Modelling the COVID-19 Outbreak in Singapore: Science Fact or Science Fiction!

The fifth session of webinar series, "COVID-19: Updates from Singapore", had Associate Professor Alex Cook from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health explaining the role of mathematical modelling in formulating pandemic policies to fight transmission.

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NUS researchers discover an essential protein controlling cerebral blood vessel development and brain functions

Led by Assistant Professor Long N. Nguyen from the Department of Biochemistry, a team of researchers have discovered a protein named Mfsd7c that is critical for blood vessel development and brain growth. These findings may pave the way for better understanding of nutritional molecules required by the brain and be utilised for treatment of neuronal diseases.

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The Trinity of COVID-19: Immunity, Inflammation and Intervention

As part of the fourth session of the weekly webinar series – "COVID-19: Updates from Singapore" – Associate Professor Paul MacAry from NUS Medicine provided an immunologist's perspective on the COVID-19 virus and how indications of immunity and inflammation can sufficiently inform strategies of intervention that would aid in vaccine development.

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Volunteering at migrant worker dormitories to battle COVID-19

Amidst Singapore’s COVID-19 outbreak, Associate Professor Zubair Amin from the Department of Paediatrics has made it his duty to volunteer at migrant worker dormitories every weekend to provide on-site medical support.

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The Geopolitics of COVID-19

In the third session of the weekly webinar series – "COVID-19: Updates from Singapore" – guest speaker, veteran diplomat and Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, NUS, Prof Kishore Mahbubani analysed the state of our world during a COVID-19 pandemic, the geopolitics affecting our world today and how the situation could improve.

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Fighting infectious diseases using AI

Professor Dean Ho, Director of the N.1 Institute for Health at NUS, and his team have developed a ground-breaking artificial intelligence platform known as ‘IDentif.AI’ which can identify optimal drug combination therapies at unprecedented speeds.

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COVID-19: From bats, pangolin to coronavirus and serology

In the second of our 12-part weekly webinar series, "COVID-19: Updates from Singapore", Prof Wang Linfa outlined how the novel coronavirus could have originated from bats, the possible role of pangolins and observations on genetic mutations of this coronavirus.

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