Abstract and Posters Guideline

    Submission of Abstract for Oral and Poster presentation

    We would like to invite submission for oral and poster presentation at MISA9. Interested researchers are requested to submit an abstract for your presentation and  indicate whether it is for ORAL or POSTER. The evaluation committee may make a  recommendation whether the submission will be in oral or poster format.

    *** If you already have the EDAS account, please skip ahead to Step 2


    Create EDAS Account Now

    Step 1 : If you do not have an account, please click "create a new account".

    Step 2 :  Provide your title, name, email address, status, affiliation, and country, and agree to the EDAS privacy policy.


    Step 3 : Please check carefully whether your name is already on the list or not. Click on "This is not a duplicate" box and press "Add this person" button if your account does not exist.

    Step 4 : Check the inbox of the email address you use to register. This ensures that the email address is working and that you can receive email from EDAS.

    Step 5 :  The password reset email arrives within a minute or two in the inbox of your email. Follow the link and set your EDAS password as shown below. 

    Step 6 : You can now login into the EDAS system for registration and abstract submission. **Having the EDAS account does not consider as registration. Please refer to the instruction for registration and abstract submission on the website.

    Instructions For Registration and Abstract Submission

    Please follow the steps below to register

    Step 1 : Log in to your EDAS account

    Step 2: Click submit paper

    Step 3 : Write MISA9 in the box of Name of conference or journal

    Step 4 Click on the   to submit your paper

    Step 5:  Select any one track

    Step 6: Please follow the instructions given on the page

    Step 7 : Your registration is considered successful if you received the notification showing that “The paper was recorded” as below. **Please ignore EDAS format checks as this system is typically configurated for IEEE-formatted papers.


    Step 8 : Scroll down on the page, please upload your abstract document using the template provided. The template can be downloaded at

    Step 9 : You can always update your registration and abstract submission as shown below

    If you still require further assistance, please feel free to contact us.


    Name(s), contact details (including email) and affiliation(s) of the contributor(s) needs to be provided. The abstract (maximum 300 words) must be submitted either on or before 31st August through EDAS. (Click Here for Registration/Submission of Abstract)

    An example of abstract, including font size (10) for title, body of abstract is provided below. Mark with asterisk (*) the corresponding author. Please provide 5 keywords.

    Modelling the Effect of Picloram on the Growth Kinetics of Cell Suspension Cultures of Ficus deltoidea L.

    Ling, A.P.K.1 , Halmi, M.I.E.2 , Hussein, S.3*, and Ong S.L.4
    1 Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University,
    Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    2 Department of Chemical Engineering and Process, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment,
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
    3 Agrotechnology and Bioscience Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
    4 School of Biosciences, Taylor’s University, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

    Corresponding author:
    Dr. Sobri Hussein,
    Agrotechnology and Bioscience Division,
    Malaysian Nuclear Agency,
    Bangi, 43000 Kajang,
    Selangor, Malaysia.

    Ficus deltoidea (or commonly known as mistletoe fig) in various parts of the world mainly serves as an ornamental shrub or houseplant and found native mainly in Asia tropical region for example Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. Studies on the effect of plant growth regulators on cells production from this plant is important as optimization of cells production can lead to efficient production of secondary products characterization and production. An important aspect of the sigmoidal cells growth curve is the growth parameters. In this work, we model the effect of picloram (4-amino-3,5,6-trichloropicolinic acid) on the growth kinetics of the cell suspension cultures of Ficus deltoidea according to the modified Gompertz model. The adjusted coefficient of determination showed good agreement between experimental and predicted data with values ranging from 0.97-0.99. Parameters obtained from the fitting exercise were maximum cells growth rate ( m), lag time ( ) and maximal cells production (Ymax). The results showed that picloram at concentrations of 3 mg/L and above were optimal for giving the highest cells growth rate measured as PCV (packed cell volume). The parameter growth rate obtained from the modelling exercise will be helpful for additional secondary modelling implicating the consequence of media conditions as well as other factors on the effect of picloram on the growth rate of cell suspension from this plant.

    Keywords: Ficus deltoidea; modified Gompertz; callus; picloram; growth rate
    Guidelines for Poster Presentations

    The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract. 65 to 72 point font size is recommended for title.

    The poster must be of A1 size (594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 in) and the orientation must be in portrait style.

    The poster should be easily readable at a distance of about 2 metre.

    Include the title of your presentation at the top of the poster. Your name, School or Centre should also be displayed on the poster.

    48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.

    24 to 32 font size single spaced is recommended.

    Submission of full paper to Polar Science Journal

    Publish on behalf of the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Japan

    Participants are required to upload the complete paper by 28 February 2022
    (Selected Papers Only)



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