News & Events



Date / Time / Venue 
Topic / Speaker

​20 March 2017, Monday, 11:00am-12:00pm  Classroom 2

Protein Electrodynamics and Terahertz Medicine
​11 October 2016,
Tuesday, 10:30am-12pm
Classroom 4
​Eigenomic and Genomic Approaches to Uncover Mechanistic Insight in Cancer Stem Cell Biology
Speaker: Dr Stephen Wong, Stanford University

Mapping Molecular Control and Consequences of Cell Phenotypic Plasticity at Genome Scale, Towards More Effective Clinical Tools
Speaker: Dr Ian Overton, University of Edinburgh
​10 October 2016,
Monday, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Classroom 3

​In Vitro Muscle Cultures

Speaker: Dr. Ng Shyh Chang, Senior Research Scientist,
Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR  

​6 October 2016,
Thursday, 11:30am-12:30pm,
Classroom 4

​Early intervention in cancer through the tumour suppressive mechanisms that control genome stability.

Speaker: Prof Ashok Venkitaraman, Medical Research Council, Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, UK 

​30 September 2016,
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1

​Histone 4 lysine 8 acetylation (H84K8ac); the centrepiece of the human malaria parasite epigenome

Speaker: Prof Zbynek Bozdech, School of Biological Sciences, NTU

​23 September 2016,
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1

​Phase plate analysis of DNA and nucleosome at near atomic resolution

Speaker: Asst Prof Sara Sandin, School of Biological Sciences, NTU 

​20 September 2016, Tuesday, 2:30pm-4:30pm, SBS Meeting Room 1

​Translational genetics with plants: from thermal responses to human genetics diseases

Speaker: Dr. Sureshkumar Balasubramanian
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Australia

​16 September 2016, Friday
4pm, Classroom 1

​Translational Control Mechanisms Governed by tRNA Modifications in the Plasmodium falciparum Intra-erythrocytic Developmental Cycle

Speaker: Prof Peter Preiser, School of Biological Sciences, NTU

​15 September 2016,
Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am,
SBS Classroom 4

​Cyanobacterial Photosynthesis: From Basic Research to Solar Technology

Speaker: Dr Marc Nowaczyk, Group Leader, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

​14 September 2016,
Wednesday, 2-3pm,
Classroom 3
​Aberrant Stem / Progenitor Cell Behaviour during Aging and Cancer

Speaker: Dr Derick Ong, Posdoctoral Fellow,
Dept of Cancer Biology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Centre
​9 September 2016,
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1

​Chemical Biology Approaches to Biofilm Eradication

Speaker: Asst Prof Yang Liang,
School of Biological Sciences, NTU

​2 September 2016,
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1
​FK506 Binding Proteins, Immunophilins with Functional Versatility

Speaker: Prof Joe Ho Sup Yoon, School of Biological Sciences, NTU

​30 August 2016, Tuesday
2:30pm to 3:30pm
SBS Meeting Room 1

​Bacterial Microcompartments to Improve Plant Photosynthetic Efficiency and Other Potential Biotechnological Applications

Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Occhialini, Department of Plant Biology and Crop Science (PBCS), Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

​29 August 2016, Monday
2:30pm to 3:30pm
SBS Classroom 3

​Good contractions: regulation of actomyosin contractility in the C. elegans spermatheca and zygote.

Speaker: Asst Prof Ronen Zaidel-Bar - Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanobiology Institute, NUS

​13 - 15 July 2016, 
12 to 1pm, 
TR+5 (SBS-01n-25) 
Part of NTU-ASEAN Micrscopy Workshop 2016 ​

Seminar 1 (Wednesday):
Seeing the Invisible! From Label-Free Real-Time Phenotypic Imaging Through to Studying Individual Protein Complexes 
Speaker: Dr. Peter O'Toole, Head of Imaging and Cytometry, Technology Facility, Deparmtnet of Biology (Area 15), University of York, England. 

Seminar 2 (Thursday): 
Live Imaging of Singaling and Development 
Speaker: Asst. Prof Nicholas Tolwinski, Yale-NUS College and Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Seminar 3 (Friday): 
Order from Chaos: What Could Oscillatory Membrane and Actin Dyamics Teach Us About Cell Cortex? 
Speaker: Asst. Prof Wu Min, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Centre for Bioimaging Sciences (CBIS), Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI), NUS 
​24 June 2016, 
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1
​Kindlins: Emerging family of cytosolic proteins with multifaceted functions​ 

Speaker: Assoc. Prof Tan Suet Mien
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
17 June 2016, 
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1 
​Peptide Ligases: Molecular Gluer of Proteins

Speaker: Prof. James Tam 
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
​10 June 2016, 
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1 
​From studying hpoxia-driven cancer-evolution and brain-injury to developing therapies for cancer and dementia 

Speaker: Assoc. Prof Newman Sze 
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
​3 June 2016, 
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1 
Towards an understanding of the role that ​the influenza virus polymerase proteins play in mediating virus transmission. ​

Speaker: Assoc Prof. Richard Sugrue
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
​2 June 2016, 
10:30am - 12:00pm 
Classroom 3 (SBS-01n-23)

​Membrane transport proteins as antimalarial drug targets 

Speaker: Prof. Kiaran Kirk 
Dean, College of Medicine, Biology & Environment 
The Australian National University 

Modelling the evolution of microbiomes ​

Speaker: Prof. Allen Rodrigo 
Director, Research School of Biology, 
ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment 
The Australian National University 
18 May 2016, 
10:30am - 11:30am, Classroom2 ​
Plant secondary metabolite biosynthesis study and metabolic engineering: phorbol esters in Jatropha curcas

Speaker: Dr Hong Yan
Chief Scientific Officer, JOil (S) Pte Ltd
Adjunct Assoc. Prof, School of Biological Sciences, NTU
13 May 2016, 
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1 
​Extranuclear functions of the polycomb group protein Ezh2

Speaker: Asst. Prof Su I-Hsin 
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
​6 May 2016, 
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1 
​Intestinal dendritic cells and their role in controlling anti-microbial peptide response in epithelial cells

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Christiane Ruedl 
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
​22 April 2016, 
Friday, 4pm, Classroom 1
Neurobiology of resilience and vulnerability to stress 

Speaker: Asst. Prof. Rupshi Mitra 
School of Biological Sciences, NTU ​
​7 April 2016
Understanding why people live or die when they are infected with Ebola virus: Using high resolution approaches to analyse samples from patients and cells ​

Speaker: Prof. Julian A Hiscox 
Chair in Infection & Global Health, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, UK ​
22 March 2016 
Human monoclonal antibodies against cancer and viruses

Speaker: Dr. Dimiter S. Dimitrov 
Cancer & Inflammation Program, Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA 
18 March 2016
Localized Virulence Factor Assembly in Enterococcus faecalis 

Speaker: Asst. Prof. Kimberly Kline
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
​11 March 2016 
​The Communal Life of Bacteria 

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Scott Rice
School of Biological Sciences, NTU 
​3 March 2016 
Cellular and Molecular Mechanism of Alphavirus Pathogenesis: Implications for Disease Interventions 

Speaker: Dr. Lisa F.P. Ng 
Senior Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Microbial Immunity, Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR 
​26 February 2016 
Dissecting the role of the unfolded protein responses during lipid petrubation ​

Speaker: Asst. Prof. Guillaume Thibault 
School of Biological Sciences, NTU​
12 February 2016 
The Strength of Transient (Weak) Biological Interactions: from Theory to Applications ​

Speaker: Prof. Sten Ohlson
​5 February 2016
​3D Genome Organisation for Transcription Regulation in Cells ​

Speaker: Asst. Prof. Melssa J. Fullwood