Editorial MJM Special Issue
The Malaysian Society for Microbiology has been instrumental in acting as a platform for the sharing, networking, collaboration and dissemination of research in the area of Microbiology. The Malaysian Journal for Microbiology is an offshoot of such initiatives where the science of microbiology from local and international researchers is carried in this quarterly scientific journal.
Showcasing research conducted by Malaysian Microbiologists is a primary concern of the Society. In the recent International Congress of the MSM held in 2013 (ICMSM2013), we received a large number of outstanding submissions from local and international participants. At this juncture it was decided that MJM will produce a Special Issue to feature outstanding research from participants of the ICMSM2013 inclusive of those from our young and budding scientists; the postgraduate students.
This Special Issue carries sixteen articles from various aspects of Microbial Research. The compilation of this Special Issue was made possible through the contribution of the Executive Board Members of MSM and invited panel of reviewers who provided valuable contribution towards generating good quality papers for this Issue. A special appreciation goes out to the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for their monetary contribution towards the Compilation of the MJM Special Issue.
We thank all authors for their contribution and we hope that this will be a continuing tradition in the years to come.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalaivani Nadarajah
Guest Chief Editor MJM Special Issue