22 Oct 2019

Seminar: Temperate bacteriophages and their puppeteering of bacterial cell physiology

Date/Time
22 Oct, Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue
MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Description

Speaker: Dr Darren Smith of Northumbria University, Newcastle

Organised by
Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
24 Oct 2019

NUS-Cambridge Joint Research Symposium

Date/Time
24 Oct - 25 Oct, Thursday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Genomics has given us unprecedented ability to understand diseases at the genetic or molecular level. However, we still lack effective ways to use this genetic information, along with other types of health data, to influence the health of the population. This symposium will explore strategies for harnessing this wealth of information to improve wellness and health.

By leveraging on expertise at both Cambridge University and NUS, it will also address questions related to the use of genetic risk scores in population health, and some of the challenges of federating and analysing large datasets such as those that are becoming available.

Organised by
Dean's Office, International Relations
29 Oct 2019

Seminar: MICROBES SANS FRONTIÈRES»: A RESEARCH AGENDA FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Date/Time
29 Oct, Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue
MD11, CRC Auditorium
Description

Inaugural Lecture of the France-Singapore High Level Scientific Lectures Series

Speaker: Professor Philippe Sansonetti of Collège de France and Institut Pasteur 

Organised by
Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
18 Nov 2019

Workshop: Simulation Faculty Development - Working with Simulated Patients (SPs)

Date/Time
18 Nov, Monday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Level 3, Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS), #03-04
Description

This workshop is aimed at any health care professional involved in teaching and will focus on the following:

1. On the intricacies of writing a case scenario to ensure that you will have a rounded and realistic SP that will meet your needs at your teaching or assessment session.

2. On demonstrations of SPs in action and an opportunity for hands-on interaction with our SPs in various situations. We will introduce the expanded role of an SP in giving feedback and guiding students.

Organised by
Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
23 Nov 2019

Wong Hock Boon Society (WHBS) Research Day 2019

Date/Time
23 Nov, Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

WHBS Research Day is a research presentation and awards day for medical students involved in research.

Organised by
Dean's Office, Research
25 Nov 2019

NUS Neuroscience and Technology Symposium

Date/Time
25 Nov - 26 Nov, Monday - Tuesday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

The Medical Sciences Cluster (MSC) Neuroscience Programme, NUS Medicine, NUS Institute for Health Innovation and Technology (iHealthtech) and NUS Institute for Health (N.1) are organising an international meeting titled “Revisualising the Brain” on 25 & 26 November 2019. A panel of international and local speakers will be sharing their latest discoveries, innovations and trends related to these 4 themes: 

1. Goal-directed Behaviour

2. Cognition

3. Regeneration/Degeneration

4. Artificial Intelligence, Neuroimaging and Genomics

Organised by
Medical Sciences Cluster (MSC) Neuroscience Programme, iHealthtech and N.1
6 Jan 2020

NUS ncRNA Symposium

Date/Time
06 Jan, Monday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Identification of disease-specific molecular landscapes for proper patient stratification is pivotal to the success of precision medicine. Up until recent years, RNA was implicated by Francis Crick’s central dogma as the key messenger between DNA and protein. With the advent of new technologies, we now know that the human genome encodes a vast repertoire of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which was thought to be meaningless “dark matter”. Our current understanding of ncRNAs may look like an intertwined mess of molecules, but collectively they exhibit architecture and coordination, leading to elegantly choreographed regulation of DNA and protein expression/functions. While ncRNAs constitute more than 90 percent of the RNAs made from the human genome, most of the 30,000-plus known ncRNAs have been discovered in the past 10 years and are largely unstudied.

In this Symposium, we invite you to join a distinguished panel of overseas and local experts to discuss the utility of ncRNA-based diagnostics and therapeutics in the clinical management of human diseases, as well as to dissect the forms and functions of ncRNAs that play critical roles in defining the clinical trajectory of diverse human diseases.

Organised by
Medical Sciences Cluster (MSC)