A*STAR is organising the 1st Singapore-Italy Symposium on biomedical sciences, bringing together scientists from Singapore and the region of Lombardia in Italy. The Symposium will provide an opportunity to better understand each other's research expertise, as well as a platform for face-to-face discussions on research areas of mutual interest.
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Highlights of event:
-4 plenary talks from world-renowned scientists
-8 thematic sessions with 48 oral presentations
-Poster exhibition with over 50 exhibits
-Tea receptions and Lunch will be provided
Please log on to http://www.a-star.edu.sg/asc to view the full conference programme.
Ontogeny and Homeostasis of non-lymphoid tissue Dendritic Cells: Evidence for a Dendritic Cells Lineage
Dr Florent Ginhoux
Singapore Immunology Network,
Topics to include:
High resolution imaging
FRET, FLIM and FCS
Live cell imaging
High content imaging
Speakers to include:
Sir George Radda (Biomedical Research Council), Paul Selvin (University of Illinois) Christien Merrifield (Cambridge University), Ilan Davis (Oxford University), Tony Ng (King's College London), Tony Campbell (Cardiff University), Jason Swedlow (Dundee University), Yuri Korchev (Imperial College London), Achillefs Kapanidis (Oxford University), Sohail Ahmed (Institute of Medical Biology), Frederic Bard (Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology), Rachel Kraut (Nanyang Technological University), Lee Hwee Kuan (Bioinformatics Institute), Martin Wasser (Bioinformatics Institute), Chang Young Tae (Singapore Bioimaging Consortium), Tamil Selvan Subramanian (Institute of Material Research and Engineering).
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“Clinical Investigation involving Human Immunology, with a focus on Infection, Inflammation and Autoimmunity”
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EU - South East Asia Expert Meeting on Vector Borne Diseases: Identifying opportunities for Collaboration
Scientific experts meeting focusing on scientific matchmaking and identifying opportunities for collaboration and to form consortia to bid into upcoming FP7 calls
We are pleased to announce the EU - South East Asia Expert Meeting on Vector Borne Diseases will be held in Singapore on 27 and 28 July 2009. The primary objective of the workshop is to bring together scientific experts to identify opportunities for collaboration and form consortia to bid into the upcoming EU FP7 calls on vector borne diseases.
The workshop will take an integrated approach to research and will focus on a spectrum of vector borne diseases, including Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya and Encephalitis, as well as other relevant newly emerging infections. It will develop a co-ordinated and joint approach between researchers specialising in different disciplines including virology, parasitology, transmission, epidemiology, diagnostic approaches and/or treatment and prevention strategies, including public health-relevant questions, as well as infections' natural cycles, including basic biology of vectors and diseases reservoirs and how to control them. This will ultimately contribute to a comprehensive approach to counter the threats from these infections.
Speakers from the EU and ASEAN nations are invited to give their respective regional inputs and update researchers on the latest activities within the two regions.
The workshop is sponsored by SEA-EU-NET and the British High Commission in Singapore, and supported by the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Agency for Science and Technology (Singapore).
PROGRAM available here
Virgilio do Rosario, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Duane Gubler, DUKE-NUS, Singapore
Prida Malasit, Mahidol University, Thailand
Anne Buschmann, Institute for Novel and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Germany
Sustriayu Nalim, Vector Control Research Unit, Salatiga, Indonesia
Lisa Jameson, Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Martin Hibberd, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Sazaly AbuBakar, Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Center, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Steve Lindsay, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom
Lee-Ching Ng, Environmental Health Institute, National Environment Agency, Singapore
Sylvie Manguin, University of Montpellier, France
Katja Fink, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore
Roberto Bruzzone, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, Hong Kong
Mary Ng Mah-Lee, Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sir Roy Anderson, Imperial College, United Kingdom
British High Commission, Singapore:
Christopher Tan (Christopher.Tan@fco.gov.uk)
Jessica Wright (Jessica.Wright@fco.gov.uk)
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Singapore:
Laurent Renia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lisa F.P. Ng (email@example.com)
To facilitate interactions, participants are encouraged to submit an abstract of their work and area of interest that will be compiled into a booklet for dissemination during the meeting. Please see registration link.
To register, please visit the following URL: www.sign.a-star.edu.sg/register/vbd/register.php. Registration closes on Monday, 6 July 2009. Please send us your area of research focus and abstract. Click this URL : http://www.sign.a-star.edu.sg/register/vbd/abstract.php to submit your abstract.
Attendance to the symposium is free of charge but all participants are requested to register to ensure adequate provision of facilities during the symposium. Do note the symposium date in your diaries.
"Integrating Immune Networks with Immuno-imaging"
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Shizuo Akira (keynote speaker)
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SIgN joins worldwide Day of Immunology 2009!
To celebrate, for the first time, the worldwide "DAY OF IMMUNOLOGY (DoI)" on April 29th, 2009, Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) of A*STAR is organizing a series of talks by clinicians and academics under the theme "Immunologists and the Public - Linking Science and Health". The seminars will feature topical issues like infectious disease and allergy. SIgN hopes this event will create a shortcut between the growing understanding of the immune system and the general public, in order to improve general health and well-being. If you wish to understand how immunology forms the basis for good health and well-being in your daily life, join us in the DoI's seminars! We invite you to stay on after the talks to a tea reception and mingle with the speakers and guests.
AFTERNOON SESSION - Flyer available here
EVENING SESSION - Flyer available here
How to get to MATRIX - Instructions available here
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The first Day of Immunology (DoI) was held on April 29th, 2005. It was brought to life by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) in order to strengthen the public awareness of immunology as a basis for individual health and well-being. Despite many achievements in basic and clinical immunological research, the importance of this discipline is often underestimated by the public, including politicians and laypeople. Due to the great success of the annual DoI, it is now celebrated globally. In 2006, a prize was awarded for the most original activity under the headline "Partnerships in Education - Bringing Immunology to the Classroom".
Kaufmann, S.H.E., Grossman M.L., Englich S., The Day of Immunology 2007 goes global. European Journal of Immunology 2007. 37(5):1158-1160
Dr. Julien LESCAR (NTU):
"Characterization of a mouse monoclonal antibody that inhibits the four serotypes of dengue virus"
Singapore Antibody Club 2009 Lecture Series:
Singapore Antibody Club is pleased to announce the launch of 2009 lecture series starting in March. The purpose of this forum is to serve as a platform to stimulate scientific discussion and information exchange on the advances of antibody technology for the scientists and clinicians within the research community in Singapore. Through this forum we hope to bring together critical mass of diverse expertise from which a strong foundation for antibody development can be built in Singapore.
In this year's series we are devoting a number of lectures to disease-focused antibody development. These include clinical and preclinical development as well as the clinical applications of the antobodies against infection, cancer, and inflammation. In addition, novel technologies for antibody engineering will also be covered.