Events Archive - NUS Medical Sciences Cluster

july, 2019

01apr9:00 am17feb(feb 17)6:00 pmBiodesign Workshops/Bootcamps for calendar Year 2019Please visit for more details and updates. To apply and for special rates (> 2 pax), email

01jul8:00 am02(jul 2)6:00 pmSymposium: Health Technology Symposium

01jul12:30 pm3:30 pmNUS-PRIME (Priority Research In Medical Education) Sharing and Consultation SessionSpeakers: Ms Prachi Simran VIG (NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine), Prof Roger Ho (Department of Psychological Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

01jul12:30 pm1:30 pmUse of Data to Inform Practice - Optimizing Chronic Disease Management and Antimicrobial Stewardship in General PracticeSpeaker: Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis (Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School)

02jul(jul 2)9:00 am05(jul 5)5:00 pmGrant Writing Workshop with Small Group Hands-on Sessions (registration fee applies, please see document attached for more information))

02jul9:00 am5:00 pmGrant Writing Workshop with Small Group Hands-on Sessions - In and Outs of Grant Writing (limited to 30 pax)Contact Ms Nurul at or Ms Grace Koh at for registeration form

02jul9:00 am5:00 pmGrant Writing Workshop with Small Group Hands-on Sessions

02jul12:00 pm1:00 pmNAD+ and Mitophagy in Neural Resilience and Healthy LongevitySpeaker: Dr Evandra Fei Fang (Group Leader/Assistant Prof, Department of Clinical Molecular Biology, University of Oslo)

02jul5:00 pm6:00 pmPublic seminar: A.I. on a Chip: A roadmap for embedding intelligence everywhereSpeaker: Prof Themis Prodromakis (Professor in Nanotechnology and Royal Society Industry Fellow, Electronic Materials & Devices Group, Zepler Institute)

03jul(jul 3)9:00 am05(jul 5)5:00 pmGrant Writing Workshop with Small Group Hands-on Sessions - Small Group Grant Writing Session (limited to 8 pax)Contact Ms Nurul at or Ms Grace Koh at for registeration form

03jul11:00 am12:00 pmVector-Pathogen-Host InteractionsSpeaker:Prof Erol Fikrig (Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, Yale Medicine)

04jul(jul 4)9:00 am05(jul 5)6:00 pmINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHARMACOLOGY: Advances in Translational Sciences and Drug DiscoveryRegistration due date: 5th May (regular). For more information:

04jul9:00 am12:00 pmTechVentureLab - Building and communicating the business case of your InnovationSpeakers: Ignatius Rasiah (Professor (Practice), IEL Former Vice President for Breakthrough Research, Medtronic), Tan Kim Seng (Adjunct Associate Professor, ISEM CEO and co-founder of 3V SourceOne Capital)

04jul9:30 am4:00 pmAnnual IMCB-Miltenyi Biotec Joint Symposium 2019For registration:

05jul7:10 am9:00 amNUS Medicine Professorial Lecture - A Surgeon's JourneySpeaker: Prof Aymeric Lim (Physician-In-Chief, NUHS; Group Chief Human Resource Office, NUHS; Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; Senior Consultant, Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, NUH)

08jul10:00 am11:00 amValue of Information in RetrospectSpeaker: A/Prof Bao Le (Department of Statistics, Penn State University, USA)

09jul12:00 pm1:00 pmUnderstanding the Hereditable Basis of GlaucomaSpeaker: Dr Khor Chiea Chuen (Group Leader, Senior Principal Investigator, Genome Institute of Singapore.)

10jul10:00 am11:00 amFunction and regulation of ER-PM contactsSpeaker: Dr Zhang Dan (Research Investigator, Temasek Lifesciences Laboratory ,


10jul1:00 pm2:00 pmNCIS Ocology Grand Round: Evolution of Term: PreleukemiaSpeaker: Prof H. Phillip Koeffler (Cancer Science Institue (CSI))

10jul3:00 pm6:00 pmValidating Your Startup Idea WorkshopFor registration, email to

11jul(jul 11)9:00 am12(jul 12)5:00 pmCochrane Workshops on: Basic Systematic Review and Meta-analysis~ Locating, Synthesizing and Publishing the Best Evidence AvailableRegistration required (by 14th June 2019).

11jul10:00 am11:00 amColonization of sea lymegrass (Leymus arenarius) and sea sandwort (Honckenya peploides) on Surtsey, the southernmost island of IcelandSpeaker: Prof Kesara Anamthawat-Jonsson (Professor, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland)

11jul11:00 am12:00 pmThe stuff of memories: Internal neural representations of the external world in the hippocampusSpeaker: Usman Farooq (Interdepartmental Neuroscience Pogram, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA)

12jul7:10 am9:00 amMicrobiome in GI CancerSpeaker: Professor Joseph Sung (Professor of Medicine, Director Institute of Digestive Diseases, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

12jul8:30 am1:00 pmNext Generation Sequencing: From Discovery to Precision MedicineFor registration:

15jul(jul 15)9:00 am16(jul 16)5:00 pmCochrane Workshops on: Network Meta-analysisRegstration required (by 14th June 2019).

16jul(jul 16)9:00 am17(jul 17)5:00 pmScientific Writing Workshop - Dr George D. Gopen


16jul12:00 pm1:00 pmLoss of ALK4 Function Promotes Cancer Progression Through Reprogramming of Receptor GlycosylationSpeaker: Dr Gerard Blobe (Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine)

16jul12:00 pm1:00 pmMSC-Olink Joint Workshop "Olink to Accelerate Proteomic Discoveries for Precision Medicine"Speakers: Dr. Andera Ballagi (VP Sales & Marketing, Olink Proteomics) and Prof Arthur Mark Richards

16jul3:00 pm4:00 pmConstructing the gene regulatory network underlying heart development using genomicsSpeaker: Dr Cecelia Winata (Group Leader, Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Poland)

16jul5:30 pm7:00 pmPatient Reported Outcomes (PRO) in Primary Care ResearchSpeaker: Prof Cindy Lam (Professor in Family Medicine and Head, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong)

17jul12:00 pm1:00 pmApplications of the Bacterial Ghost Platform TechnologySpeaker: Dr Werner LUBITZ (BIRD-C GmbH, Vienna, Austria)

17jul1:00 pm2:00 pmNCIS Ocology Grand Round: The Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Patients with CancerSpeaker: Dr Amanda Lim (Associate Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, NUH)

18jul(jul 18)9:00 am21(jul 21)6:00 pm2nd NUS-NUHS-MIT Healthcare AI Datathon and EXPOFor more information and venues, please visit

19jul7:10 am9:00 amHow Shall We Teach? How Shall We Learn? Educating Physicians in the 21st CenturySpeaker: Prof Vincent R Hertz (Professor of Surgery, Emeritus-Hand Surgery, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University, USA)

19jul10:00 am11:00 amMangroves in a Changing World: From Population Genetics to Ecological GenomicsSpeaker: Dr Alison Wee (College of Forestry, Guangxi University, China)

19jul12:00 pm1:00 pmTumor suppressor WWOX is a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's DiseaseSpeaker: Dr Nan-Shan Chang (Professor, Molecular Medicine Institute, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan). For registration:

20jul2:00 pm5:00 pmThe HEART Truth SymposiumFor more information:

23jul10:00 am12:00 pmMonthly Tableau Data Visualization Software Training - check flyer for various dates

23jul12:00 pm1:00 pmNew Insights into the Cause and Treatment of SchizophreniaSpeaker: Prof Alan Breier (Professor of Psychiatry, Vice-Chair for Clinical Research, Indiana University School of Medicine)

24jul(jul 24)9:00 am25(jul 25)5:00 pmWorkshop: Conducting Economic Evaluation Using Person-Level DataSpeakers: Dr Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai and Dr Wee Hwee Lin. For registration: Ms Toh Kai Yee ( Course fees required for attendance.

24jul(jul 24)9:00 am25(jul 25)6:00 pmCourse: PLANNING BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMSSpeaker: A/Professor Wong Mee Lian (NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary); NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Joint)

25jul9:30 am10:15 amWhat talks to Brown Fat?Speaker: Prof Jan Nedergaard (Dean of Biology, Department of Molecular Biosciences The Wenner - Gren Institute Stockholm University)

25jul10:15 am11:00 amHuman brown adipose tissue is phenocopied by classical brown (but not beige) adipose tissue in physiologically humanized miceSpeaker: Prof Barbara Cannon (Department of Molecular Biosciences The Wenner - Gren Institute Stockholm University)

25jul2:00 pm3:00 pmResearch Seminar: Quantitative Imaging of Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Glucose-Regulated Hormone Secretion from Pancreatic IsletsSpeaker: Prof David Piston (Head, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology Washington University)

25jul4:00 pm6:00 pmBEST PRACTICES SHARING SESSIONFor more information and registration:

27jul(jul 27)8:00 am28(jul 28)2:00 pmRadioPath2019: Radiology Pathology Correlation CoursePaid registration required. For more information;

29jul1:00 pm4:00 pmPROFESSIONAL UPDATE - “Implementation Science”-Old Wine in New Wine Skin?Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Wasserman (Pardee RAND Graduate School, The RAND Corporation), Professor May C Wang (UCLA Fielding School of Public Health)

31jul10:00 am11:00 amAdvancing the predictivity of skin sensitization by applying a novel HOMX1 reporter system (EndoSens)Speaker: Dr. Huang Lizhen (Associate Professor, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China)