Celebrating Our People 2019 - NUS Medical Sciences Cluster

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Celebrating Associate Professor Chung Ching Ming, Maxey

In 1983, Associate Professor Chung Ching Ming, Maxey joined National University of Singapore (NUS) as a lecturer with the Department of Biochemistry. When he first joined, the department was still in the midst of shifting from the former location at Sepoy Lines to the current campus in NUS now. Fast forward 35 years, A/Prof Chung is now Deputy Head of Biochemistry, Deputy Chair of Medical Sciences Cluster, NUS, and President of the Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organisation (AOHUPO). We met and listened to his inspiring journey with NUS Medicine.

 

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Professor Markus Wenk receives the prestigious University Research Recognition Award at the NUS University Awards 2019 for his pioneering work in lipidomics.

When describing what first drew him to field of lipidomics, Professor Markus Wenk explained, “For me, I was always interested in reactions that occur at interfaces. In many scientific fields, incredibly interesting things happen at the boundary between two phases. As it happens, in biology, interfaces are often defined by membranes, and membranes are made of lipids.”

 

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Dr Hong Hui Qi: Winner of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Best Graduate Research Publication Award 2019

In 2018, Dr Hong Hui Qi completed her post-graduate doctoral studies under the mentorship of Dr Polly Chen and Professor Daniel Tenen. Her research interest lies in RNA biology which is inspired by her final year project supervisor in Nanyang Technological University. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow working in Professor Gene Yeo’s laboratory.

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Ms Lim Sheau Yng: Winner of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Best Graduate Research Publication Award 2019

Sheau Yng’s scientific journey started in 2012 when she worked as a research assistant in Associate Professor Veronique Angeli’s laboratory.  In 2017, she received Singaporean Society for Immunology (SgSI) travel award for her conference presentation titled “The Origin and Maintenance of LYVE-1-Expressing Macrophages” at the Keystone Symposia on Mononuclear Phagocytes in Health, Immune Defense and Disease Meeting.

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Dr Wang Liming: Winner of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Best Graduate Research Publication Award 2019

In 2014, Dr Wang came to NUS to pursue his post-graduate doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Shen Han-Ming and Associate Professor Celestial Yap. He submitted his dissertation in August 2018 and graduated from his PhD programme in December 2018. His research interest is in mitophagy. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow supported under the Ministry of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2018 in Professor Shen Han-Ming’s laboratory.

In 2019, he received the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Best Graduate Research Publication Award. His paper “PTEN-L is a novel protein phosphatase for ubiquitin dephosphorylation to inhibit PINK1-Parkin-mediated mitophagy” was published in Cell Research.

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National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Awards 2019

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to 2 colleagues from the Medical Sciences Cluster, NUS Medicine who received awards at the NMRC Awards 2019!

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