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Day trip to JB - makan makan all the way

A total of 37 staffs went for a day trip to JB on 13 June 2014.

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Expectant mums' dengue history poses risk

Assoc Prof Sylvie Alonso made headlines (ST, 12 May 2014) with discovery that showed maternally transferred dengue antibodies can potentially enhance dengue disease severity in young mice.

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Congratulations to Assoc Prof Vincent Chow on receiving the Faculty Research Excellence Award AY2012/2013

This award recognises faculty members who have shown high level of excellent achievements as a researcher in the School of Medicine in the last academic year.




Congratulations to Dr. Justin Chu on receiving the NUS Anuual Teaching Excellence Award AY2012/2013

Dr. Justin Chu is also awarded the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for AY2012/2013. This award recognises staff members who have achieved excellence as teachers in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.




Up close with Heroes - Mrs. Phoon Meng Chee

Our Lab Manager, Mrs. Phoon Meng Chee, was featured in the MediCine Issue 10 (May 2014) - Up close with Heroes (page 3).




Microbiology 2nd Students' Symposium

To showcase research performed by our graduate students in the form of oral and poster presentations.

Date: 23 May 2014
Venue: CeLS Auditorium, Centre for Life Sciences

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Microbiology MD4 Grand Opening Party

The Department organised a party to celebrate the completion of the MD4 regularisation exercise on 25 April 2014, 3pm.

Organising committee: A/Prof Kevin Tan, Dr. Zhang Yongliang, Dr. Bruce Russell and Mrs. Phoon Meng Chee.

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Appreciation lunch for Prof Mary Ng, 13th Aug 2013

Prof Mary Ng completed her term as Acting Head on 31 July 2013. The Department held a appreciation lunch on 13 August 2013, to thank Prof Mary Ng for her invaluable service and also to welcome Prof Nicholas Gascoigne as Head of Department.

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Department of Microbiology has a new head!

Prof Nicholas Gascoigne assumed headship on 1 August 2013.

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Our building (MD4) is getting a make-over!

As part of the YLLSOM regularisation program, phase I of the renovation work on our building finally started in August / September last year. To date, work have been completed for level 3 and 5 and we are now into phases 3 & 4 of renovation work. The whole building will be ready by September later this year.

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Department of Microbiology hosting BioPharma Asia Convention 2013

Symposium on Infection & Immunity
Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Time: 930am to 1210pm
Venue: Resort World Sentosa, Seminar Theatre One

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YLLSoM 3rd Annual Graduate Scientific Congress (AGSC) 2013 Award Winners

Congratulation to our award winners at the AGSC held on 30 January 2013!

Best Oral Presentation award winner: Chong Mun Keat
Best Poster Presentation award winners: Tang Peng & Wee Soon Huat, Alvin

The AGSC is a one-day conference that offer NUHS (YLLSOM, SSHSPH, ALCNS, FOD & CSI) graduate students and Wong Hock Boon Society MBBS research students as guest participants, an opportunity to interact, share and showcase their scientific discoveries through oral and poster presentations.

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Winners for The Inaugural Microbiology Students' Symposium 2013

Oral Presentation Prize award winners:

Yakult 1st Prize for Oral Presentation award winner: Chong Mun Keat
Chokim 2nd Prize for Oral Presentation award winner: Chin Weixin
Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology 3rd Prize for Oral Presentation award winner: Wendy Wu

10 Best Poster Prize award winners:

1st BASE & BST Scientific Best Poster award winner: Dennis Teo Boon Heng
Beckman Coulter Best Poster award winner: Fiona Wong Hui Sian
Focus Biotech Best Poster award winner: Chua Jin Shun Anthony
Focus Biotech Best Poster award winner: Wong Jin Huei
IDT & vCell Science Best Poster award winner: Emelyne Quek Jiang Li
ITS Science and Medical Best Poster award winner: Sushmita Poddar
Insta BioAnalytik Best Poster award winner: Ho Danliang
Insta BioAnalytik Best Poster award winner: Mak Tze Minn
Practical MediScience Best Poster award winner: Xu Meihui
SPD Scientific Best Poster award winner: Khairunnisa

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The Inaugural Microbiology Students' Symposium

To showcase research performed by our graduate students in the form of oral and poster presentations.

Date: 14 – 15 Jan 2013
Venue: LT36 @ MD6

Themes for Oral & Poster Presentation:

  1. Host-Microbes-Environment
  2. Molecular & Cellular Immunology
  3. Molecular Therapeutics

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Congratulations to Assoc Prof Kevin Tan on receiving the NUS Faculty Research Excellence Award (Basic Scientist) AY2011/2012

This award recognises faculty members who have shown high level of excellent achievements as a researcher in the School of Medicine in the last academic year.




Welcome Tea 2012

The department held its annual Welcome Tea on 24 Oct 2012; an afternoon of fun and games when staff and students socialized in a festive ambiance. The theme this year was Sci-Friction.

Committee members are:

Dr. Zhang Yongliang (chair), Dr. Sylvie Alonso, Dr. Veronique Angeli, A/Prof Kevin Tan (advisor), Michelle Ang, Ch'ng Jun Hong, Lim Hwee Ying, Lin Wen Wei, Phoon Meng Chee, Png Chin Wen, Cindy Tan, Wang Danke, Fiona Wong, Wu Zhaona, Yeo Hui Min, Yeo Kim Pin and Zarina Zainul.

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Discovery of Dengue Antibody

Assoc Prof Paul MacAry made headlines (ST, 22 June 2012) with the discovery of antibody that can destroy the dengue virus at a faster rate! This discovery is published in the Science Translational Medicine Journal.

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Congratulations to Assoc Prof Lee Yuan Kun on winning the Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2012

A/Prof Lee is also awarded the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for AY2010/2011. This award recognises staff members who have achieved excellence as teachers in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.




Department Retereat 2012

The Department had a fruitful 2-day retreat at Traders Hotel on 15 – 16 June to discuss on plans for research and teaching.

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Appreciation Lunch for Prof Mike Kemeny

Prof Mike Kemeny completed his term as Head, on 30 March 2012. The department held a appreciation lunch on 23 April 2012, to thank Prof Kemeny for his invaluable service in leading the department since July 2005. The admin team and academic staffs also held separate lunch/dinner in honour of Prof Kemeny.

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Department of Microbiology has a new Head!

Prof Mary Ng Mah Lee succeeded Prof Mike Kemeny as Acting Head, with effect from 1 April 2012.


Congratulations to the following staff for their long service award 2011:

  • Prof Chan Soh Ha (35 years)
  • Assoc Prof Sim Tiow Suan (30 years)
  • Assoc Prof Norbert Lehming (10 years)
  • Lim Ek Wang (45 years)
  • Howe Lye Chun, Josephine (40 years)
  • Thong Khar Tiang nee Chan (35 years)
  • Yap Yeong Hock (35 years)
  • Chan Yue Ng (30 years)



Welcome Tea 2011

The department held its annual Welcome Tea on 18 Nov 2011, an afternoon of fun and games when staff and students socialized in a festive ambiance. The theme this year was Freakshow Circus / Carnival.

Committee members: A/Prof Kevin Tan, Dr. Sylvie Alonso, Dr. Zhang Yongliang, Mrs. Phoon Meng Chee, Cindy Tan, Siti Zarina Zainul Rahim, Ch'ng Jun Hong, Amanda Goh, Hazel Koh, LIm Mei Xing, Tey Lee Keey, Lin Wen Wei and Ang Lei Yin.

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Singapore-Japan Joint Forum on Emerging Concepts in Microbiology

Date: 15 – 16 Nov 2011
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: CRC Auditorium, MD11, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

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Congratulations to Dr. Veronique Angeli on winning the Faculty Young Researcher Award (YRA) 2011

The YRA is conferred to researchers below 40 years of age as of the deadline specified by the Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology), based on their impact and promise in research.

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Malacca Day Trip – June 2011

A day of sightseeing, shopping and best of all durains feasting at Malacca!

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bioTerminator team won SafetyMation 2011 award

Our bioTerminator team won the SafetyMation 2011 Silver Award this year! The team created an innovative safety video clip showing a simulation of a clean-up procedure for a large biological spill.

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Congratulations to Dr. Paul MacAry on winning the University Young Researcher Award 2010

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Congratulations to Prof Mike Kemeny on receiving the NUS Faculty Research Excellence Award AY2010/2011




85th Anniversary Celebration

The department celebrated a significant milestone – its 85th Anniversary, on 26 Nov 2010 at the Kent Ridge Guild House with a scientific symposium and dinner. Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President of NUS, was the guest of honor.

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