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Welcome to MABIC

The Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building public understanding of biotechnology. In the past one decade, with its various outreach programmes and a broad spectrum of target audience, MABIC has positioned itself as the sole biotechnology communicator in Malaysia. MABIC organizes a variety of activities targeted at specific stakeholders in and around Malaysia to promote mutual understanding, engage the masses and inspire the next generation to embrace the potential of biotechnology. Its strong linkages and collaboration with universities and government agencies serves as MABIC’s key strength in successfully creating public understanding of biotechnology.

It is recent flagship project, the Petri Dish is Malaysia’s first science newspaper to further promote science & technology among stakeholders from all walks of life.

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Science Communication Training


Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) in collaboration with Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Multidisciplinary Research Platform, Monash University Malaysia will be organising the Science Communication Training Workshop on 30&31 Oct 2018 at Monash University Malaysia from 8.30am to 5.00pm Those who are interested in science communication are welcome to join the training. The fee is RM200/pax which includes 2 tea breaks & 1 lunch per day and certificate.

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The Petri Dish is now online!


The Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) is proud to announce that The Petri Dish is now available online. Subscribe now at

The newspaper started as a 12-page monthly in February 2011 with a circulation of 2,000 copies and has grown into a 20-page publication with 6,000 copies circulated to key stakeholders in the fields of science/biotechnology ranging from universities to research universities, government agencies, ministries, economic corridors, state offices, biotechnology companies and cabinet members in Malaysia. With a strong belief that science should reach the public, we circulate The Petri Dish to shopping malls, private hospitals, Starbucks outlets, and secondary schools.

The Petri Dish is MABIC’s tool to create public understanding of science/biotechnology, empower decisions makers with knowledge in science/biotechnology, encourage the younger generation to pursue STEM education and careers and create a science culture among the general public.


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