Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim can be considered as one of the most outstanding scientists in the area of Microbiology and Biotechnology in the country. He was born on 1st September 1938 at Kajang and completed his secondary education at the Kajang High School in Kajang, Selangor from 1949 – 1956. He began his career as a Veterinary Assistant before pursuing a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at East Pakistan Agriculture University in 1961. Upon graduation in 1967, he worked as a District Veterinary Officer. In 1969, he was awarded a Fulbright Hays/East West Center scholarship to follow a program leading to MSc. in Microbiology at University of Hawaii. In the same year he got married with the late Datin Sharizad binti Tan Sri Hj. Daiman. On completion of his study in 1971, he was appointed as a research officer at the Department of Veterinary Service Malaysia.