Calendar - NUS Medical Sciences Cluster


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



december, 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

02dec9:30 am2:00 pmOrganoid Lunch and Learn SeminarPlease see below for more information

02dec4:00 pm5:00 pmRemarks on health eatingSpeaker: Prof Bernhard O. Boehm (Ong Tiong Tat Chair Professor in Diabetes Research, Scientific Director of Metabolic Disorders Programme, Professor Metabolic Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU, Singapore)

04dec4:00 pm5:00 pmInformation Session on commercialization programmes (LLP, GRIP, JUMPSTART, Executive Deep Tech programme)For registration:

04dec4:00 pm5:00 pmResearch and Education Collaboration for Nursing development in Singapore: A Theory-Based mHealth Intervention for Behaviour Change in Heart FailureSpeaker: A/Prof Ponrathi Athilingam (University South Florida, USA)

05dec(dec 5)9:00 am07(dec 7)8:30 pmChao Tzee Cheng Professorship in Pathology and Forensic Science Programme 2019Please see flyer below for more information. For registration:

05dec12:00 pm1:00 pmInnate Immune Surveillance By Surfactant Protein D Against Allergy And CancerSpeaker: Dr Uday KISHORE (Brunel University London)

05dec7:00 pm8:30 pmForensic science and forensic pathology: the friendship and lives of Prof Chao Tzee Cheng and Dr Henry LeeSpeaker: Dr Henry Lee

06dec8:00 am6:00 pmCREATE SYMPOSIUM 2019 - Climate ChangePlease see flyer for more information

06dec8:30 am10:30 amAcademic Entrepreneurs, New Technologies, and Building Companies to Treat Disease: A Personal HistoryProf Harvey Lodish (Founding Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Professor of Biology and Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA)

06dec10:00 am11:00 amCysteine cathepsins in cancer: Diagnostic imaging and beyondSpeaker: Prof Boris Turk (Head and Professor of Biochemistry, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

06dec12:00 pm1:00 pmTreating Self-DNA-Induced Autoimmune Conditions by Targeting cGASSpeaker: Prof Tao Li (National Center of Biomedical Analysis, Beijing, China)

09dec(dec 9)9:00 am12(dec 12)6:00 pmICBME The 17th International Conference on Biomedical EngineeringFor more information:

09dec10:00 am11:30 am"Why Was My Paper Rejected?" - Publishing Tips from a Journal EditorSpeaker: Dr. David Peralta (Editor-in-Chief of ChemMedChem (a Wiley-VCH and ChemPubSoc Europe journal)

09dec4:00 pm5:00 pmElucidation and Derivatisation of Bisindole PathwaysSpeaker: Dr Hung En LAI (Ph.D. in Clinical Research (Medicine), Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

10dec4:00 pm5:00 pmEFI Genomic Enzymology Web Tools (EFI@Illinois): Discovery of Novel Enzymes and Metabolic PathwaysSpeaker: Prof John A. Gerlt (Institute for Genomic Biology, Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

11dec3:00 pm4:00 pmMiniaturized, soft, wireless sensors and photonics for the assessment and stimulation of biological systemsSpeaker: Assistant Prof Philipp Gutruf (Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, USA)

12dec10:00 am11:00 amContaining the Contagion: Discovering and Developing Novel Therapeutics Against BSL-4 AgentsSpeaker: Dr Michael Lo

13dec10:00 am11:30 amMicrostreaming microfluidics for blood processing and analysisSpeaker: Prof Abraham Lee (The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, USA)

13dec11:00 am12:00 pmControlling Differential Cellular Outcomes for the Multi-Functional, Multi-Domained, Replication Protein A and its Chemotherapeutic SignificanceSpeaker: Edwin Antony (Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine)

13dec12:00 pm6:00 pmEdward Koo’s Farewell SymposiumFor registration:

13dec1:00 pm4:00 pmHealth Services Research (HSR) Workshop2 Days -13th & 20th Dec 2019. Please see flyer for more information

19dec3:00 pm4:00 pmEnzymatic DNA Oxidation in the Control of Mammalian DevelopmentSpeaker: Dr XU Guoliang (Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

19dec6:30 pm9:30 pmA*STAR Postdoc and Early Career Scientists Society (A*PECSS) annual end of year networking sessionRSVP -