speaker: Associate Professor Dr. Richie Soong (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Biomarketing Sdn Bhd)
    iii. Next Generation Sequencing and Precision Medicine
    Speaker: Dr. Edward Wong (Axil Scientific, First BASE Laboratories Sdn Bhd)
    Symposium 10Point of Care Testing (PoCT) for Infectious Diseases
    Venue: Seminar Lounge Level 8
    i. Lateral Flow Rapid Tests for Neglected Parasitic Diseases
    Speaker: Professor Dr. Rahmah Noordin (INFORMM, Malaysia)
    ii. PoCT for Common Malaysian Bacterial Diseases
    Speaker: Dr. Fairuz Amran (Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Malaysia)
    iii. Lateral Flow Assay-Based PoCTs for Nucleic Acid Testing
    Speaker: Associate Professor Ir. Belinda Murphy (UM, Malaysia)
    10.00-10.30 AMTea break
    10.30-11.15 AMPLENARY 5Integrated Epigenomic and Genomic Profiling in Asian Cancers
    Speaker : Professor Dr. Teh Bin Tean (National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)
    Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1
    11.15 AMClosing Ceremony (Venue: Auditorium Level G and 1) & Lunch (Venue:
    Cafeteria Level 1)

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    1Laureate Professor Dr. Rodney John ScottUniversity of Newcastle, Australia
    2Professor Datuk Dr. A Rahman A JamalNational University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    3Professor Dr. Cheong Sok Ching Cancer Research Malaysia, Malaysia
    4Professor Dr. Jackie Yi-Ru Ying A* Star, Singapore
    5Professor Dr. Rahmah Noordin University of Science Malaysia, Malaysia
    6Professor Dr. Teh Bin TeanNational University of Singapore, Singapore
    7Professor Dr. Teo Soo Hwang Cancer Research Malaysia, Malaysia
    8Associate Professor Dr. Foo Leng HuatUniversity of Science Malaysia, Malaysia
    9Associate Professor Dr. Low Teck Yew National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    10Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Firdaus Mohd RaihNational University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    11Associate Professor Dr. Neoh Hui-minNational University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    12Associate Professor Dr. Roger Foo National University of Singapore, Singapore
    13Associate Professor Dr. Saiful Anuar KarsaniUniversity of Malaya, Malaysia
    14Associate Professor Dr. Tidi Maharani HassanNational University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    15Associate Professor Ir. Belinda Murphy University of Malaya, Malaysia
    16Assistant Professor Dr. Naraporn Somboonna Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    17Dr. Alan Khoo Soo Beng Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia
    18Dr. Fairuz Amran Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia
    19Dr. Niranjan NagarajanGenome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
    20Dr. Nor Azian Abdul MuradNational University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    21Dr. Sanjay Chotirmall Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    22Dr. Subramanian Yegappan Hospital Ampang, Malaysia
    23Associate Professor Dr. Richie Soong Bio-Rad Laboratories, Biomarketing Sdn Bhd
    24Dr. Caroline ChanGenomax
    25Dr. Chiam Chun Wei QIAGEN Biotechnology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd
    26Dr. Edward WongAxil Scientific, 1st BASE
    27Dr. Liu Fang Fang Illumina Inc., ScienceVision Sdn Bhd
    28Dr. Robin Philip Agilent Technologies
    29Mr. Kahlil Lawless Illumina Inc., ScienceVision Sdn Bhd

    Speakers details and profiles will be updated later.

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    REGISTRATION FEES

    Participants Normal Registration Fees
    Local StudentsRM 200 (incl. GST)
    UKM Researchers / ScientistsRM 300 (incl. GST)
    Local Researchers / Scientists / OthersRM 400 (incl. GST)
    InternationalsUSD 300 (incl. GST)

    The fee will cover the cost of conference materials, lunch, tea breaks & certificate. 

    BANK INFORMATION

    AccountBendahari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    Account No86-0008114-0
    BankCIMB Berhad
    Bank AddressCIMB Cawangan Taman Maluri, No. 279 & 279A, Jalan Perkasa 1,
    Taman Maluri Off Jalan Cheras, 55100 WP Kuala Kumpur, Malaysia
    CPB/GST UKM0017 8225 9712
    Swift CodeCIBB MYKL

    ACCOMMODATION
    The fees will not cover accommodation. Kindly refer to the Accommodation tab above for further information.

    REFUND POLICY
    No refund will be made for no-shows. To cancel the registration with refund, secretariat must receive your cancellation request in written form or by email no later than 2 weeks before course/seminar date. Thank you.

    SUBMISSION
    Please send completed form and payment to:

    Secretariat of 7th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM)
    in conjunction with 3rd National Conference for Cancer Research (NCCR)
    UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI)
    Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak
    56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia

    Contact Person: Norsuzana Abd Rahman (+6 03 9145 9023)/Nadzirah Selamat (+6 03 9145 9024)
    Fax: +6 03 9171 7185 Email: rcmm.umbi@gmail.com

  • Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunity

    This conference offers a wide range of sponsoring categories for branding and highlighting your company in order to achieve the best publicity. This opportunity will allow you to maximize your time and marketing dollars while receiving immediate feedback on your new products and services. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:

    Tel: Dr. Nurul Syakima (+6 03 9145 9023) 

    Email: syakima@ppukm.ukm.edu.my or rcmm.umbi@gmail.com

  • The RCMM 2017 conference will be held at UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), Kuala Lumpur that is located just a 15-minute drive away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre. For more information about the venue, please visit the UMBI website here.


    Please take note that the registration fee is not inclusive of the accommodation. Kindly refer to the Accommodation tab for further information.

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia – a city that is truly unique. It is a place where a variety of attractions ranging from culture, heritage, shopping, entertainment, nature and adventure all showcases the city’s contrasts and diversity. For more information about the city and interesting places, please visit:

    http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/

  • Hotel Nearby UMBI:  

    1. Hotel Sri Permaisuri Cheras (3-star hotel) – click here for further information
    2. Hotel EST Kuala Lumpur (2-star hotel) – click here for further information
    3. International Youth Centre (IYC) Residence – click here for further information
    4. Low Budget hotel are also available nearby the UMBI. Please refer to any hotel booking website for further information.

    **Important Note : KINDLY BE NOTED THAT THE ORGANIZER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR RESPONSIBILITY IN REGARDS OF THE LISTED ACCOMMODATION ABOVE. FOR ACCOMMODATION BOOKING AND RESERVATION, PLEASE CLICK THE APPROPRIATE LINKS AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES IN THE RESPECTIVE WEBSITE.

  • Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Please prepare your abstract for the conference using the template available here.

    Free Paper Presentation Guidelines

    There will be a free paper (oral presentation) session on 11th November, 2017. Abstracts will be vetted for free paper presentation. 7 minutes for oral presentation, 3 minutes Q & A.

    Poster Presentation Guidelines

    Will be updated soon.

    The 7th RCMM & 3rd NCCR Young Investigator Award

    The Young Investigator Award (YIA) gives recognition to young investigators working on outstanding and original research in the field of molecular medicine and cancer. A total of 6 awards will be given (3 for molecular medicine, 3 for cancer).

    Young scientists (35 years of age and below on 31/12/2017) who are participating in the conference and submitting an abstract will be automatically enrolled in the competition. Judging will be based on originality of the research and also the impact and relevance of research findings, all to be delivered in an oral presentation on 11/11/2017. More details about the YIA presentation will be updated soon.

  • Below are the most commonly asked questions regarding conference registration and attendance. If your question is not answered below, please contact rcmm.umbi@gmail.com

    Attendee FAQ
    How do I register for the conference?

    Complete details about the registration is provided in the Registration Tab above. Registration can be done by filling in the form and submitted the completed form and payment proof to Secretariat.

    If you are looking to purchase an exhibit booth or conference sponsorship, please click the Sponsorship & Exhibit tab.
    Where can I find a schedule of events?

    The event schedule at a glance can be found at the Programme Tab above.
    What is the fee for registration?

    Click the Registration tab above to review all registration fees and deadlines.
    What is included in the cost of registration? Are meals provided?

    The fee will cover the cost of conference materials, lunch, tea breaks & certificate. 
    What are the registration deadlines and cancellation policies?

    The Early Bird registration has ended on 30th July 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Regular registration fees begin to apply on 1st of August 2017. Abstract submission deadline is on 10th October 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

    The Cancellation/Refund Policy is that no refund will be made for no-shows. To cancel the registration with refund, secretariat must receive your cancellation request in written form or by email no later than 2 weeks before course/seminar date.
    How do I book my hotel room?

    The most convenient place to stay when attending the RCMM 2017 Conference is any hotel near the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute within the walking distance. Please click the Accommodation tab for further information.
    How can I obtain a travel VISA (for international attendees)?

    RCMM welcomes attendees from around the globe to our conference.

    Please click the Visa Information and contact rcmm.umbi@gmail.com for further information.
    Is there a dress code at the conference?

    There is no official dress code for the RCMM conference. Most attendees wear business attire or business casual attire during their time at the conference. Note that some meeting facilities can have wide variations in temperatures which may be out of RCMM's immediate control. Therefore, you may wish to dress in layers so as to be comfortable regardless of the room you are in.
    Is there any awards to win?

    There will be two prizes given for The Young Investigator Award in Cancer and Non Cancer research ( 1 each) to recognize young investigators working on outstanding and original research in the field of molecular medicine. There is also a prize for Best Poster presentation.

  • Secretariat
    7th Regional Conference On Molecular Medicine (RCMM)
    in conjunction with
    3rd National Conference For Cancer Research

    UKM Medical Molecular Biologi Institute (UMBI)
    UKM Medical Centre (PPUKM)
    Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak
    56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 
    Tel: Nadzirah (+6 03 9145 9024), Norsuzana (+6 03 9145 9023)
    Fax: +6 03 9171 7185 
    Email: rcmm.umbi@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.ukm.my/umbi/rcmm/

  • 6th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM) in conjunction with 2nd National Conference for Cancer Research (NCCR) was successfully held on 23rd to 25th October at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Here are the few snapshots:

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