The use of microorganism for the benefit of mankind dated back to the Neolithic period (around 10 000 years BC). However, the scientific rationale behind their uses first came to attention in 1665 when a Dutch scientist Anton Van Leeuwenhoek identified microorganisms through the intervention of microscope. Today, microorganisms are utilized in almost every field such as agricultural and aquacultural, food and nutrition, medical and pharmaceutical and also in up-scaled industrial applications. Advancement in omics and molecular technology further boost the understanding of the roles, mechanisms and benefits of microorganisms. Although various strains of microbes have been identified as beneficial, however much have yet to be discovered, exploited and understood. Initiatives from various research fields are needed to synergistically unfold the great potentials of these microbes.

The International Conference on Beneficial Microbes (ICOBM 2014) aims to bring together and provide a platform for interaction and exchanging research ideas among experts from various fields of beneficial microorganisms. The conference will be held in Penang, Malaysia from 27 – 29 May 2014 and will be attended by repute scientists (Keynote and Plenary speakers), researchers, academicians, industrial professionals and postgraduate students globally.



This tour is organized by the Conference Organizer and only conference participants and their accompanying persons are allowed to join. Interested participants can register and pay during the event. Kindly approach the Secretariat Room for registration and payment. For more information, please click here.





Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities


Making a business decision in today’s fast-changing pace is often a challenging task. Selecting the perfect venue for marketing and promotion is often crucial in determining the right target of customers. The International Conference on Beneficial Microbes (ICOBM 2014) is the perfect venue to exhibit your products and services to targeted consumers specifically related to your fields, allowing immediate feedback and sales.

ICOBM-2014 anticipates over 300 participants that will attend this premier event, from both local and international organizations, maximizing your exposure to scientists, academics, professionals, industrial players and policy makers. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your new technology, products and services to a related national and international audience. This is indeed a one-stop-center to network with your top customers.

Each exhibitor will be allocated a white powder coated E-System shell scheme laminated panel exhibition booth of size 3M X 3M X 2.5M (H). Also, each booth will be completed with:
1) company's name
2) skirting table
3) banquet chairs
4) 13 amp power point
5) fluorescent lighting tubes 36W
6) carpeted panel

We welcome all levels of sponsorship.

We welcome your queries and participation, and we look forward to have you as a part of this exciting
event. Thank you.


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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstract is now opened. All selected abstracts will be publlished in the conference Proceedings (Published by USM, with ISBN)


Oral and Poster awards

Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award:

Three (3) Young Scientist Oral Presentation Awards will be awarded for the following categories:

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Agri- & Aqua-culture, and Omics & Molecular Technologies 
  • Health & Medical Applications

A prize of Euro 500 and a certificate will be presented to ONE (1) winner from EACH category.

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Student Poster Competition:

This award is sponsored by ICFMH. A prize of Eur 500 and a certificate will be presented to the winner.

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