8th Regional Conference On Molecular Medicine (RCMM) in conjunction with 4th National Conference for Cancer Research (NCCR)

The 8th RCMM and 4th NCCR was successfully held on 19-20th September 2018 at UMBI auditorium. The 2-day event with the theme “Empowering Molecular Medicine for Future Healthcare” saw the participation of molecular scientists, academicians, clinicians, industry partners and students. This year, the event was also attended by public health specialists, as the conference aims to bridge the gap between molecular medicine discoveries and public health implementation.

Professor Dr. Arham Abdullah, Director for Industry Relations Division at the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Malaysia, officiated the event. Besides plenaries, symposiums, oral and poster presentations, and exhibition booths (we have 12 companies sponsoring booths this year), a “meet-the-experts” session for students and early career researchers and 5 of our esteemed speakers was also held. This year, too, was the first time we held a “Scientific Art” exhibition. https://krootez.com/buy-real-instagram-followers/ A total of 9 artwork with scientific themes was submitted for the competition.

We would like to congratulate the winners for the oral, poster and scientific art presentations:

Oral presentation (Total abstracts = 26)
First Prize Sonia Wong How Ming (University of Nottingham Malaysia; The treatment of epigenetic drugs, Trichostatin A and Zebularine, followed by Tumor Necrosis Factor related Apoptosis-inducing Ligand (TRAIL) halts cell cycle progression in the triple negative breast adenocarcinoma cells, MDA-MB-231)
Second Prize Chong Ho Phin (University Malaya; Cytotoxic properties of the venoms and cytotoxins of Malaysian cobras, Naja sumatrana and Naja kaouthia on selected cancer cell lines)
Third Prize Faizatul Isyraqiah (Universiti Teknologi MARA; Leptin Enhances MNNG-Induced Tumorigenesis in the Stomach of Male Sprague-Dawley Rats)
Poster presentation (Total abstracts = 37)
First Prize Dr. Chin Siok Fong (UMBI; Alteration of Gut Mycobiota in Colorectal Cancer: An Evidence from a Gut Microbiome Secretome Study
Second Prize Hanif Zulkhairi Mohd Said (UMBI; PASD1 expression in Lymphoma Patients at UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC))
Third Prize Dr. Wan Fahmi Wan Mohamad Nazarie (UMBI; Differential gene expression of papillary thyroid carcinoma reveal important genes for lymph node metastasis)
Scientific Art (Total artwork = 9)
Winner Dr. Nurul Yuziana Mohd Yusof (UKM)

We sincerely thank everyone who was involved in the conference for making it a great success. Photos for the event could be accessed at https://photos.app.goo.gl/oGjCaSeUgZTdJdZZ9