Message from the President

Dear cherished Members of the Society,

Hello! On behalf of the 36th Council, I welcome you. To those who are long-timers, I thank you for your continuing support, and to those newcomers, welcome again! Having been a member of this Society for many years, I can assure you that you have made a wise decision in joining our Society.

The Malaysian Plant Protection Society was established in 1976 aiming to serve as a platform to discuss and generate knowledge pertaining to plant protection in Malaysia, and to disseminate such knowledge effectively. Through meetings, seminars and publication like this newsletter, our society has a wide reach, bridging the very related but oft separated scientific, industrial, government and grassroots communities. The success of our commitment is reflected in the growing number and diversity of the Society’s members.

Going forward the Society aims to further consolidate its organization and contribution to the society through various activities planned from time to time. Last but not least, I hope we will meet in future MAPPS activities. Together, let’s grow MAPPS to its true potentials and be the flag-bearers of plant protection in Malaysia!

Thank you.

MAPPS 36th Council

MAPPS Education Thrust Fund (ETF)

MAPPS is organizing the International Conference on Plant Protection in the Tropics (9thICPPT) which will be held on 3rd -5th August 2016, at the Hilton Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak. The conference aims to promote scientific work on plant protection in Malaysia, to encourage young scientists to develop and share their work on plant protection, and to foster networking of plant protectionists.

MAPPS ETF is seeking 10 local students who are the best and brightest in their field to attend and present a paper at the 9thICPPT in Kuching, Sarawak. MAPPS ETF will cover the conference fee, RM650.00. The sponsored students will be helping the Organizing Committee in running the presentation sessions and registration during the conference.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2016 at Noon.
AWARD: RM650 (Conference fee will be waived)

All local students planning to give an oral or poster presentation at the next 9thICPPT are eligible to apply.

Application Requirements

Extended Abstract
Applications must be submitted to 9thicppt@gmail.com (Subject e-mail: MAPPS-ETF Sponsorship 9thICPPT 2016). Please state applicant’s name, name of the university, institute and the mailing address. Submissions must include a copy of the extended abstract to be presented at the 9thICPPT. The deadlines listed above are strictly enforced and no late applications will be considered.

Please forward questions about the requirements or application process to award contact: Dr. Siti Izera Ismail, Organizing Secretary, 9thicppt@gmail.com.