Events Archive - NUS Medical Sciences Cluster

october, 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

30sep01octCentres 9th International Clinical Ethics Conference - Recent Legal Developments and Their Implications on Healthcare PracticeFor more information, please refer to event flyer

01oct12:00 pm1:00 pmCiliary Signaling in Human Disease: From Neurodegeneration to CancerSpeaker: Dr Sarah Goetz (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, USA)

01oct3:00 pm4:00 pmChromatin 3D Organisation and Regulation of TranscriptionSpeaker: Francesco Ferrari, PhD (Principal Investigator - Computational Genomics Laboratory IFOM - The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology)

01oct3:00 pm4:00 pmThe Actin-Modulating Protein Synaptopodin - An Organizer Of Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum And Neuronal Plasticity In Hippocampal NeuronsSpeaker: Prof Thomas Deller (Professor of Anatomy, Institute for Clinical Neuroanatomy Neuroscience Center, Goethe University Frankfurt)

01oct4:00 pm5:00 pmChronic Disease Nutritional Epidemiology: An Overview of Public Health NutritionSpeaker: Dr Queenie Chan (For registration:

01oct5:00 pm6:00 pmJoint SGCC-CSI Gastric Cancer Seminar: Role of Intestinal Metaplasia in Gastric CancerSpeaker: Dr. Supriya Srivastava (Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

02oct(oct 2)8:00 am04(oct 4)6:00 pmThe International Conference on GENOMES AND AI: FROM PACKING TO REGULATION

02oct11:00 am12:00 pmCell division in small and large cellsSpeaker: Prof Rong Li (Director, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore)

03oct(oct 3)9:00 am04(oct 4)6:00 pm5th RNA Biology SymposiumFor more information:

04oct7:10 am8:30 amUnravelling the Origin of Childhood ObesitySpeaker: Prof Lee Yung Seng (Chair, KTP-NUCMI, NUH, Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, KTP-NUCMI, NUH)

04oct9:00 am1:00 pmSingapore Biodesign Lecture Series and Workshop: Quality Management System Workshop for Medical Device StartupsGuest Speaker: Ms Iris Tan (Manager, Quality, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, Advent Access); Trainers: Dr Mark Chong, Ms Fiona Loke (Co-Curriculum Heads, SB) - Paid registration required

04oct11:00 am12:00 pmCiliary signaling in human disease: From neurodegeneration to cancerSpeaker: Dr Sarah Goetz (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, USA)

04oct12:00 pm1:00 pmDysfunction of Synaptic Endocytic Trafficking in Parkinson’s DiseaseSpeaker: Cao Mian (Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)

05oct(oct 5)9:00 am06(oct 6)6:00 pm7th Singapore Sarcoma Consortium - Education and Research MeetingFor registration:

08oct9:00 am6:00 pmREINVENT Workshop: Mentoring - Provider: Centre for Medical Education, NUSRegistration Due Date: 30th April (Please see details for terms and conditions)

08oct10:00 am11:30 amPublic Health Thought Leadership Dialogue: ‘Cannabis Policy: The Example of Canada’Speaker: Prof Jürgen Rehm (Senior Scientist at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Professor, University of Toronto, Canada)

08oct10:00 am11:00 amAtomic Structures of Vaccinia DNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Complexes: The Mechanism of Poxvirus TranscriptionSpeaker: Dr Clemens Grimm (Department of Biochemistry, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Germany)

08oct12:00 pm1:00 pmA New Beginning; Application of Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics in The Post Genomic EraSpeaker: Dr Radoslaw Sobota (Principal Investigator, Functional Proteomics Laboratory, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*Star)

09oct11:00 am12:00 pmCMR Imaging endpoint in Clinical Research: What is the consensus from SCMR?Speaker: Prof Alistair Young (Department of Anatomy with Radiology, University of Auckland New Zealand)

09oct12:00 pm1:00 pmAge is just a number but it matters: How the aged tumour microenvironment exacerbates response to chemotherapySpeaker: Karen Crasta (Nanyang Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU)

09oct1:00 pm2:00 pmVolume Care, Value Care and Patient Centred CareSpeaker: Prof Quek Swee Chye (Chairman, Medical Board, NUH)

10oct11:00 am12:00 pmHow to naturally stimulate the vagus nerve through breathing? Implication in psychiatric and inflammatory diseasesSpeaker: Caroline Sevoz-Couche, PhD (Research scientist and Principal Investigator, INSERM, Neuropsychopharmacology Department, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France)

11oct7:10 am8:30 amDistinguished Senior Clinician Award (DSCA) 2019Speaker: A/Prof Thomas Loh (Deputy Physician-in-Chief, NUHS; Director, Leadership Strategy, NUHS)

11oct11:00 am12:00 pmCirculating Tumor Cells: A Unique Window Into Cancer Metastasis and Non-invasive Biomarkers Of Therapeutic ResponseSpeaker: Dr Xin Hong (HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School)

11oct12:30 pm1:30 pmNUS-Priority Research In Medical Education TalkSpeakers: Dr LOH Cheng (mergency Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University); Ms LOY Yijun (Rehabilitation Department, National University Hospital)

12oct2:30 pm4:30 pmGood News of Ageing in Singapore: Preventing Dementia, Depression and DecrepitudeSpeaker: Prof Kua Ee Heok (Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience; Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at NationalUniversity of Singapore (NUS) and the Mind Care Clinic, FarrerPark Hospital)

14oct(oct 14)9:00 am15(oct 15)6:00 pm1st Annual Human Genomics Symposium 2019For registration:

14oct10:00 am11:00 amCELL LINEAGE SPECIFICATION IN EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENTSpeaker: PROF KOH KIAN PENG (Professor, KU Leuven, StamcelinstituutLeuven (SCIL), Belgium)

14oct11:00 am12:00 pmLightening the Cerebellum from P/Q-type Calcium Channel Specific DiseaseSpeaker: Prof Stefan Herlitze (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)

14oct3:00 pm4:00 pmGermline Predisposition to Haematopoietic MalignanciesSpeaker: Prof Lucy A. Godley (Professor, Section of Haematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine and Human Genetics, The University of Chicago)

15oct(oct 15)9:00 am16(oct 16)6:00 am14th Singapor Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference

15oct12:00 pm1:00 pmTalin1 Regulates TLR Complex Assembly and Signalling Via Direct Interactions With Myd88 And PIP5K To Control Dendritic Cell ActivationSpeaker: A/Prof SU I-Hsin (School of Biological Sciences, NTU)

16oct9:00 am5:40 pmA*STAR Scientific Conference 2019: The Next Bounds in ScienceFor registration:

17oct3:00 pm4:00 pmBone Systems Mechanobiology and Personalized HealthSpeaker: Prof Ralph Müller (Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Laboratory for Bone Biomechanics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

17oct4:00 pm5:00 pmIn vitro Synthetic Biology - Using Cell Free Systems to Rapidly Access to Xenobiotics in a Test-TubeSpeaker: Prof Paul Freemont (Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London)

18oct9:00 am10:00 amLongitudinal In Vivo Imaging of Skeletal Tissue RegenerationSpeaker: Prof Ralph Müller (Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Laboratory for Bone Biomechanics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

18oct2:30 pm4:30 pmNUS Medicine-Merck Scientific Partnership SeminarFor registration:

19oct(oct 19)9:00 am20(oct 20)6:00 pmNUHCS-NCIS Arteriovenous Forum 2019For more information:

23oct9:00 am6:00 pm11th DUNES Annual Scientific SymposiumFor registration:

23oct4:00 pm5:00 pmStructural Evidence for A Functional Actin Cytoskeleton in Asgard ArchaeaSpeaker: Prof Robert C. Robinson (Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Okayama University, Japan; Biomolecular Science and Engineering (BSE), Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Rayong, Thailand)

24oct(oct 24)8:00 am25(oct 25)6:00 pmNUS-Cambridge Joint Symposium 2019 - Population-based Genomic MedicineFor more information, please contact Crystal at

24oct12:00 pm1:00 pmPhysiology -- core science for climate change health impact assessmentSpeaker: Tord Kjellstrom (Health and Environment International Trust, Mapua, New Zealand, Australian National University, National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, Canberra, Australia) and Bruno Lemke (Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson, New Zealand)

25oct7:10 am8:30 amNew kid on the block: Family Medicine in actionSpeaker: Prof Doris Young

25oct4:30 pm5:30 pmGoing Live and Staying AlivePlease see flyer for more information

29oct(oct 29)8:00 am30(oct 30)5:00 pm2019 Singapore Symposium on Metabolic DiseasesPlease email: for registration (required)

31oct10:00 am11:00 amHumanized Mouse Model: A Tool to Address Human Specific Questions on Biomedical ResearchSpeaker: Assoc Prof Chen Qingfeng