Department of Surgery
Congratulations to our Dr Alfred Kow for being recognised as one of the recipients for the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award winners!
This Annual Teaching Excellence Award serve three important functions in an institution of higher education. First, they recognise teachers who excel in their profession. Second, the awards serve as an indication of the importance the institution accords to teaching. Third, the awards send clear signals to the teaching community about what the institution regards as high quality teaching, i.e. by identifying the results that the institution’s teaching practices aim to strive for.
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Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) are point mutation that occur in more than 1% of the population. These genetic polymorphisms can be studied by first amplifying the target site using the polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Subsequently, variants can be determined, for example, by using restriction enzyme (RFLP) or by Sanger Sequencing.
RFLP are limited by availability of restriction site at the target sequence and Sanger Sequencing can get expensive. High Resolution Melt Analysis (HRM) is another technique for SNP analysis. Department of Surgery offers the following services for SNP genotyping:
1. SNP genotyping
2. QIAgility Automated liquid handler
3. Rotorgene Q real-time PCR cycler (2 plex - Green, Yellow)