Seminar Series

January 2017

24

Jan / 17

Ferret as an animal model for investigating influenza antiviral: How far are we?

Dr OH Ding Yuan
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, VIDRL, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

February 2017

24

Jan / 17

Phage-Inducible Chromosomal Islands

Prof José Penadés
Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

March 2017

7

Mar / 17

Bacterial Lipid Trafficking and Outer Membrane Homeostasis

Dr Chng Shu Sin
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

24

Mar / 17

Understanding the Origins of Autoantibodies

Professor Betty Diamond
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

31

Mar / 17

Shaping The T Cell Proteomic Landscape By Antigen Receptor and Cytokines

Professor Doreen Cantrell
The School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

April 2017

3

Apr / 17

Characterizing the Singaporean microbiota strains in the tumor environment

Dr Touati Benoukraf
Cancer Science Institute Singapore, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

11

Apr / 17

Watching the Great Myeloid Cell Migration

Dr Ng Lai Guan
Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

May 2017

30

May / 17

Carbapenemase Producing and Polymyxin-Resistant (mcr-1) Enterobacteriaceae – A Local Genomic and Clinical Epidemiology Study

Dr Jeanette Teo
National University Hospital, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

June 2017

6

Jun / 17

Sugar Chain Based Nano-Biotechnology For The Detection Of Viruses

Professor Yasuo Suda
Kagoshima University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

22

Jun / 17

The Role of Cytokine in Infection and Inflammation

Professor Eddy FY LIEW
University of Glasgow

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

August 2017

1

Aug / 17

Distinct Immune Pathways Governing Susceptibility and Patient Outcome in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease

Professor Ken Smith
University of Cambridge

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

15

Aug / 17

Mechanism Of Action Of Pyrazinamide

Assoc Professor Thomas Dick
Rutgers University, USA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

22

Aug / 17

The role of IL-25 in mediating protective immunity against T. spiralis infection

Dr Pornpimon Angkasekwinai
Thammasat University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

29

Aug / 17

September 2017

12

Sep / 17

Let There Be (UV) Light!: How Sunlight Can Protect Us From Immune Mediated Diseases

Assoc Professor Scott Byrne
The Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

26

Sep / 17

Innate Immune Responses to Viral and Bacterial Infections

Professor Cheng Genhong
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

October 2017

3

Oct / 17

Understanding And Therapeutically Modulating the Balance of Human Treg and Th17 Under Inflammation

Professor Li Bin
The Shanghai Institute of Immunology, Shanghai JiaoTong University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

24

Oct / 17

Immunotherapy: Using The Body to Fight Cancer

Professor Yvonne Paterson
University of Pennsylvania

12PM – 1PM, MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room

31

Oct / 17

Born A Killer: Preconfiguration of Chromatin Landscapes Dictates Virus-Specific CD8+ T Cell Differentiation

Professor Stephen Turner
Monash University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

November 2017

10

Nov / 17

Small Changes Have Big Effects: Genetic profiling to predict pathogenicity

Dr October Sessions
Duke-NUS Medical School

12PM – 1PM, MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room

14

Nov / 17

Monitoring, Predicting And Altering The Evolution of RNA Virus Populations in Sequence Space

Professor Marco Vignuzzi
Institut Pasteur

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

21

Nov / 17

Dendritic Cell Receptors: Pattern Recognition and Immune Modulation

Professor Mireille Lahoud
Monash University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

28

Nov / 17

Role of Neutrophils in Influenza Virus Pathogenesis

Dr Narasaraju Teluguakula
Oklahoma State University – Stillwater

12PM – 1PM, MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room

January 2016

12

Jan / 16

Mast Cell Mediated Immunity and Immune Pathology During Dengue Virus Infection

Dr. Ashley St. John
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

21

Jan / 16

Dominant Immune Tolerance is Characterized By Rapid Metabolic Reprograming

Prof John E. Connolly
IMCB, A*Star

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2

26

Jan / 16

Journey To The Center of The Cell

Dr. Frederic Bard
IMCB, A*Star

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2


29

Jan / 16

Commensal Pathogens in Respiratory Diseases and in Meningitis

Prof Staffan Normark, Prof Birgitta Henriques Normark and Dr Edmund Loh
Karolinska Institutet

2PM – 330PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2

February 2016

2

Feb / 16

Potential Roles of MicroRNAs in Pulmonary Regeneration Following Influenza Pneumonia

Mr. Tan Kai Sen
A/Prof Vincent Chow's lab

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2

2

Feb / 16

Engineering Anti-Allergen Antibodies as Candidate Therapeutics For Allergic Diseases

Ms. Chan Jin Hui Sherlynn
A/Prof Paul MacAry's lab

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2

16

Feb / 16

Cryo-Electron Tomography of Genetically Engineered Mini T. Brucei

Professor Cynthia Y. He
Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2

23

Feb / 16

Blowflies and Houseflies From Different Continents Share a Core Microbiome with Host Specific Components

Professor Stephan C. Schuster
SCELSE, NTU

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2

March 2016

1

Mar / 16

The Role of cGAS-dependent DNA Sensor Pathways in Cancer

Ms. Zhang Yaling
Dr. Stephan Gasser's lab, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2

1

Mar / 16

A Humanised Mouse Model for Chikungunya Virus Infection

Ms. Parveen Kaur
Dr. Justin Chu's lab, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2



10

Mar / 16

Gut Microbiota and Host Interactions

Dr. Parag Kundu
Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Science Engineering

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4, level 2



15

Mar / 16

Addressing Unmet Medical Need in the Developing World Through Partnership and Collaboration

Dr. Thierry Diagana
Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

22

Mar / 16

Cellular and Molecular Mechanism of Alphavirus Pathogenesis: Implications for Disease Interventions

Professor Lisa F. P. Ng
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

April 2016

5

Apr / 16

Novel Regulatory Mechanisms in Innate Immune Signalling

Dr Endre KISS-TOTH
The University of Sheffield

4PM – 5PM, CeLS Auditorium


12

Apr / 16

How I Contracted The Virus Of Electron Microscopy And How I Live With It

Dr Isabelle BONNE
Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

May 2016

31

May / 16

Toll-Like Receptor (TLR)-7 Plays A Critical Role In Regulation Of Systemic Immunity

Dr Anna-Marie FAIRHURST
Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

June 2016

24

Jun / 16

Assessing Immune-Mediated Elimination of Natural HIV Reservoirs

Prof Douglas Nixon & Dr Brad Jones
George Washington University

10AM – 11AM, CeLS Auditorium

August 2016

2

Aug / 16

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Its Role in Immunity, Wound Repair & Tissue Homeostasis

Dr Dietmar Zaiss
University of Edinburgh

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

10

Aug / 16

Knowing your MAITs: Our Friends in Sickness and Health?

Dr Edwin Leeansyah
Duke-NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

12

Aug / 16

Orphan Inflammasome Sensors and Inherited Skin Cancer

Dr Franklin Zhong
IMB, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

16

Aug / 16

Exploring Antigen Specificity in The Context of The T Cell Repertoire

Prof Benny Chain
University College London

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

23

Aug / 16

Development of Innovative Analytic Methods for Single-cell Data

Dr Chen Jinmiao
SIgN, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

24

Aug / 16

The Tale of A Ring: From Structural Biology of the Cohesin Complex to Human Disease

Dr Dmitri Ivanov
Visiting Scientist, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

30

Aug / 16

Immunological Synapses in Human Health and Disease

Prof Salvatore Valitutti
Physiopathology Center of Toulouse-Purpan, INSERM

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

September 2016

14

Sep / 16

Protein Partners for Plasmodium Vivax Invasion of Reticulocytes

Dr Benoit Malleret
Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

15

Sep / 16

A Tale Of Two Projects: Tricks With Tetramers And Pig T Cell Responses to Influenza

Ms Katie Tungatt
Cardiff University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 2

21

Sep / 16

Harnessing Host-Pathogen Interaction Mechanisms To Combat Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections

Dr Bindu Sukumaran
Duke-NUS Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

22

Sep / 16

Acute Infection vs Chronic Persistence, Who Decide?

Dr Wang Chao
National Cancer Center

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

27

Sep / 16

The Role of CD137 and CD137L in the Pathogenesis of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

A/Prof Herbert Schwarz
Department of Physiology and LSI Immunology Programme, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

October 2016

4

Oct / 16

Shedding Light In Drug Discovery With Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr. Juan Pablo Bifani
Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

25

Oct / 16

The Complex and Modular Machinery for the Assembly of Beta-barrel Proteins in Bacterial Outer Membranes.

Professor Trevor Lithgow
Monash University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

26

Oct / 16

Role Of Complement Activation And Tissue Factor In The Immunological Attack Of The Placenta And Embryo

Professor Guillermina Girardi
King’s College London

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

28

Oct / 16

Why didn’t your mother reject you?

Professor Guillermina Girardi
King’s College London

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

November 2016

8

Nov / 16

MurJ Is The Flippase Of Lipid-Linked Precursors Of Peptidoglycan Biogenesis

Dr Chris Sham
Harvard Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

9

Nov / 16

Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis In Bacteria

Dr. Chris Sham
Harvard Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

15

Nov / 16

Host-Virus Interaction: Mosquito Model of Infection

Dr Prasad Paradkar
Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

16

Nov / 16

Mosquitoes: Viral Vectors and Antiviral Immunity

Dr Prasad Paradkar
Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

17

Nov / 16

Xenomicrobiota Transplants As A Tool To Investigate Host-Specificity of Gut Microbes

Dr Henning Seedorf
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

21

Nov / 16

Role of Innate Immune Receptors NOD1 and NOD2 in Bacterial Recognition and Host Defense

Dr Bindu Sukumaran
Duke-NUS Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

22

Nov / 16

The Role of Macrophage Metabolism in Promoting Tumour Growth and Metastasis in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Dr Wong Siew Cheng
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

29

Nov / 16

Non-Human Primate Models: A key To Understanding The Pathophysiology Of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Dr Benoit Malleret
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

December 2016

12

Dec / 16

The Antimicrobial Activity Of Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells: Harnessing The Power Of Our MAITs To Fight Infection

Dr Edwin Leeansyah
Karolinska Institutet

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

13

Dec / 16

From ‘Bubble Boy’ to the ‘Berlin patient’: Understanding biology by looking for unicorns

Dr Franklin Zhong
Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

January 2015

13

Jan / 15

Molecular Insights Into Dengue Epidemics And Live Attenuated Vaccine Development

A/Prof Ooi Eng Eong
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 1

23

Jan / 15

Formation and Function of Tissue-Resident Memory T Cells

Prof Frank Carbone
University of Melbourne

2PM – 3PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

February 2015

9

Feb / 15

A Systems View of T-cell Immunity Provides Multiple Opportunities for Therapeutic Intervention in Autoimmune Diseases, Infection & Cancer

Prof Andrew Sewell
Cardiff University School of Medicine

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

12

Feb / 15

Publish or Perish: Effective Science Writing from An Independent Editor's Perspective

Dr. Lucy Robinson
Insight Editing London, UK

10AM – 11AM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

16

Feb / 15

The "SARS-unique domain", an Important Player in Viral RNA Replication/Transcription and in Virus-host Interaction

Prof Rolf Hilgenfeld
University of Lubeck, Germay

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

24

Feb / 15

Control of the Yeast-Hyphae Transition in the Human Fungal Pathogen Candida Albicans

Prof Yue Wang
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR

2PM – 3PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

March 2015

3

Mar / 15

Modulating The Type I Interferon Response During Intracellular Bacterial Infection

Associate Professor Gan Yunn Hwen
Department of Biochemistry & Immunology Programme, NUS

1PM – 2PM, CeLS Auditorium

10

Mar / 15

Severe Influenza and Pneumococcal Pneumonia: Casting NETs to Assist Cell Suicide?

Associate Professor Vincent Chow
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

17

Mar / 15

Translational Research in Diverse Fields Originating from Studies in HIV Assembly

Professor Andrew M Lever
Cambridge University Hospital

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

31

Mar / 15

Probiotic Regulation of Host Physiology

Associate Professor Lee Yuan Kun
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

April 2015

7

Apr / 15

Dendritic Cell Subsets And Their Role In Controlling Intestinal Inflammation

Associate Professor Christiane Ruedl
School of Biological Sciences, NTU

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

14

Apr / 15

MKP5, A Novel Regulator of IRF3-Type I IFN, Critically Modulates Host-Pathogen Interaction in Influenza and Other RNA Virus Infection

Assistant Professor Zhang Yongliang
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

28

Apr / 15

Dissecting Invasion in Plasmodium Falciparum: Reticulocyte Binding Protein Homologues Regulate Key Steps

Professor Peter Preiser
Nanyang Technological University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

May 2015

4

May / 15

"Ground State" Adult Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine, Disease Modeling and Cancer Therapeutics Discovery

Professor Frank McKeon
MultiClonal Therapeutics, Inc

1PM – 2PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

26

May / 15

A FRET-based DNA Biosensor Tracks OmpR-dependent Acidification of Salmonella During Maccrophage Infection

Professor Linda J Kenny
Mechanobiology Institute, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

August 2015

4

Aug / 15

Beyond 16S rRNA Profiling - Efficient Algorithms and Software for Taxonomic and Functional Analysis of Shotgun Metagenomics Data

Professor Daniel Huson
University of Tuebingen

1PM – 2PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

5

Aug / 15

14

Aug / 15

Human T Cell Immunity to Dengue Virus

Dr. Laura Rivino
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2


17

Aug / 15

Immunoregulation in the brain

Prof Trevor Owens
University of Southern Denmark

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


18

Aug / 15

A Novel Host-based Diagnostic Test for Early Sepsis

Dr. Ong Siew Hua
Acumen Research Laboratories

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2


25

Aug / 15

Paton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) Staphylococcus Aureus

Dr. Chew Kean-Lee
National University Hospital

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2


27

Aug / 15

The Role of B Celll Lipidome in Immune Homeostasis

Dr. Andy Tan
Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR

1230PM – 130PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

September 2015

8

Sep / 15

Alkyl Hyperoxide Reductase, An Essential Enzyme Ensemble to Alleviate Oxidative Stress

Professor Gerhard Gruber
Nanyang Technological University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

22

Sep / 15

SPRINT-TB Drug Discovery: New Approaches, New Targets

Associate Professor Thomas Dick
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2


29

Sep / 15

Influenza A Virus Enhances Its Replication Through The Regulation of Annexin-A1 Dependent Trafficking and Apoptosis

Associate Professor Lina HK Lim
Dept of Physiology and Immunology Programme, NUS

1230PM – 130PM, CeLS Auditorium

October 2015

8

Oct / 15

From Genetic Association to Molecular Function: A Long Way Down

Dr. Sonia Davila
Genome Institute of Singapore, A*Star

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

14

Oct / 15

Tumor Microenvironment Sugar Fighting: Metabolic Competition Can Determine Cancer Progression

Dr. Chih-Hao Chang
Washington University School of Medicine

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

15

Oct / 15

Metabolism in Regulating T Cell Function: How to Measure It?

Dr. Chih-Hao Chang
Washington University School of Medicine

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

November 2015

3

Nov / 15

Modern Genomic Approaches to Understanding Infectious Disease

Dr. Swaine Chen
Department of Medicine, NUS

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

5

Nov / 15

Host Microbe Interactions and Intestinal Tumor Developmentn

Dr. Parag Kundu
Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2


6

Nov / 15

Seminar on High Content Screening and Imaging

Perkin Elmer

10AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2



17

Nov / 15

The Ubiquitin-Like Modifier FAT10 In Shaping the T Cell Repertoire and Pro-Inflammatory Immune Responses

Professor Marcus Groettrup
University of Konstanz

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

December 2015

4

Dec / 15

Bacterial Ribsome Selective Aminoglycosides

Professor Dev P. Arya
Clemson University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2


15

Dec / 15

Immunological Memory And Role of T Lymphocytes During Viral Infection

Dr. Laura Rivino
Duke-NUS Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4, Level 2

February 2014

3

Feb / 14

Genetic and Functional Interactions of MHC Molecules and Their Receptors

Prof John Trowesdale
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 1

4

Feb / 14

To stop or go? How T and B Lymphocytes Regulate The Strength of Their Response To Antigen

Prof Phil Hodgkin
Division of Immunology, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

March 2014

4

Mar / 14

Pneumococcal Epidemiology & the impact of new vaccine programmes

Prof Stuart Clark
University of Southampton, Malaysia Campus

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2

11

Mar / 14

The effects of dietary antigens on the immune system

Prof Charles Surh
Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


18

Mar / 14

Comparative pathology of animal models of Cerebral Malaria

LTC Eric Lombardini
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand<

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2


31

Mar / 14

RhoH deficiency evokes psoriasis-like chronic dermatitits

Dr. Harumi Suzuki
Research Institute National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2

April 2014

1

Apr / 14

A GWAS in ANCA-associated vasculitis: Will genetics help re-define clincal classification?

Dr. Paul Lyons
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

8

Apr / 14

How do signals that regulate T cells go wrong in autoimmunity? Lessons from the phosphatase PTPN22

Prof Rose Zamoyska
University of Edinburgh, UK

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

15

Apr / 14

How to squander hundreds of millions of dollars on TB control in Russia?

Prof Richard Coker
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

May 2014

14

May / 14

Where proteins go to die: The physiologican and therapeutic significance of proteolytic regulation in mycobacteria

Dr. Ravi Raju
Harvard School of Public Health

2.30PM – 3.30PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2

Jun 2014

2

Jun / 14

Integrating the evolutionary and epidemiological dynamics of infectious diseases

Dr. Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran
Duke-NUS GMS, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2

3

Jun / 14

The dynamics of infectious diseases

Dr. Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran
Duke-NUS GMS, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2


10

Jun / 14

Inflammation and cancer: friend or foe?

Prof Liu Haiyan
Soochow University, P.R. China

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2


11

Jun / 14

Cancer Immunotherapy

Prof Liu Haiyan
Soochow University, P.R. China

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2


17

Jun / 14

Pathogenicity island-directed transfer of unlinked chromosomal virulence genes

Dr. John Chen
New York University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2


11

Jun / 14

Phages and the evolution of microbial pathogens

Dr. John Chen
New York University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2


24

Jun / 14

Of cavities and catching mycobacteria - Neutrophils as a double-edged sword in human TB

Dr. Catherine Ong
University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, level 2

July 2014

22

Jul / 14

New Mechanisms of Inflammasome Activation

Dr. Alessandra Mortellaro
Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2


25

Jul / 14

Novel Cytokines in Infection and Immunity

Prof Eddy Liew
University of Glasgow, UK

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2


30

Jul / 14

Heterosubtypic Immunity Towards the Influenza Virus Hemmagglutinin: Antibodies, Universal Vaccines and Beyond

Dr. Florian Krammer
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School, USA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2


31

Jul / 14

Cross-reactive Humoral Immune Responses Against Viral Glycoproteins: A Paradigm Shift in Influenza Virus Vaccine Research

Dr. Florian Krammer
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School, USA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2


August 2014

5

Aug / 14

T-cell costimulatory signaling & functions at the Immunological Synapse

Dr. Kong Kok Fai
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

6

Aug / 14

CD4 T Cell Subsets

Dr. Kong Kok Fai
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

September 2014

4

Sep / 14

Evaluating Denv-specific Cellular Responses by Comparison to Responses Associated with Nature Immunity & Vaccination

Prof Alessandro Sette
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

9.00AM – 10.00AM, Duke-NUS Amphitheatre, Level 2

16

Sep / 14

The Role of the Putative DNA Sensor ZBP1 in Tumorigenesis

Assistant Professor Stephan Gasser
LSI Immunology Programme & Department of Microbiology, NUS

12.00PM – 1.00PM, CeLS Auditorium


23

Sep / 14

Local Lung Inflammation shapes the Respiratory Immune Response to Influenza & Sensitization to allergen

Professor Mike Kemeny
LSI Immunology Programme & Department of Microbiology, NUS

12.00PM – 1.00PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

October 2014

1

Oct / 14

The Unique Role of Non-Catalytic Tyrosine Phosphorylated Receptors in Immune Recognition

Prof Anton Van Der Merwe
University of Oxford

3PM – 4PM, Seminar Room 1@ CeLS

7

Oct / 14

New Roles for AMP-activated Protein Kinase in Gene Transcription and DNA Repair

A/Prof Norbert Lehming
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

21

Oct / 14

Can We Teach an Old Drug New Tricks?

A/Prof Kevin Tan
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

November 2014

4

Nov / 14

Using Monoclonal Antibodies to Interfere with Different Steps in the H5N1 Influenza A Virus Life Cycle

A/Prof Tan Yee Joo
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12.00PM – 1.00PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

11

Nov / 14

Origin and Function of LYVE-1 Expressing Tissue Macrophages

A/Prof Veronique Angeli
LSI Immunology Programme & Department of Microbiology, NUS

12.00PM – 1.00PM, CeLS Auditorium

14

Nov / 14

tRNA is more than just an adaptor molecule: Translational control of stress response by reprogramming of tRNA modifications and tRNA copy numbers

Dr. Joy Yan-Ling Pang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12.00PM – 1.00PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

18

Nov / 14

Novel signalling pathways in T-cell immunity and immunotheraphy

Professor Chris Rudd
University of Cambridge

12.00PM – 1.00PM, CeLS Auditorium

December 2014

2

Dec / 14

A Journey with Flaviviruses

Prof Mary Ng
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12.00PM – 1.00PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2


5

Dec / 14

The Wiring Diagram of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Prof David R. Sherman
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

4.30PM – 5.30PM, Seminar Room @ MD4A, Level 2

January 2013

8

Jan / 13

Sequence Based Approaches to Mechanisim of Infectious Disease

Dr. Swaine Chen
Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

9

Jan / 13

Regulatory T Cells differ from conventional T Cells in resisting the CTLA-4 Reversal of TCR stop signal

Dr. Lu Yuning
Cambridge Institute of Medical Research, University of Cambridge

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

22

Jan / 13

The Mycobacterium tuberculosis F1F0 ATP synthase a key tuberculosis drug target

Prof Gerhard Gruber
School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

24

Jan / 13

29

Jan / 13

February 2013

5

Feb / 13

The Structural Basis and Dynamics of Actin Polymerization: From Bacterial to Eukaryotes

Assoc Prof Robert Robinson
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

26

Feb / 13

Immune-based Therapy for Chronic Infectious Diseases: Trials of Novel Approaches in HIV and TB

Prof Nicholas I.J. Paton
Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

March 2013

5

Mar / 13

Genetic Control of Aedes Aegypti

Prof Luke Alphey
Visiting Professor of Genetics, University of Oxford

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


7

Mar / 13

The Interaction of Vibrio Cholerae O1 With Chitin Surfaces In Natural Aquatic Habitats

Prof Gary K. Schoolnik
Stanford University Medical School

12PM – 1PM, CRC Symposium Room, MD11


26

Mar / 13

Virulence Mechanisms of Enterococcus faecalis

Dr. Kimberly Kline
Nanyang Technological University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


27

Mar / 13

Interferon-Stimulated Genes, A Promising Source of Future Drug Development

Prof Toshifumi Matsuyama
Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan

230PM – 330PM, CeLS Auditorium

April 2013

12

Apr / 13

Regulation in Mycobacteria – it's not all about RNA

Prof Eric Rubin
Harvard Medical School, USA

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

May 2013

22

May / 13

Variable Receptors of Natural Killer Cells that Recognize Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I Molecules

Prof Peter Parham
Stanford University, USA

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

June 2013

6

Jun / 13

Deciphering the Epigenome of African Trypanosomes

Dr. T. Nicolai Siegel
University of Würzburg, Germany

11AM – 12PM, CeLS Auditorium


18

Jun / 13

Serotonin: An Old Molecule With New Functions in Intestinal Infection and Inflammation

Assoc Prof Waliul Islam Khan
McMaster University, Canada

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


19

Jun / 13

Globet Cells And Mucins: Role in Host Defense in Enteric Infections

Assoc Prof Waliul Islam Khan
McMaster University, Canada

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 2

August 2013

15

Aug / 13

Pathogen Mimicking Nanovaccine Platform Technology: A New Paradigm

Prof Balaji Narasimhan
Iowa State University

230PM – 330PM, CeLS Auditorium

20

Aug / 13

Bioinformatics Analysis of Immune Cell Subsets from Microarray, RNAseq and Cytof

Dr. Michael Poidinger
Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

27

Aug / 13

High-dimensional Analysis of Human Antigen-specific T cells with Mass Cytometry

Dr. Evan Newell
Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star

1PM – 2PM, CeLS Auditorium

September 2013

3

Sep / 13

Anaerobiosis, A New Way of Confronting Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Airway Infection

Dr. Sang Sun YOON
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

4

Sep / 13

Addressing Unanswered Questions About Vibrio Cholera

Dr. Sang Sun YOON
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 2


10

Sep / 13

How Old Is Your Immune System?

Dr. Anis Larbi
Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 1

October 2013

8

Oct / 13

Enhancing Antibody Responses by Targeting Antigens to Clec9A on Dendritic Cells

Prof Ken Shortman
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

14

Oct / 13

F-Star: Advancing Novel Antibody Biologies in Oncology

Dr. John Haurum
CEO, F-Star, UK

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


17

Oct / 13

Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Dynamics: From Blood to Lesions to Single Cells

Dr. Veronique Dartois
New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


21

Oct / 13

The Human Microbiota: What we have learned about our microbial companions in a new Golden Age for Microbiology

Dr. Alan Walker
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 2

22

Oct / 13

Genomic Insights Into Host-Associated Microbial Communities in Health and Disease

Dr. Alan Walker
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

November 2013

5

Nov / 13

Reactive Oxygen Species-mediated Intercellular Signaling of Malignant Cells: Control of multistep oncogenesis and a chance for novel therapeutic approaches

Prof Georg Bauer
Institute for Virology, University of Freiburg, Germany

11AM – 1230PM, CeLS Auditorium

5

Nov / 13

Versatile Mechanisms of HCV to Modify Host Function to Maintain Inflammatory State

Professor Kunitada Shimotohno
Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

11AM – 1230PM, CeLS Auditorium

18

Nov / 13

Rational Approaches For Better Tuberculosis Therapies

Dr. Martin Gengenbacher
Max Planck for Infection Biology, Germany

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Seminar Room 2

December 2013

5

Dec / 13

Why do CD8 Cytotoxic T-Cells Target Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes?

Professor Susan Wong
Cardiff University School of Medicine

1PM – 2PM, CeLS Seminar Room 1

6

Dec / 13

Systems Immunology-Based Approach For Antibody Discovery And B Cell Repertoire Analysis

Dr. Sai Reddy
Dept of Biosystems Science & Engineering, ETH Zurich

11AM – 12PM, CeLS Auditorium

17

Dec / 13

A Novel Strategy for AIDS Therapy: Anti-HIV Peptides Derived from HIV-1 Gene Products

Dr. Tsutomu Murakami
AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

11AM – 12PM, CeLS Auditorium

January 2012

10

Jan / 12

Characterization of the two-protein complex that establishes lipid asymmetry at the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria

Dr. Chng Shu Sin
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

31

Jan / 12

What does it take to develop a Molecular Diagnostic (MDx) Kit?

Dr. Calvin Boon
Associate Director, Dx assays Pte. Ltd.

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

February 2012

14

Feb / 12

Mammalian TOR signaling in lymphocyte growth and development

Associate Prof. Bing Su
Yale University, Department of Immunobiology

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

21

Feb / 12

Dengue Virus Structures

Dr. Shee-Mei Lok
Duke-NUS GMS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

March 2012

6

Mar / 12

Regulations of Cellular Antiviral Response

Professor Hong-Bing Shu
Dean of College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan China

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


8

Mar / 12

NextGen Sequencing of Immune Repertoire: Basic Research and Clinical Applications

Dr Jian Han
Principle Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4 L3

27

Mar / 12

Hepatitis C Virus and Protein Degradation System

Associate Professor Ikuo Shoji
Division of Microbiology, Center for Infectious Diseases, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

12PM – 1PM, Seminar room @ MD4 L3

29

Mar / 12

Omics" Strategies To Provide The Interface Between Clinical Cancer Care And Oncology Research For Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Professor HUI Kam Man
Laboratory of Cancer Genomics, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research, Humphrey Oei Institute of Cancer Research, National Cancer Centre

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

30

Mar / 12

Omics" Strategies To Provide The Interface Between Clinical Cancer Care And Oncology Research For Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Professor HUI Kam Man
Laboratory of Cancer Genomics, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research, Humphrey Oei Institute of Cancer Research, National Cancer Centre

1130AM – 1230PM, Seminar room @ MD4 L3

April 2012

9

Apr / 12

Malaria Vaccine: Hope And Hurdles

Professor Laurent Renia
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

10

Apr / 12

Insights In The Immunobiology Of Malaria Infections

Professor Laurent Renia
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

16

Apr / 12

Phenol-soluble Modulins – A Novel Peptide Family With Multiple Functions In Staphylococcal Pathogenesis

Dr. Michael Otto
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Human Bacterial PathogenesisChief, Pathogen Molecular Genetics Section
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

18

Apr / 12

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus – A Leading Cause Of Disease And Death In Hospitals And The Community

Dr. Michael Otto
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Human Bacterial PathogenesisChief, Pathogen Molecular Genetics Section
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

20

Apr / 12

The Invasion and Depredation of the Human Reticulocyte by Plasmodium vivax

Dr. Bruce Russell
Research Scientist, Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

24

Apr / 12

To Target Or Not: Lessons Learned in Malaria Drug Discovery

Dr. Thierry Diagana
Head, Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

May 2012

3

May / 12

MMPs, Tuberculosis and the role of the Neutrophil

Dr. Catherine WM Ong
Department of Infectious Disease and Immunity, Imperial College London

11AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


7

May / 12

Regulation Of T Cell Receptor Signaling Sensitivity In Thymocyte Development, T Cell Activation And Treg Function: The Roles Of Endogenous MHC-Peptides, PKChAnd Themis

Professor Nicholas R.J. Gascoigne
Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, IMM1, The Scripps Research Institute

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

9

May / 12

Construction and selection of a useful, self-tolerant T cell repertoire: the Goldilocks principle

Professor Nicholas R.J. Gascoigne
Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, IMM1, The Scripps Research Institute

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

29

May / 12

Microfluidics-based Infectious Disease Diagnostics

Dr. Abdur Rub Abdur Rahman
Department Head, Bioelectronics, Institute of Microelectronics (IME);
Visiting Research Scientist, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS)

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

July 2012

3

Jul / 12

High Sensitive Detection Of Viruses Using Sugar-Chain Based Nanotechnology

Professor Yasuo Suda
Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

August 2012

7

Aug / 12

Evolutionary Consequences Of Reassortment On Influenza A Virus

Dr. Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran
Program of Emerging Infectious Diseases Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

14

Aug / 12

Adventures in Polychromatic Flow Cytometry – A Multicolour Kaleidoscope or a Technicolor Yawn?

Dr Paul Edward Hutchinson
Immunology Programme, Centre for Life Sciences, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

21

Aug / 12

Carbapenem Resistance in Clinical Enterobacteriaceae Isolates

Dr Jeanette Teo
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

28

Aug / 12

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis -Characterization of a new host receptor and generation of diagnostic tools

A/Prof Paul MacAry
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, NUS

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

September 2012

4

Sep / 12

Identification of Host Restriction Factors Blocking HIV-1 Replication

Professor Akihide RYO
Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

11

Sep / 12

Developing Humanized Mouse Models for Disease Study

Dr Chen Qingfeng
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


25

Sep / 12

Spores, Proteinases, and Fibrinogen: Casting a New Mould for Allergic Disease

Professor David B. Corry
Baylor College of Medicine

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

October 2012

2

Oct / 12

9

Oct / 12

Regulation Of The IgE Responses

Dr Maria Curotto de Lafaille
Singapore Immunology Network, Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


16

Oct / 12

Quorum Sensing in Burkholderia Cenocepacia

Prof Zhang Lian-Hui
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


23

Oct / 12

Global Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance

Assoc Prof Matthias Maiwald
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital

11AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


30

Oct / 12

Micro Matters; The Future Returns Us To The Past!

Dr. Timothy Barkham
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

November 2012

6

Nov / 12

Biofilm Extracellular Polysaccharides Are Novel Signalling Molecules

Dr. Yasuhiko Irie
University of Washington, USA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

20

Nov / 12

The Role of Dengue Virus Capsid Protein in Apoptosis

A/Prof Thawornchai Limjindaporn
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


27

Nov / 12

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection And Immunity

Dr. Peter GOON
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

1045AM – 1145AM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


28

Nov / 12

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection And Immunity

Dr. Peter GOON
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

11AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

December 2012

January 2011

11

Jan / 11

Genomic Strategies for Dissecting Host Pathogen Interactions in Melioidosis

Professor Patrick Tan Boon Ooi
Group Leader, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR)

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

February 2011

22

Feb / 11

Identification of Inhibitors of Bcl-xL from a Natural Product Library

Dr Lee May Ann
Group Leader, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

28

Feb / 11

Flavivirus Antiviral Development

Dr Shi Pei-Yong
Senior Unit Head, Disease Biology, Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

March 2011

1

Mar / 11

Establishing and Sustaining Immunological Memory

Dr. David M. Tarlinton
NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Immunology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

15

Mar / 11

The molecular mechanisms of hepatitis C virus-associated predisposition to diabetes mellitus

Professor HAK HOTTA
Professor and Chair, Division of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Director, Center for Infectious Diseases, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine Japan

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

18

Mar / 11

Heart Disease Adventure Discovers New Gene

Dr. Alison K. HEATHER
Gene Regulation Group Leader, Heart Research Institute, Sydney. Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, University of Technology, Sydney NSW Australia

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

April 2011

5

Apr / 11

Recent Advances in the Development of Human Enterovirus 71 Vaccines

Professor Peter C. McMinn
Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia

11AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

26

Apr / 11

Chikungunya Vaccines: Options for Control of a Re-emerging Pathogen

Professor Ann M. Powers
Chief, Alphavirus Laboratory, Arboviral Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

May 2011

31

May / 11

STOP Dengue Addressing the Key Challenges in Clinical Management of Dengue

Assoc Prof Leo Yee Sin
Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

August 2011

2

Aug / 11

Peeking Into the Secret Life of Neutrophils

Dr. Ng Lai Guan
Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


10

Aug / 11

Cytoskeletal dynamics in lymphocyte activation and inhibition

Dr Morgan Huse
Assistant Member and Laboratory Head, Immunology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

4PM – 5PM, CeLS Auditorium

16

Aug / 11

Resistance and Persistence of Bacterial Infections & Anti-Bacterial Drug Discovery

Assoc Prof Thomas Dick
Department of Microbiology, NUS

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

23

Aug / 11

The Interferon Response: Regulation of RIG-I Signaling

Dr. Manoj N Krishnan
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

September 2011

6

Sep / 11

A Complex Interaction: Toll-like Receptors And Autoimmunity

Dr. Anna-Marie Fairhurst
Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


13

Sep / 11

Regulatory Interface between the Actin Cytoskeleton and the Mitotic Spindle

Dr. Koh Cheng-Gee
School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

20

Sep / 11

Novel Vectors and Antigens for a Next Generation HIV-1 Vaccine

Professor Dan H. Barouch
Harvard Medical School, Chief, Division of Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

October 2011

4

Oct / 11

Molecular Insights into Virus Induced RNA Silencing in Plants

Dr. Adam Yuan
National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


11

Oct / 11

Dendritic Cell Migration in Airway Inflammation: Role of Surfactant Protein D (SP-D)

Dr. Angela Haczku
University of Pennsylvania Medical Centre

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

18

Oct / 11

Signaling In Innate Immunity, A Tale Of Phosphorylation And Ubiquitylation

Dr. Peter Cheung
School of Biological Science, Nanyang Technological University Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

31

Oct / 11

Tuberculosis: A Systems Biology Perspective of a Pathogen

Professor Gary Schoolnik
Stanford University School of Medicine

11AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

November 2011

1

Nov / 11

The Emergence of Pandemic Influenza Viruses

Dr. Gavin JD Smith
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


8

Nov / 11

Baculovirus As A Mucosal Vaccine Vector Against HPAI H5N1 Strains In Mice

Professor Jimmy Kwang
Temasek Life Science Laboratory

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

17

Nov / 11

Strategies For Rejuvenating Immunity During Ageing

Professor Arne N Akbar
University College London

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


18

Nov / 11

Liver-specific Natural Killer Cells: Phenotypic and Functional Features

Professor Tian Zhigang
University of Science & Technology of China

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

December 2011

2

Dec / 11

Role of Invariant Natural Killer T Lymphocytes in Respiratory Viral and Bacterial Infections

Dr. François Trotten
Université Lille Nord de France

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

January 2010

11

Dec / 10

Regulation of Apoptosis by Viruses

Assoc Prof Tan Yee Joo
Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


19

Dec / 10

Using a Microfluidic Assay to Mimic Different Stages in Metastatic Cancer

Professor Roger D Kamm
Lead Investigator for Biosystems and Micromechanics, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART)

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


26

Dec / 10

Dual Localization of Proteins in Eukaryotes: A Journey from Yeast to Tumor Suppression

Professor Ophry Pines
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

February 2010

2

Feb / 10

Analysis, Selection, and Design of (Ribo)nucleic Acids for Inhibition, Enhancement or Repair of Gene Expression Towards Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Diseases

Assistant Professor Dr. Volker Patzel
Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore; Assistant Director of Research, University of Cambridge (UK)

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

9

Feb / 10

Post-Transcriptional Control of Neuronal Differentiation

Assistant Professor Eugene Makeyev School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

March 2010

3

Mar / 10

Monocytes: Subsets and Fate During Inflammation

Professor Gwendalyn J . Randolph
Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, Icahn Research Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

9

Mar / 10

Spatial organization and the mechanics of signal transduction in cell membranes

Professor Jay T Groves
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley CA USA

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

16

Mar / 10

Engineering Virus-specific T cell immunity to Target Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection and HBV-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Dr Adam J Gehring 
Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

18

Mar / 10

Mechanisms of Human Eosinophil Cytokine Secretion

Professor Peter F. Weller 
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


23

Mar / 10

Dissecting antigen-specific T cell immunity with conditional MHC and genetic tagging

Dr. Ton Schumacher 
Department of Immunology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

April 2010

6

Apr / 10

Understanding Human Coronavirus NL63

Assoc. Prof. Burtram Clinton Fielding
Molecular Virology Laboratory, Department of Medical BioSciences, University of the Western Cape, Republic of South Africa

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

13

Apr / 10

Regulation of Allergic Sensitization and Inflammation

Dr. Maria A Curotto de Lafaille
Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


22

Apr / 10

Capture Of Influenza By Medullary Dendritic Cells Via SIGN-R1 Is Essential For Humoral Immunity In Draining Lymph Nodes

Dr Michael Kuligowski
Postdoctoral Fellow, Immune Disease Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

June 2010

1

Jun / 10

How Retroviruses Encapsidate their RNA Genomes

Professor Andrew Lever
Head of Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

11

Jun / 10

Flow Cytometry: An introduction and latest advances

Dr. Paul Edward Hutchinson
Head, Flow Cytometry Lab, Senior Research Fellow, Immunology Programme, Life Sciences Institute

11AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

August 2010

3

Aug / 10

Modulation of Retroviral Integration by Cellular Proteins

Dr Youichi Suzuki
Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


17

Aug / 10

Immune Function is Mechanically Driven

Prof.  Michael P. Sheetz
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


24

Aug / 10

Immunosenescence: Searching For The Fountain Of Youth

Professor Arne N Akbar
University College London

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


30

Aug / 10

Molecular Epidemiology of HIV in Asia: Reconstituting Epidemic History of HIV-1 Expansion in the region

Dr. Yutaka Takebei
AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases

5PM – 6PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

September 2010

7

Sep / 10

Innate Mechanisms In The Regulation Of Human B Cell Physiology

Dr Elisabetta Traggiai
Department of Pediatric Science, Institute Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

14

Sep / 10

Drug Resistance and Bacterial Fitness in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Dr. Pablo Bifani
Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

23

Sep / 10

The Vaginal Microbiome, Probiotics And The Balance Between Health and Disease

Dr. Gregor Reid
Professor, University of Western Ontario, Chair, Human Microbiology and Probiotics, Director, Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics, Assistant Director International, Lawson Health Research Institute

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

October 2010

12

Oct / 10

The Ins And Outs Of Dengue Virus Neutralization

Assoc Prof Ooi Eng Eong
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


20

Oct / 10

Oxidative Stress In Airways and Lungs

Professor Kian Fan Chung
Experimental Medicine, Airways Disease section, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

26

Oct / 10

Host Responses to Helicobacter Pylori Associated Gastroduodenal Diseases

Dr Ling Khoon Lin
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital.

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

November 2010

4

Nov / 10

RNA Virus Infection Activates NFkB by TRIM23 Dependent Ubiquitin

Professor Kunitada Shimotohno
Research Institute, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

11AM – 12PM, CRC Symposium Room 2 & 3

4

Nov / 10

Trypsinogen 5 is under the control of interferon regulatory factors

Professor Toshifumi Matsuyama
Division of Cytokine Signaling, Nagasaki University Graduate, School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan

11AM – 12PM, CRC Symposium Room 2 & 3

23

Nov / 10

Strategies For Therapy and Prevention Of Allergy

Professor Rudolf Valenta
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium


30

Nov / 10

Novel Cytokines in Infection And Inflammatory Diseases

Professor F. Y. Liew
Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, University of Glasgow, UK

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

January 2009

13

Jan / 09

Global Regulators and Anti-silencing in Salmonella Pathogenesis

Professor Linda J. Kenney
Department of Microbiology & Immunology,University of Illinois-Chicago,USA

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

15

Jan / 09

Structure of the trimeric, prefusion Ebola virus glycoprotein complexed with a neutralizing antibody from a human survivor

Dr. Jeffrey E. Lee
Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA  92037 USA.

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

February 2009

3

Feb / 09

The 20th Century Emergence and Spread of Epidemic Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Is Global Warming or Environmental Change Responsible?

Dr. Duane J. Gubler
Professor, Director, Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

4

Feb / 09

New insights on antigenic variation in Trypanosoma brucei, the agent of African sleeping sickness

Professor George A.M. Cross
André and Bella Meyer Professor of Molecular Parasitology, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA

1230PM – 130PM, CeLS Auditorium

10

Feb / 09

Improving anti-viral immunity: A key to eliminating persistent viral infections

Dr. Mariapia A Degli-Esposti
Centre for Experimental Immunology, Lions Eye Institute and Immunology and Virology Program, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

20

Feb / 09

How group A streptococcus circumvents host innate immunity

Professor Emanuel Hanski
Professor of Microbiology, The Hebrew University, Faculty of Medicine
Jerusalem, Israel

11AM – 12PM, Seminar Room @ MD4

March 2009

3

Mar / 09

Basic and Translational Studies on the Human Retrovirus Infection by HIV-1 and HTLV-I

Professor Naoki Yamamoto
AIDS Research C, AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

10

Mar / 09

Unexpected functions of DOTs: cell cycle regulation and host-induced differentiation in Trypanosoma brucei

Dr Christina J. Janzen
Group leader, University of Munich, Germany

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

11

Mar / 09

How little changes cause large effects: The tale of histone H3 variants and their posttranslational modifications

Dr. Sandra B. Hake
Adolf-Butenandt-Institute and Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM), Department of Molecular Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

17

Mar / 09

Genetic and Ecological Factors in the Evolution of a PathogenicBacterium and its Epidemic Cycle: The Cholera Paradigm

Dr. Shah M. Faruque
Senior Scientist, Head, Molecular Genetics Unit, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh

1230PM – 130PM, CeLS Auditorium

24

Mar / 09

Enterohepatic Helicobacter species: a novel cause of intestinal, hepatic, and biliary inflammation and cancer

Dr. David Schauer
Professor of Biological Engineering and Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

April 2009

3

Apr / 09

Heterogeneous human NK cell repertoires; investigating the roles of diverse HLA class I and Killer cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR) in human NK cell biology

Dr Makoto Yawata
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

7

Apr / 09

Discovery of Insect and Human Dengue Virus Host Factors

Professor Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco
Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Professor, Medicine Director, Duke Center for RNA Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

14

Apr / 09

Functional and Conformational Analysis of WASP-WIP Complex

Dr Thirumaran Thanabalu
School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

29

Apr / 09

Flow Cytometry in 2009

Dr Paul Edward Hutchinson
Head, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

August 2009

4

Aug / 09

Beyond PPARb/d

Dr. Andrew Tan NS
Molecular and Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3


4

Aug / 09

Novel lung stem/progenitor cells in infection

Professor Steve Lin
Professor of Surgery, Chair in Paediatric Surgery, Imperial College, London, UK.

4PM – 5PM, CeLS Auditorium


11

Aug / 09

Modulation of innate immunity by bacterial and host factors: molecular insights from infections of C. elegans by human bacterial pathogens

Dr Man-Wah Tan
Department of Genetics, and Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

18

Aug / 09

Autoimmune Disease: Fc Receptors, Epistasis and Augury

Professor Ken Smith
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

September 2009

1

Sep / 09

HIV Long-term non-progression and Immune Reconstitution Syndrome: Epidemiology informing immunopathogenesis

Professor Philippa Easterbrook
Kings College London

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

8

Sep / 09

Blimp-1 drives differentiation of effector CD8+ T cell memory and represses protective central memory responses

Dr. Gabrielle Belz
Viertel Fellow and HHMI Scholar, Division of Immunology, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

15

Sep / 09

More And More Coronaviruses

Professor Patrick C Y Woo
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong. Honorary Consultant, Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

22

Sep / 09

Regulation of NK cell function and Th17 responses By MAP kinase phosphatase 7

Dr. Zhang Yongliang
Departments of Microbiology, National University of Singapore

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

October 2009

13

Sep / 09

Ontogeny and Homeostasis of non-lymphoid tissues Dendritic Cells: Evidence for a Dendritic Cells Lineage

Dr. Florent Ginhoux
Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

20

Sep / 09

NK and CD8+ T Cells Regulate Dendritic Cell Functions: DCs as Carriers of Signal 3 and Signal 4 for Tumor-specific T cells

Professor Pawel Kalinski
Departments of Surgery, Immunology and Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

November 2009

3

Nov / 09

Cathepsins - multifunctional proteases in Cancer and inflammation

Dr. Thomas Reinheckel
Department of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

10

Nov / 09

Modeling the evolution of virulence and host-range switching in influenza A virus

Professor Earl. G. Brown
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

12PM – 1PM, Seminar Room @ MD4 L3

12

Nov / 09

Innate immune mechanisms of whole microbe vaccination - Case studies for Flu and Malaria vaccines

Prof. Ken J. Ishii
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

17

Nov / 09

The Role of IL-1 In The Immune Response And Its Potential To Serve As Adjuvant

Professor Shlomo Z. Ben-Sasson 
Department of Immunology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium

December 2009

1

Dec / 09

Th17 Cells and Inflammation

Dr. Dong Chen
Department of Immunology, University of Texas (UT), M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

12PM – 1PM, CeLS Auditorium