Calendar - NUS Medical Sciences Cluster


The Calendar is maintained by the NUS Postdoctoral Association to inform the MSC community about upcoming scientific events.



august, 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

01aug9:00 am02(aug 2)6:00 pm1st NUH, MASTERCLASS IN CLINICAL RESEARCHPlease see flyer for regisration information

01aug5:30 pm7:00 pmThe Role of Primary Care Across the Cancer ContinuumSpeaker: Prof Jon Emery

02aug7:10 am9:00 amMass Spectrometry of Lipids in Human Blood PlasmaSpeaker: Prof Markus R Wenk (Provost's Chair, Head, Department of Biochemistry, NUS. Director, Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING), NUS.)

02aug8:00 am3:00 pmSymposium on Building Towards Sustainable Physical Activity BehaviorFor more information:

02aug8:30 am4:15 pmAnnual NUS Medicine Strategic WorkshopFor registration:

02aug(aug 2)8:30 am03(aug 3)6:00 pm6th NCIS Annual Research Meeting (NCAM 2019)

02aug12:00 pm1:00 pmLong-Term Memory Caught in TrafficSpeaker: A/Prof Sathya Puthanveettil (Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, USA). For registration:

02aug2:00 pm5:00 pmENHANCING SAFETY AND HEALTH CULTURE IN NUS MEDICINE: Biosafety & Biosecurity in the New EraSee flyer for registration information

03aug1:00 pm4:30 pmHealthcare Worker HIV education series Module 1 - HIV BASICSFor more information:

05aug11:00 am12:00 pmNatural Product Research and Synthetic Drug Research and DevelopmentSpeaker: Dr Wang Haishan (Founder and Director, Probit Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd, Singapore) - For registration:

05aug12:00 pm1:00 pmCellular and computational basis of learning in the fruit-flySpeaker: Li Yan McCurdy (Yale University, USA) -Register:

05aug12:30 pm1:30 pmNUS-Priority ResearchIn Medical Education (Use of Standardised Patient in Patient Education: A Mixed Methods Study)/(Critical Decision Making by Residents during the Performance of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Are our Residents Safe or Unsure?Speakers: Ms Siriwan LIM (Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (NUS)), Dr KOURA Aaryan Nath (Division of Upper GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

05aug12:30 pm1:30 pmFinancial Planning: Retire SmartSpeaker: LORNA TAN (THE SUNDAY TIMES’ INVEST EDITOR & THE STRAITS TIMES’ SENIOR CORRESPONDENT )

05aug2:00 pm3:00 pmInhibiting Kinases for the Treatment of Diseases: Example of MNK1/2 KinasesSpeaker: Dr Kassoum Nacro (Research Project Leader Medicinal Chemistry, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, A*Star)

06aug9:00 am10:00 amHost-microbial Metabolic Interactions in Health and DiseaseSpeaker: Dr Li Jia (Senior Lecturer, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK) - For registration:

06aug10:00 am3:00 pmNUS Cell Sorting Seminar and DemoFor more information and registration:

06aug1:00 pm2:00 pmThe Microbiome as a Driver of Host Phenotypes: How the Unleashed Microbiome of Cancer Patients Affects Circulatory Immune Cell DynamicsSpeaker: Dr Jonas Schlüter (Research Scholar, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, Computational Biology Programme, Zukerman research Centre, USA) - For registration:

08aug11:00 am12:00 pmA Developmental Roadmap to Generate Desired Human Cell-types from Pluripotent Stem CellsSpeaker: Asst Prof Kyle Loh (Assistant Professor and The Anthony DiGenova Endowed Faculty Scholar, Department of Developmental Biology, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University of Medicine, Stanford University, USA)

13aug4:00 pm5:30 pmiHealthtech Distinguished Speaker Series – Lectures on Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (Lectures VI and VII: Chemical and Biomedical Applications)Speaker: Prof Takehiko Kitamori (Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

14aug10:00 am11:00 amInvestigating molecular regulation of biological aging and its interventions at the systemic, tissue-specific and cellular levelsSpeaker: Ameya Kulkarni (Final-year Ph.D candidate in Clinicial Investigation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA)

14aug11:00 am12:30 pmiHealthtech Distinguished Speaker Series – Lectures on Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (Lectures VII and VIII: Biomedical and Science Applications)Speaker: Prof Takehiko Kitamori (Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

14aug12:00 pm1:00 pmHeterogeneity of Ageing in Human PopulationsSpeaker: Prof Jing-Dong Jackie Han (Professor, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Center for Quantitative Biology, Peking University)

14aug12:00 pm1:00 pmNovel Functions of Gasdermin D During NETosis and ApoptosisSpeaker: Dr. Chen Kaiwen (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland)

14aug4:00 pm5:00 pmTRENDS Seminar: Effects of a Coping-oriented Supportive Programme for People with Spinal Cord Injury during Inpatient Rehabilitation: A quasi-experimental studySpeaker: Dr Yan Li (Postdoctoral Researcher from the Florence Nightingale, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King’s College London)

15aug12:00 pm2:00 pmNUHS Women in Science and Healthcare Lunch and Learn Series: Human Capital Investment for InnovationsSpeaker: Philip Yeo (Chairman of Economic Development Innovations Singapore & Accuron Technologies)

15aug4:00 pm5:00 pmEar’s something new: Innate defence functions of the middle ear epitheliumSpeaker: Prof. Colin Bingle (Professor of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Sheffield)

16aug4:30 am5:30 amNUHS-AIO-MI Journal Club - Leveraging on our EMR

16aug7:10 am9:00 amSoup of the daySpeaker: Dr Tan Lai Yong (Director for Outreach and Community Engagement, College of Alice and Peter Tan, NUS)

16aug1:30 pm3:30 pmLinkedIn Workshop: 10 Top Tips for How to Use LinkedIn for Social SellingSpeaker: Chris J Reed (For registration:

19aug(aug 19)8:00 am22(aug 22)6:00 pm27th FAOBMB Conference and International Meeting-44th MSBMB Conference Plus IUBMB Special SymposiaPlease see flyer for more information

19aug2:00 pm5:30 pmINDUSTRY 4.0 – NETWORK AND SHARING SESSIONFor registration, please email Serena at

20aug12:00 pm1:00 pmInduced Protein Degradation: Emerging Drug Discovery Paradigm Used By An Old TB DrugSpeaker: Prof Thomas Dick (Toh Chin Chye Visiting Professor, NUS. Antibacterial Drug Discovery Lab Center for Discovery and Innovation Hackensack Meridian Health (CDI-HMH) Nutley, New Jersey)

21aug1:00 pm2:00 pmIs the Negative Clinical Trial Truly Negative? A Balanced InterpretationSpeaker: A/Prof Tai Bee Choo (Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Joint Associate Professor Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

21aug2:00 pm3:00 pmEvaluation of Health Systems InterventionsSpeaker: Prof Ajay Mahal (Professor of Health Economics and Health Systems, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.)

21aug3:00 pm4:00 pmSomething from Nothing: Deconvoluting the Complexity in Human ExposomeSpeaker: Asst Prof Fang Mingliang (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU. Deputy Director Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute, NTU)

22aug8:00 am2:00 pmTransforming Healthcare Beyond Hospital: Tracheostomy Care Workshop

22aug11:00 am12:30 pmA Complete Cancer WorkflowMiltenyi Biotec

23aug7:10 am9:00 amConsequences of Sleep Deprivation and Healthy Sleep TipsSpeaker: Prof Judith A Owens (Director of Sleep Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School)

23aug12:00 pm2:30 pmNUS MSC - FOS Joint Symposium (Ageing and Neurodegenerative Diseases)For registration:

26aug(aug 26)8:30 am27(aug 27)5:30 pmOPTIONS X Pre-conference Workshop: Introduction to Infectious Disease ModellingRegisttration required.

26aug11:00 am12:00 pmOncogene Cooperation in Leukemia DevelopmentSpeaker: Prof Jan Cools (Professor KU Leuven, Group Leader VIB, Leuven, Belgium)

26aug3:00 pm4:00 pmUsing theoretical models of analytical instrumentation to automate clinical diagnostic analysisSpeaker: Randall Julian, Ph.D (CEO and Founder Indigo BioAutomation, Carmel, Indiana USA, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, Indiana USA)

26aug3:00 pm4:00 pmMotor-based polarity sorting of microtubules in neuronsSpeaker: Dr Peter Baas (Drexel University College of Medicine, USA)

27aug12:00 pm1:00 pmHumanized Mouse Model: A Tool to Address Human Specific Questions in Biomedical ResearchSpeaker: Dr Qingfeng Chen (Senior Principal Investigator, Humanized Mouse Unit, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR)

27aug12:00 pm1:00 pmDo Universal Influenza Vaccines Increase The Risk of Autoimmunity?Speaker: Dr Maureen McGargill (St Jude Children's Research Hospital and Department of Immunology Health Science Center, University of Tennessee)

27aug3:30 pm4:30 pmStructural and functional properties of fungal centromeresSpeaker: Prof. Kaustuv Sanyal (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research (JNCASR) India)

28aug8:30 am2:00 pmOPTIONS X Pre-conference Workshop: Health Technology Assessment for VaccinesRegistration required.

28aug11:00 am11:30 amInnate immune sensing of HIV-1 infection requires a two-step authentication processSpeaker: Prof. Sumit Chanda (Professor & Director, Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute)

28aug11:30 am12:00 pmVirus interferon antagonism and host tropismSpeaker: Prof Adolfo García-Sastre (Professor of Microbiology and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

28aug1:00 pm2:00 pmUsing Economics to Reduce Healthcare Associated InfectionsSpeaker: Prof Nicholas Graves (Deputy Director, HSSR and HSRI, Duke-NUS Medical School)

30aug9:00 am6:00 pmREINVENT Workshop: Leadership – John Maxwell 360 Degree Leader (Provider: NTUC Learning Hub)Registration Due Date: 30th April (please see details on terms and conditions)

30aug4:00 pm5:00 pmiHealthtech Seminar - The Hippo pathway and its regulatory mechanismsSpeaker: Prof Wanjin Hong (Executive Director Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR Research Entities)

31aug2:00 pm4:00 pm“Winning Against Cancer Public Forum 2019”-Cancers in our Wives, Sisters and DaughtersPlease email your name, contact number, email address and preferred session (Chinese and/or English) to